Parts Now! News6 Mar, 2007
Parts Now! News
Middleton, WI - Parts Now! is pleased to open its first West Coast distribution center. Located in Hayward, California, the 25,600 square foot facility allows Parts Now! to better serve its expanding customer base along the West Coast. The local presence provides these customers with faster response times, ground transit cost savings and the convenient option of order pick-up.
The new facility will stock an inventory of laser printer parts tailored to the needs of industries located along California’s high tech corridor. Customers in the San Francisco area may now pick up their orders the same day they place them. In addition, the site will ship to Arizona, Nevada, Oregon, Washington, Utah and Idaho.
"The tech sector concentration of the Bay area makes our local investment critical," said Kevin Guy, Vice President of Sales and Marketing. "We are excited to leverage our capabilities in the region in order to serve this growing customer base."
Chris Jankos, Director of the Western Region, will lead the warehouse operations, develop a West Coast sales force and strategize regional business development. "Our expansion is in line with Parts Now!'s goal of maintaining its leadership position as the largest laser printer parts distributor in North America," said Jankos.
In additional news, Parts Now! has named Kevin Joyce as Regional Vice
President of Business Development and Mark Knuth as Director of Operations.
In his newly created position as Regional Vice President of Business Development, Joyce will focus on adding new product lines, developing OEM relationships, and targeting new market segments both in the U.S. and internationally. He comes to Parts Now! with extensive experience in new business development and a strategic emphasis on OEM and multi-vendor solutions. Most recently, Joyce served as President and General Manager of CP&S, a multi-vendor computer and printer parts supplier based in Florida. Prior to CP&S, he worked at Lexmark as Director of World Wide Business Development for Lexmark Services. Joyce will be based in the East Coast.
Mark Knuth, Director of Operations, has over 20 years of experience in manufacturing and distribution which will help Parts Now! continue to improve its levels of operational excellence. Knuth is responsible for the remanufacturing plant, warehouse and distribution center at Parts Now!'s new 110,000 square foot headquarters in Middleton, Wis. Prior to joining Parts Now!, Knuth held positions in engineering management, director of lean manufacturing, and most recently as general manager of operations and distribution at Atwood Mobile Products.
Knuth has a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering technology from Southern Illinois University and an M.B.A. from Indiana University.