iQ Power Tools, manufacturer of premium power tools with integrated dust-collection technology, has announced that Jim Mackall has been appointed to the firm’s newly-
created position of Vice President of Sales. Mackall will be responsible for the company’s
nationwide sales team, new business development and expansion of existing markets.
iQ Power Tools President Joel Guth said, “We are excited to welcome Jim Mackall to iQ. He will be responsible for expansion and continued growth as we look to further diversify and grow our business. Jim’s leadership and extensive sales experience in previous roles at US LBM Holdings, Steeler, BlueLinx and Hitachi Power Tools have given him a strong foundation within the construction industry sector.
“Jim brings a wealth of knowledge to all areas of our business,” continued Guth, “including contract negotiations, market research, distribution, integrated supply programs and project management.”
“The iQ story is an impressive one,” Mackall said. “Their superior products come from a proven commitment to create and market the most safe and effective tools to the industry. I am very excited about my opportunity to continue to build and lead this sales team in
delivering their message to the marketplace.”
Mackall has over 15 years experience in sales and regional development and has led nationwide expansions with over $100M in sales and P&L.
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About iQ Power Tools
iQ Power Tools manufactures a comprehensive range of premium power tools with integrated dust collection systems for the concrete, masonry, hardscape and tile sectors. The company was founded by third-generation masons Joel and Paul Guth, who have logged over 30 years each in the masonry industry. Decades of experience taught them about dust problems; their company started out creating tools to solve their own problems only to realize these same issues affected all contractors… mess, money and a threat to the health and safety of the industry. iQ Power Tools envisions a future where their innovation helps create a 100% dust-free environment: jobsites are safer, work practices are healthier… and, the construction industry becomes even more sustainable.
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