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I am pleased to announce today that Peter J Chatel has been named Chief Executive Officer of Johnson Level/President of Hultafors Group North America.

I am pleased to announce today that Peter J Chatel has been named Chief Executive Officer of Johnson Level/President of Hultafors Group North America.

Peter will start in this role on November 26, 2018. Peter has been tapped to lead the Johnson Level business after decades of family leadership. Hultafors Group AB successfully acquired Johnson Level & Tool on April 30, 2018.

Executive Back​​​ground

Peter Chatel has a well-respected track record as an executive who has built high performance teams, delivered sustainable growth, and created long term value for shareholders. His breadth and depth in both commercial leadership and operational excellence make him the perfect fit to lead our North American Hultafors business. We are thrilled to have Peter onboard and the entire team looks forward to working with him to execute our exciting growth plans.

Turnaround ​​​Team

Prior to joining Johnson Level/Hultafors Group NA, Peter Chatel was a member of the senior executive team who led the turnaround of Senco Brands (global manufacturer and marketer of fastening systems) resulting in the successful transition of the business from private equity to Kyocera.

Experience from Ove​​rseas

Prior to this, Peter held executive leadership positions at Walter Meier Holdings, and Pentair Tool Group (General Manager for Porter Cable Power Tools, as well as for Delta Machinery). He spent the first 13 years of his career at Black & Decker in commercial and general management roles, including assignments in both Canada and New Zealand.

Poten​​tial for Growth

"I am very excited to be joining the Johnson Level / Hultafors Group teams. Johnson is an impressive business with a great history of contractor-grade products, deep customer relationships, and a strong brand that is meaningful to the professional end user. With Hultafors Group's new ownership, the potential for significant growth in U.S. and Canadian markets is very promising", says Peter Chatel.

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