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05/1/2011

RICH STUART JOINS WAHL CLIPPER AS NATIONAL SALES MANAGER

Rich Stuart has joined Wahl Clipper Corporation, Professional Animal Division as National Sales Manager for North America. In his new position he is responsible for the entire Wahl Clipper Professional Animal sales team, providing sales leadership and insight into all areas of the business.  Rich primarily focuses on business development in the Pet Specialty, Professional Pet, Equine, Veterinary and Large Animal markets.

“We’re very pleased that Rich is now part of Wahl’s Professional Animal team,” said Robert Kelly, Senior VP of Global Sales and Marketing. “He brings tremendous experience, a ‘can-do’ attitude, and a passionate spirit of advocacy for his clients in finding the best product solutions for their programs. He is very motivated and very familiar with the animal grooming business.”

Prior to joining Wahl, Rich held positions with increasing levels of responsibility in a variety of national account, senior key account and sales executive roles. Rich has 11 years of experience in the professional animal grooming industry. He graduated from The Ohio State University and has a BS in Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. Rich may be reached at rstuart@wahlclipper.com .

Now in its 91st year, Wahl Clipper Corporation is an international industry leader in the manufacturing of products for the professional beauty and barber, consumer personal care and animal grooming industries. Headquartered in Sterling, Ill., Wahl currently employs some 2,200 people worldwide in Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, England, Germany, Holland, Hungary, Japan, Russia, South Africa, Spain and the United States. Wahl products are available in 165 countries around the world. For more information about Wahl Clipper Corporation, contact Wahl toll-free at 800-PRO-WAHL, and visit www.wahl.com .