Jeff Sailer, President of Mattrip Technical Sales, Inc (MTS).

Joe Westendorf, Principal, Harry Fisher Associates, Inc. (HFA).

Dick Landrigan, Principal, Harry Fisher Associates, Inc. (HFA).

Alliance, OH – Joseph T. Schatz, President and CEO of Winkle Industries Inc., and Mark Volansky, Winkle Sales Director, recently announced that Joe Westendorf and Dick Landrigan of Harry Fisher & Associates, Inc. (HFA) and Jeff Sailer of Mattrip Technical Sales, Inc. (MTS) have become sales agents for Winkle “below-the-hook” lifting devices, mechanical and electrical crane products, ground-mounted material handling equipment and aftermarket services.

According to Volansky, Winkle is very diligent when selecting representation. “Over the past few years, Winkle has made major inroads into various markets with our engineering expertise. We’ve had a tremendous amount of interest from many independent sales agents, but it is imperative that we find the right match in terms of personality, work ethic and business philosophy. Prospective agents have to be able to properly represent the Winkle brand.”

“We are pleased to be adding highly regarded, reputable firms like HFA and MTS to our list of sales agencies,” says Schatz. “We know that high caliber individuals like Joe, Dick and Jeff will provide Winkle with new opportunities in new areas.”

Harry Fisher & Associates, Inc. (HFA) is an Ohio based sales agency that has been representing manufacturers of electrical equipment since 1933. With three locations in Ohio and one in Kentucky, the company represents over 12 lines and offers services to Industrial, Utility, Contractor, and Distributor customers located in Ohio, Kentucky, south and central Indiana, western counties of Pennsylvania and West Virginia. Harry Fisher & Associates, Inc. is a customer service oriented company, with the ability to offer its customers application assistance, and to provide them with exceptional local support before and after delivery of products. Joe Westendorf works out of the company’s Cincinnati location, while Dick Landrigan works out of its Cleveland office.

Mattrip Technical Sales, Inc. (MTS) is an independent Pennsylvania based sales agency that has been representing manufacturers of mechanical, electrical and electronic products since 1997. Headquartered in Feasterville, PA, MTS is owned and operated by Jeff Sailer, who brings many years of industrial sales experience to his position. MTS covers Eastern Pennsylvania, Metropolitan New York, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, and Washington, D.C.

Westendorf, Landrigan and Sailer are excited and honored to be part of the Winkle team and look forward to representing Winkle products in their respective territories. According to Sailer, “For our two agencies, it’s a perfect match. We are already calling on many of the same customers such as steel mills and scrap yards and supplying them with Gleason, Hubbell and many other well-known product-lines associated with Winkle Industries. With the addition of Winkle, we are truly capable of offering our customers one-stop shopping.”

“We’re glad to have Joe, Dick and Jeff onboard” says Volansky, “and we look forward to a mutually rewarding relationship with their firms.”

About Winkle Industries

Winkle Industries is a worldwide leader in engineered solutions for users of mill-duty material handling equipment. Capabilities include below-the-hook lifting devices, electrical & mechanical crane products, ground-mounted material handling equipment, engineering services, aftermarket services, machining and fabrication. Winkle’s experience and resources are “raising customer expectations” on a wide range of needs, from innovative product design to customer process improvement. 

For information, contact:

Mark Volansky
Director of Sales
2080 West Main Street, Alliance, Ohio 44601
Tel: (330) 823-9730 Fax: (330) 823-9788

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July 2008

For more information on Winkle Industries and their complete portfolio of products and services, contact:

Mark Volansky
Director of Sales

Winkle Industries

2080 West Main Street
Alliance, Ohio 44601
Ph: (330) 823-9730
Fax: (330) 823-9788
Email: sales@winkleindustries.com Visit the web site at: www.winkleindustries.com