Metalworking and industrial MROP products distributor BlackHawk Industrial announced Aug. 8 that it has hired Scott Shimel as its new general manager for Southern California.
Tulsa, Oklahoma-based BlackHawk notes that Shimel has more than 27 years of experience in the metalworking and industrial distribution industry, having spent 21 years helping build and establish Marchine Tool Supply (MTS) as a leading distributor.
“He built his career from the order desk up through supply chain management, supplier relations and general operations management,” a BlackHawk news release states.
“Scott’s knowledge and experience in sales, customer service, vending programs, process disciplines and business acumen will service him well as he takes over his new role,” said Mark Sommers, BlackHawk’s senior vice president of sales. “In light of his significant relevant experience and his leadership style, he is molded in the same vein as our Core Behaviors. I am confident that the local SoCal team is in the very best hands with Scott taking over to lead us to new heights”.