The Crosby Group Announces Multiple Personnel Additions

The Tulsa, Oklahoma, based Crosby Group, a global leader in accessories for lifting and material handling applications, has recently announced multiple personnel promotions and additions.

Andy Vogl was welcomed to The Crosby Group as the Vice President-Sales. As the VP-Sales, Andy has oversight for Crosby Group sales on a global basis.

Andy’s 30+ year career has been spent in sales leadership roles for diversified industrial companies who mainly have used value-added distribution as their chief channel to market. For the past 12 years, he has been a Vice President of Sales for Danaher Corporation in their motion and control businesses. Prior to that, he was part of a newly-formed company, Automation Solutions International (ASI), which included a manufacturer as well as several industrial distributors. He served as the Vice President-General Manager for the Western region until Danaher acquired the manufacturing portion of that business. Before that he held key sales roles with Danfoss Inc. and Parker Hannifin Corp., which again are companies that embrace sales philosophies and channel strategies very similar to The Crosby Group.

Jeff Ferchen – National Sales Manager – U.S.

The promotion of Jeff Ferchen was also announced to the role of National Sales Manager-U.S. for The Crosby Group.   Jeff will be responsible for coordinating all Crosby Group sales activity as it relates to the U.S.-based sales team and distribution partners.

For the past three years, Jeff has been serving as Crosby’s Northwest Regional Manager, and was a District Manager for five years as well.  Prior to joining Crosby, Jeff was a territory sales manager for Cooper Tools.   His industry experience, leadership style and professionalism will allow him to excel in this role.

Bob Pridgen- Director-Supply Chain

Bob Pridgen has joined the Crosby Group as the Director-Supply Chain for The Crosby Group.   As Director-Supply Chain, Bob will have global coordination responsibility for all procurement and sourcing activity including suppliers, inter and intra facility logistics, and Crosby’s warehousing operations.

Bob is a native of New Jersey and earned degrees from Drew University and Rutgers University.  After completing his MBA, Bob joined the United States Army and spent most of his active duty time with the Judge Advocate General’s Corps.   After leaving the military, Bob worked for Ceva Global Logistics and most recently, Hilti Corporation.

Donna DeWitt- Director-Operational Excellence and Quality

The Crosby Group also announced the addition of Donna DeWitt as the Director-Operational Excellence and Quality.  As Director-Operational Excellence and Quality, Donna will be responsible for the global coordination of quality resources and programs as well as Crosby’s overall operational excellence activities.

Donna comes to Crosby with extensive experience in Continuous Improvement and Quality, and she has worked in that capacity for some very reputable companies such as Owens Corning, CertainTeed, Schlumberger and most recently, Paccar Winch.  She is also a six sigma black belt.

With multiple facilities in North America and abroad, the Crosby Group manufactures premium accessories used in lifting and material handling applications for a wide range of industries ranging from oil and gas exploration to construction. The company, known for its uncompromising quality, premier customer service, and ‘world-class’ training programs, offers a broad range of products suitable for the most demanding of operating conditions. Products include wire rope clips, hooks, shackles, lifting clamps, hoist rings, overhaul balls, snatch blocks, crane blocks and sheaves.


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