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Legend Brands promotes associates to key leadership roles

May 18, 2010
BURLINGTON, WA — John Ormsby, vice president of sales and marketing at Legend Brands since 2006, has been promoted to president of Dri-Eaz Products and ProRestore Products, according to a press release.
During his 10-year career with Dri-Eaz, John has strengthened the company''s position as the leading provider of restoration equipment, the release noted.
"In today''s challenging business environment, it''s more important than ever to be flexible and responsive to our customers," notes Bill Bruders, chief executive officer (CEO) of Legend Brands.
Bruders added, "John''s reputation as a keen observer of business trends and his excellent customer relations skills make him ideally suited for this lead role with Dri-Eaz and ProRestore."
Along with Ormsby''s promotion, Steve Henkel, director of manufacturing at Dri-Eaz since October 2008, will take responsibility for manufacturing across all three companies operated by Legend Brands, which includes Dri-Eaz, ProRestore and Sapphire Scientific, the release stated.
Bruders notes that Steve "has been a critical force behind the implementation of lean manufacturing techniques at Dri-Eaz. His experience and commitment to excellence is already bringing tremendous improvements to operations at ProRestore and Sapphire."
At Sapphire Scientific, Robert Kline has been named president of the manufacturer of carpet cleaning truckmounts, chemicals and accessories, according to a press release.
Most recently, Kline served as executive vice president of a leading truckmount and carpet cleaning accessories firm. He is credited with strengthening the company''s product portfolio and providing leadership to the brands and restoring profitability to the company, the release stated.
"I consider it an honor to be invited to lead the Sapphire Scientific team and be part of the Legend Brand family of companies," Kline said.
Kline will be based in Prescott, Arizona, where Sapphire maintains its truckmount manufacturing facilities.
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