AMHERST, NY — Griffco Valve Inc., Amherst, New York, announced the appointment of Craig Wolsten to the position of Eastern Regional Sales Manager. He will be responsible for providing training and sales support for the company's channel partners as well as managing the company's distributor network in the eastern United States and Canada.

"Craig has a strong background in fluid handling products and a history of enabling companies to increase their market share," said Colin Black, President of Griffco Valve.

Griffco Valve Director of Sales and Marketing, Donelle Capriotti, added, "Our channel partners are certain to benefit by his familiarity with the industry and customer service skills."

Wolsten joins the company from Hays Fluid Controls, where he managed sales for a territory covering 11 states in the United States and four provinces in Canada. During his industrial sales career, Wolsten also held sales and customer support positions at American Valve, where he gained experience working with end-users, engineers, contractors and others to help contribute to company growth.

A resident of New Brunswick, New Jersey, where he will be based, Wolsten was educated at Middlesex County College. He was named to the Supply House Times "40 under 40 to Watch" list and served on the Board of Directors of the American Supply Association and Midwest Wholesalers Distribution Association. He also founded the Happy Birthday Foundation, a not-for-profit organization to hold birthday parties for children in homeless shelters.

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