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Power Equipment Direct Hires New President - Industry Veteran Takes Over Day-to-Day Operations

Power Equipment Direct Hires New President

Industry Veteran Takes Over Day-to-Day Operations

BOLINGBROOK, IL (February 26, 2007) - Power Equipment Direct, Inc. - one of the nation's fastest growing power equipment e-tailers - has named Anthony Weir as president and chief operations officer (COO).

The 16-year power equipment veteran will oversee e-tailer's existing web stores:


In addition, Weir will manage and streamline day-to-day operations, helping to prepare the Romeoville, Ill.-based company for additional growth.

Before joining Power Equipment Direct, Weir was an executive at Coleman Powermate, leading the company's marketing and product development division.

Jon Hoch, the founder of Power Equipment Direct, will continue as chief executive officer (CEO). He will manage the creation of additional specialty superstores.

"Power Equipment Direct prides itself as being an expert in its categories. Anthony's expertise will help us significantly grow and improve our operations," said Hoch.

Air Compressors Direct specializes in the following categories:

* Portable Air Compressors
* Inflators
* Rotary Screw Compressors
* Two Stage Air Compressors
* Air Dryers
* 80 Gallon Air Compressors
* 60 Gallon Air Compressors
* Campbell Hausfeld Air Compressors
* Ingersoll Rand Compressors
* Quincy Air Compressors
* Air Tools
* Single Stage Air Compressors

Power Equipment Direct operates 14 niche online superstores. In addition to AirCompressorsDirect.com, the Bolingbrook, IL-based company operates SnowBlowersDirect.com, TillersDirect.com, LeafBlowersDirect.com, ChippersDirect.com, PressureWashersDirect.com, ElectricGeneratorsDirect.com, MowersDirect.com, WaterPumpsDirect.com, SumpPumpsDirect.com, ChainSawsDirect.com, LogSplittersDirect.com, StringTrimmersDirect.com and eComfort.com.


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Derek Vore
Power Equipment Direct, Inc.
(630) 685-0054
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