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Fasnap appoints Jeff Kendell president

Company News, News | August 22, 2023 | By:

Fasnap Corp. is making key changes in management positions at several levels of the corporate office in Elkhart, IN. Jeff Kendell will assume the role of president as of August 1 of this year.

Kendell has been a key salesman for Fasnap for over 20 years. He started with Fasnap back in 2002. Ironically enough he was calling on the company to sell them computer supplies when he met with the Reed family who offered him a job. He was first hired into the IT department but quickly transitioned into the sales department and has been in the sales department ever since, successfully managing multiple sales territories.

An MBA graduate of Indiana University and a lifelong learner who is looking forward to this next step of his journey, Kendell is a proven winner and has been a key leader at Fasnap since he rose to a leadership position and ultimately became president by unanimous vote by the board. His leadership is ideally suited for Fasnap because of his strong history of creating and nurturing long-term relationships with key partners, collaborative team building, and delivering on key performance measures.

In addition to Kendell being promoted to President, Joe Killingbeck has been promoted to chief operating officer and Dave Freshour has been promoted to director of operations. Killingbeck has been with Fasnap for five years as director of operations and has several years of prior experience overseeing global supply chains and operations for other industries. He is a U.S. Army veteran, and received his bachelor’s and his MBA from Purdue University.

Freshour has been with Fasnap for over 25 years in operations and has extensive experience managing various internal departments, including purchasing, distribution, facilities, and quality. “Joe’s and Dave’s in-depth experience on leadership teams over the years has given Fasnap a competitive advantage and positions us to make key moves for the overall benefit of the operation and growth of the company,” said Jeff Kendell president and CEO. “Experience and fit within an organization are essential to long term success in our industry. These two moves mark an important step in aligning the leadership team with the Fasnap strategic goals. Our leadership team combined has over 100+ years in the industry, which is just amazing.”

Ryan Grady will continue his role as National Sales & Marketing Director as well as Jason Grooms as the Vice President of Finance & Administration.

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