FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
WAUKEGAN, IL – March 30, 2015 – PEER Chain, the family-owned and personally managed leading industrial chain provider, is excited to announce the return of Arthur Merwitz as Power Transmission Product Manager effective April 7, 2015. Art will direct PEER’s non-chain related product development and Sales providing product genius and Wow Solutions through over‐the‐top service to its customers. Glenn Spungen, PEER Chain’s President, made the announcement to the elation of Art’s many friends at Peer Chain.
Art first joined Peer Chain in 1996 through 2012 where he successfully held positions as “Regional Sales Manager”, “OEM Sales Manager”, and “VP Strategic Sales.” His broad scope of responsibilities included new product development, product branding, factory sourcing, business development of key accounts within a series of industries that include Agricultural, Lumber, Poultry, Automotive, Material Handling, and Cotton, to name a few. Through those 16 years of service, Art developed strong relationships with customers as well as distributors because of his strong industry knowledge and innate ability to build personal relationships.
Art left Peer Chain in 2012 to fulfill a long term ambition to pursue an MBA with a focus on International Business. While at Keller Graduate School of Management he continued to be active in Sales Management through relationships with Rx Blue Star Solutions as well as Stellar Materials. Meanwhile, Danny Spungen, Peer’s V.P. Strategic Marketing, kept after Art regularly from the moment he left, looking for the right opportunity that would entice him back.
“Returning to Peer Chain feels like coming back home,” Art said, as he introduced his son, Arthur Mertz, Jr., age 2, to the Peer Chain Management. “The welcome back expression that Glenn and Danny provide makes me feel deeply appreciative. It really motivates me to excel as others do here”.
Personal: Art lives in Chicago, Illinois, with his 2 year old son, Arthur Jr. (“AJ”), his pride and joy. During Art’s spare time, he enjoys watching his son grow and develop.
Hobbies: Art is a huge sports fan. Baseball, football, hockey are his favorite sports. I am a major Cub’s, Bear’s, and Blackhawk’s fan. I occasionally watch the Chicago Bull’s play, but would much rather watch a college basketball game rather than professional.
To learn more about PEER Chain, please contact
Bill Haljun, Creative & Loyalty Director
Office: (847) 775-4662
Fax: (847) 775-4650