Tennant Company, a world leader in designing, manufacturing and marketing of solutions that help create a cleaner, safer, healthier world, announced that Dave Huml, Tennant’s senior vice president, EMEA, APAC, global marketing and operations, has been promoted to chief operating officer, effective April 1, 2020. In this newly created role, Huml will continue to report to the Company’s president and chief executive officer, Chris Killingstad, and will oversee all regional sales and service organizations, as well as global R&D, operations, IT and marketing. He also will help lead the execution of Tennant’s new enterprise strategy by ensuring global alignment, prioritization and implementation.
“Dave Huml is a dedicated and highly respected member of our senior management team, a major architect of our new enterprise strategy and an instrumental leader in the integration of IPC”
“Dave Huml is a dedicated and highly respected member of our senior management team, a major architect of our new enterprise strategy and an instrumental leader in the integration of IPC,” said Killingstad. “He is a strong leader who has the right combination of industry knowledge, operational savvy, global experience and personal integrity to help lead Tennant in this new role. Dave has a foundational understanding of the organization, of where we’ve been and, more importantly, of where we need to go. As our new COO, he will be hands-on in working with me and the senior leadership team to implement the key initiatives that will support our new enterprise strategy at what is a very exciting and important time for our company.”
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Huml brings more than 25 years of global leadership experience to the COO role. He joined Tennant in 2014 as senior vice president in charge of global marketing. In 2016, he assumed oversight of Tennant’s APAC business unit and in 2017 added the Company’s EMEA business to his responsibilities. He also assumed responsibilities for global operations in 2018. Prior to joining Tennant, Huml was a vice president at Pentair plc, a global manufacturer of water solutions, where he held roles in strategy and general management. From 1992 to 2006, he held various positions in marketing at Graco Inc., a designer, manufacturer and marketer of systems and equipment to move, measure, control and dispense fluids and coating materials. He holds a Bachelor of Arts from Wittenberg University and an MBA in Marketing from the University of Minnesota – Carlson School of Management.
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