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ProTeam® Welcomes Vice President of Business Development Guy Medaris and National Channel Manager Jeffrey Stone

BOISE, ID — ProTeam®, the company that originated the lightweight backpack vacuum, is pleased to announce the hiring of Guy Medaris as Vice President of Business Development and Jeffrey Stone as National Channel Manager.

Starting as a marketing representative for the RIDGID Trailblazer program, Medaris has filled various roles at Emerson Tool Company and Emerson Store Support since 1999. In June of 2006, he completed his Executive MBA program at Washington University, and, in December 2010, he was promoted to Vice President / General Manager of Air Comfort Products. Now, he joins ProTeam to help develop their presence in the food service, hospitality and healthcare markets.

Stone has represented ProTeam since their founding in 1987 for his own manufacturer representative agency, Sales Plus Inc., and as President of Access Partners JanSan Division, building his markets from scratch. He has served as the Manufacturer Representatives Director on the International Sanitary Supply Association (ISSA) Board, the President of the Southern California Sanitary Supply Association (SCSSA) and as a Director on the Manufacturer Representatives of America Board. Stone’s efforts as National Channel Manager will focus on the building service contractor market.

“The building service contractor market is now the largest customer for sanitary supplies and equipment,” said Stone. “I fully appreciate the opportunity to be a part of ProTeam’s development and further our relationship within this business channel.”

“I am tremendously pleased to welcome Guy and Jeffrey,” said ProTeam President and CEO, Matt Wood. “They will be critical additions to our team in this new stage of ProTeam’s growth and success.”

ProTeam® (HYPERLINK "" became a global phenomenon in the commercial cleaning world in 1987 after introducing a game-changing design innovation, the lightweight backpack vacuum. Scientific studies and maintenance crews consistently find ProTeam vacuums save time, money and resources while improving indoor air quality. In 2009, Emerson—a diversified global manufacturing and technology company—acquired ProTeam, and the legacy of innovation continues with a full range of vacuums and floorcare tools designed to tackle every cleaning situation.

 Emerson (NYSE: EMR), based in St. Louis, Missouri (USA), is a global leader in bringing technology and engineering together to provide innovative solutions for customers in industrial, commercial, and consumer markets around the world.  The company is comprised of five business segments: Process Management, Industrial Automation, Network Power, Climate Technologies, and Commercial & Residential Solutions.  Sales in fiscal 2011 were $24.2 billion.  For more information, visit (HYPERLINK ""