Applied Industrial Technologies announced that Bill L. Purser, president and COO, will retire effective Dec. 31, 2007. Purser, 63, has been president since October 2000.
Ben J. Mondics, 48, will be promoted to president following Purser’s departure. Mondics, effective Feb. 1, will be promoted to COO.
Mondics is currently Applied’s Area Vice President – Midwest Area, where he oversees nine regions and 86 service centers in 11 states. The Midwest sales area is the largest of the company’s five geographic divisions. Mondics has been with Applied since 1994.
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