Joseph C. Petersen, Jr.

Joseph C. Petersen, Jr, Director

Mr. Petersen has 29 years experience in managing various businesses within the fields of marketing, product development, business development operations management, and internal turnarounds for a wide range of multi-national companies, both small to mid-sized, in the International Consumer Do-It-Yourself (DIY) and Commercial/Industrial non-powered tool markets. Company sizes ranged from $3 million to $120 million in sales. Purchased several businesses, one of which was successfully improved and sold by outsourcing all domestic manufacturing to China and India in less than 20 months. Successfully competed in the Consumer Products, Construction, Industrial, and Commercial market sectors for both public and privately held firms in the United States as well as the European Union. Orchestrated several multi-million dollar acquisitions in both the US and Great Britain. Possess extensive distribution experience in the mass retail, industrial, e-commerce, mail order, rental, and STAFDA (Specialty Tools and Fasteners Distributors Association) distribution channels. Named on various design and utility patents.

He has held senior level positions with JCube Industries, Inc., the C.H. Hanson Company, American Tool/Newell Rubbermaid, Fiskars, OY AB, and Harmon Industries, Inc. Joe has been actively involved in new product development, market development, manufacturing, logistics, material management, and turnaround situations.

Mr Peterson completed his Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering and Business Administration at Missouri State University in Springfield, Missouri.  He also completed undergraduate studies in Mechanical Engineering at Kansas State University in Manhattan Kansas. He was awarded a full athletic scholarship in baseball.