WARSAW — Seymour Midwest, a family-owned, global supplier to the specialty hand tools market, announced the appointment of Bill Pipp and Matt Teevan to the company’s executive leadership team.
Pipp, who most recently managed Seymour Midwest’s marketing and product development activities, will now lead the company’s global sales activities as senior vice president of sales. Pipp brings a wealth of sales, marketing, operations and finance experience to his new role from his career leading high performance teams in high growth businesses.
Pipp is a visionary senior executive with an aggressive, 30-year record of increasing sales, leading new product development, expanding market share in highly competitive sectors and leading multinational business-to-business growth organizations.
Bill Henthorn, president and CEO of Seymour Midwest, said, “Bill is a results driven decisive leader with proven success in sales, marketing and operations with an earned reputation for identifying and implementing innovative solutions to business issues. His exceptional interpersonal communication and creative problem solving skills will certainly complement our existing executive leadership team as we strive to exceed our customer’s needs.”
Pipp graduated from Indiana University and resides in Syracuse.
Teevan joins Seymour Midwest as the company’s senior vice president of marketing and will be responsible for all marketing, product management and product development activities. Teevan joins Seymour Midwest with over a decade of senior management experience, including leading businesses in the Netherlands and France and most recently, as the general manager of an Indiana manufacturer where he led a renewed focus on category and product innovation as well as the visual rebranding of the company.
“Matt brings a unique perspective and a broad, results driven experience to the table from his time leading teams and running businesses in the U.S., the Netherlands and France. What makes Matt the right fit for Seymour Midwest is his understanding of manufacturing coupled with his dual passion for product development and building channel partnerships. We’re thrilled that Matt joined our executive leadership team and see him as the ideal person to chart our product roadmap and tell the Seymour Midwest story” said Chuck Yeager, executive vice president – strategy.
Teevan is a graduate of Furman University and the Sorbonne and resides in Winona Lake.