STIHL Inc. has announced the promotion of Steve Meriam to the position of director of sales. In his new position, Meriam will manage the continued growth of the STIHL brand and improvements in product sales and distribution here in the U.S.
“Steve has played an integral role in our success over the past several years. We are confident that he will continue to grow sales and solidify our position as number one*,” said Nick Jiannas, vice president of sales and marketing for STIHL Inc.
Meriam began his career with forestry and logging jobs in Canada. He was appointed to territory manager of Manitoba and Saskatchewan for STIHL Limited by Fred Whyte, who started up the Canadian operation and is now president of STIHL Inc.
Meriam’s career moved in a new direction as he began selling the tools he once used, and his hands-on experience soon proved to be invaluable. He went on to hold multiple executive level sales positions at STIHL Limited. prior to relocating to the U.S. in 1997 and assuming the role of branch manager at Northeast STIHL. He was later promoted to manager of national sales and product development for STIHL Inc. in October of 2002.
“I look forward to fostering STIHL growth and continuing to deliver the quality products and service that our customers depend on for their homes and work,”said Meriam. “I’ve used STIHL throughout my career and my life, and I firmly believe we make the best product out there.”
About STIHL Inc.
STIHL Inc. manufactures the number one selling brandof gasoline-powered handheld outdoor power equipment in America,* as well as the number one selling brand of chain saws in the world. STIHL products are sold through servicing power equipment retailers from coast to coast – not mass merchants. Located in Virginia Beach, Va., STIHL Inc., the headquarters for U.S. operations for the worldwide STIHL Group, exports to over 90 countries around the world; and the majority of STIHL products sold in America are also built in America.* STIHL products sold through U.S. STIHL dealers are for distribution in the United States only. For more information or for the name of a local STIHL retailer, call toll free 1-800-GO STIHL (1-800-467-8445), visit stihlusa.com or text your zip code to 78445.
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