THE HARRIS PRODUCTS GROUP
Patrick Fagerquist, HPG Vp of Sales Patrick Fagerquist

The Harris Products Group hires new vice president of North American sales

Mason, OH - Nov 21, 2012 :

The Harris Products Group, an international manufacturing company of cutting, brazing, soldering and welding alloys and equipment, recently announced Patrick W. Fagerquist as its new Vice President of Sales for North America. He will join the team effective January 1, 2013.
 
Fagerquist is a 25-year veteran of industrial sales,  joining The Lincoln Electric Company, the parent company of The Harris Products Group, in 1987 as a technical sales representative. He most recently served as a regional sales manager in the Southwest for Lincoln Electric, developing key accounts and growing the business. He led the largest domestic region in the Lincoln Electric organization.

“Patrick brings valuable experience in industrial sales to The Harris Products Group. I am confident his knowledge of the marketplace will be an asset to our entire sales force. He knows what customers are looking for – quality, professional-grade products and an expert, solution-focused sales force,” said David J. Nangle, president of The Harris Products Group.

Fagerquist graduated from the University of Texas with a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering. All sales personnel managing industrial distribution, wholesale distribution, OEM, inside sales and customer service for The Harris Products Group will report to Fagerquist. He will be responsible for all sales personnel in North America supporting customers and our full product portfolio, including industrial and specialty gas equipment and welding, brazing and soldering products.

About Harris Products Group
The Harris Products Group, a Lincoln Electric Company, is a world leader in the design, development and manufacture of cutting, welding, brazing and soldering equipment and consumables and gas distribution systems. Harris Products Group products are sold and used in more than 90 countries. Named a 2012 IndustryWeek Best Plants Finalist for manufacturing excellence, the company’s Mason, Ohio, facility serves as its international corporate headquarters. For more information about the Harris Products Group and its products and services, please visit www.harrisproductsgroup.com or call Customer Service at 1-800-733-4043.

Contact Information:
Ira Vea Bennett, Director of Marketing
The Harris Products Group
2345 Murphy Boulevard
Gainesville, GA 30504-6000
Tel: 678.928.3772
Fax: 770.535.8358
Email: ira_bennett@lincolnelectric.com