April 1, 2015


SUMMERVILLE, S.C. — KION North America Corporation is pleased to announce Mike Gore as their new Vice President, Dealer Sales, effective April 1.

Gore spent his first six months with KION North America as the sales manager for the STILL Liftrunner. He will continue to fulfill that role until a replacement is named.

In his new role as vice president, dealer sales, he will be responsible for managing and growing sales in the dealer segment of KION North America’s business.

“Given Mike’s previous work experience combined with his track record of success thus far with our company, we have no doubts he will continue to contribute to the overall success of KION North America,” said Vincent Halma, president and CEO of KION North America Corporation.

Gore holds a bachelor’s degree in business from Averett College and a master’s degree in business administration from Virginia Commonwealth University.

He has previously held sales leadership positions with Dow Chemical, Sealoflex, RSC Equipment Rental and JCB of South Carolina. Additionally, Gore spent 13 years in the Virginia National Guard as an engineer officer.

KION North America Corporation
KION North America Corporation is a member of the KION GROUP AG, the world's second largest manufacturer of industrial trucks. Their brand companies, Linde and STILL, serve the specific requirements of the U.S., Canadian and Mexican markets with a comprehensive and complementary product portfolio. Headquartered in Summerville, S.C., KION North America's production plant has an annual capacity of more than 10,000 trucks. Their products are known for their innovative technologies, low energy and low operating costs.

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CONTACT: Rochelle Edwards
Marketing & Communications Manager
Phone: 843.875.8311
Rochelle.Edwards@kiongroup.com


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