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Ehrbar Announces Promotions, Opening of New Facility

Tue March 20, 2007 - Northeast Edition
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Edward Ehrbar Inc. has announced the promotions of Larry McCrann, Chris Kohart and Anthony Olivieri in addition to the opening of its new full-service branch facility in Danbury, Conn.

Larry McCrann has been named vice president of Sales. He has worked more than 30-years for the company starting out as a territory sales representative and quickly rose to field sales manager, the position he held until his recent promotion.

“Larry has been our field sales manager since 1983 responsible for the day to day activities of our field sales staff. I can’t think of anyone more qualified than Larry to fill our VP of Sales position, which encompasses a much broader area of sales responsibilities at Ehrbar,” said Pat Ahern, company president.

“Larry has a reputation peerless with our customer base, an unyielding work ethic and the tremendous respect of all who work for him. It is with great pleasure and enthusiasm that Larry is promoted to our VP of Sales.”

Chris Kohart is now the vice president of Operations. Kohart started with the company in 1997 as a service manager. Over the years, he has held various product support positions with the company, most recently as product support manager.

“Chris has over 20 years’ experience in our industry, half of which have been in product support operations at Ehrbar. He is extremely well qualified to take over the responsibilities required of our vice president of Operations,” said Ahern.

“I look forward to working with Chris as he continues his oversight of our product support operations and takes on his new responsibilities with the company.”

Anthony Olivieri has been tapped to fill position of branch manager of the company’s new Danbury facility, which is scheduled to open in early spring 2007. He will manage the 25,000-sq.-ft. facility situated on 4 acres located off lnterstate 84 between exits 2 and 3 in Fairfield County.

Olivieri started with Ehrbar in 1999 as a field mechanic dispatcher. He was promoted to field service manager and then to product support sales manager.

“This is a very exciting promotion,” said Ahern. “Anthony has been with us for eight years now, and has done an outstanding job in the product support positions he has held. He is extremely knowledgeable with respect to our equipment lines and has an infectious can do attitude. It is with great confidence that we hand the reins of our newest branch over to Anthony.”

Edward Ehrbar was founded in 1903 and is a fourth-generation family-run business. The company represents Komatsu, Ingersoll Rand, Blaw-Knox, Metso Minerals, Rogers Trailers, NPK, LaBounty, Esco, JRB, Felling Trailers and Etnyre. The company is headquartered in Yonkers, N.Y. with branches in Holbrook, Long Island, N.Y. and Danbury, Conn.

For more information, call 914/738-5100 or visit www.ehrbar.com.