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QuickConnect: December 2013

News from NAHAD Members

NAHAD Members announce a retirement, a contest and a new employee.

Goodyear Rubber ProductsRichard "Dick" Kopp has announced that he will retire from Goodyear Rubber Products at the end of this year after 42 years with the company. Dick formally announced his retirement during a recent 80th birthday party dinner cruise celebration held in his honor. With much of his family in attendance, including his dear wife Sarah along with his Goodyear "family," Dick shared stories of his early years working alongside company founders Murray & Jackie Jacobs and his transition to serving as VP - General Manager under their son and current owner, Bob Jacobs. Dick turned over the G.M. reigns to Eric Von Kaenel in 1999 but has remained with the company in a sales & mentor capacity since then.

Richard KoppBesides promising to stay in touch with his Goodyear family, Dick and Sarah plan to travel even more often than they have the last few years. Dick hopes to pay a return visit to Vietnam where he flew helicopter rescue missions for the U.S. Marine Corp during the Vietnam War.

Dick can be reached at Goodyear's St. Pete office through the end of this year, and you can email him at dickk@goodyearrubberproducts.com or call him at 727-822-4672, ext. 114.

Brennan BW logo 2012Brennan Industries Inc. is celebrating the holidays by giving away a new Apple® iPad Air™. The contest, ending Dec. 11, 2013, gives entrants the opportunity to earn up to three entries into a drawing to win the tablet. Brennan is offering one easy entry into the drawing for each activity: liking the company’s Facebook page, following the company’s Twitter account and following the company on LinkedIn.

Brennan iPad Giveaway“With the holidays around the corner and our growing online communities, we want to offer the chance to win a great gift,” said Bill Jarrell, vice president of marketing and operations at Brennan Industries. “We’re excited to share a lot of valuable information with our social customers and partners.” For more information and contest rules, visit the giveaway webpage.

Federal Hose logoFederal Hose is pleased to announce that Christina Calaway has joined the company as their Inside Sales Manager. Christina brings a solid background in sales, having served as a branch manager for Leff Electric and in market development with Aco Polymers.

Christina is challenged with developing and growing Federal’s expanding portfolio of regional and national accounts. Federal Hose views her addition as a continuing sign of their commitment to be a leader among hose manufacturers. Christina may be reached at 1-800-346-4673, ext. 106. Please join them in welcoming Christina.

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