Chicago Pneumatic Names New Product Managers

Chicago Pneumatic has hired Gus Armbruster as manager of the full range of handheld construction tools, and appointed Greg Petherbridge to manager of the compaction equipment line.

In his new role as product manager, Armbruster will be a key player in product development and marketing of the handheld construction tools, including breakers, hammers, drills, rivet busters, and many other products and accessories.

Armbruster is a recent graduate of Lake Erie College where he double majored in Business Administration and Human Resource Management. He also lettered for four years on the Lake Erie College football team, and demonstrated leadership in his role as team captain for the last two years of his college career.

His proven leadership abilities and previous work and intern experience in sales functions provide a foundation for Armbruster to develop in his current role. “Gus has shown a wealth of enthusiasm and knowledge of his newly-acquired product line,” says John Vogel, executive vice president. “Additionally, he has already shown a lot of dedication to CP by participating in this year’s trade show circuit.” Armbruster’s first official day with CP coincided with the opening day of the 2013 World of Concrete trade show in Las Vegas.

Chicago Pneumatic also announces that Greg Petherbridge has been appointed product line manager for the full range of compaction equipment. These new responsibilities are in addition to his current role of hydraulic breaker product manager.

Petherbridge has been an instrumental part of the Chicago Pneumatic Construction Equipment team, having helped grow the hydraulic breaker line across North America. “In addition to being a real team player, Greg knows the equipment first hand,” explains Vogel. “We are confident that Greg will do very well handling this additional assignment.”

A key player in the product development and marketing of the RX hydraulic breaker product line, Petherbridge intends to apply those successes to the compaction equipment line as well. Petherbridge’s more than 30 years in the construction equipment industry will prove valuable as he takes on additional responsibilities.

Petherbridge holds a degree in Business Management from Kent State University.

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