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McCann named president of McCann Industries

Published: Sunday, March 17, 2013 5:30 a.m. CDT

ADDISON – Jim McCann has been named president of McCann Industries Inc. Dennis Kruepke, the former president, remains in the position of chief executive officer.

McCann began working with the company as an outside sales representative in 1991 and has assumed progressively more responsibility over the past 22 years.

“Jim has learned the business from the ground up,” says Kruepke. “He understands ourcustomers and our products and has excelled in all the positions he’s held within the company. We are confident that McCann Industries will continue to thrive under his leadership.”

As vice president of sales and marketing for the past 13 years, McCann has beenresponsible for managing the company’s growth. He began working for McCann Industries in 1991 as an outside sales representative and was promoted to rental manager in 1997. Two years later, he became sales manager, and within one year was designated as vice president, sales and marketing.

The construction equipment and contractor supplies dealer was founded by Richard J. McCann, Jim’s father, in 1967 as McCann Construction Specialties Company to sell concrete forms and accessories and was expanded to include equipment. McCann Power & Equipment was established in 1994 with the acquisition of three Case Construction Equipment dealerships. The two companies merged to become McCann Industries Inc. in 2000.

McCann Industries Inc. has seven locations – including McHenry and Wauconda – to service the construction industry. Equipment manufacturers represented by McCannIndustries include Case, Takeuchi, Wacker Neuson, ICS, Allen Engineering, Sullair,and Husqvarna.

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