NHBB's Mike Katra Named Sales Manager of the HiTech Division
August 25, 2011 (Peterborough, NH): New Hampshire Ball Bearings, Inc. (NHBB) is pleased to announce the promotion of Mike Katra to Divisional Sales Manager of the HiTech Division in Peterborough, NH. He succeeds Jim Geary, who was promoted to Vice President of Sales for NHBB. Mike is responsible for continuing the development of the high value aircraft engine bearings business, which has become a significant portion of NHBB’s expanded aerospace business and a major contributor to the company’s success.
Before his promotion, Mike was serving as the Regional Sales Manager of the Central Region of the US and Canada, which has prospered under his leadership. “The region has doubled in sales with the team bringing in new and profitable business and growing market share at key customers,” said NHBB’s Vice President of Sales, Jim Geary. “The region’s performance is reflected in Mike’s leadership. He’s a mentor to his sales team, he understands how to capitalize on new opportunities, and he’s adept at building lasting partnerships with customers, skills that will serve him well in his new role as HiTech’s Sales Manager.”
Mike joined NHBB in 1989 and held the positions of Inside Sales Representative and Field Sales Engineer before becoming the Central Regional Sales Manager in 1997. He holds an AAS degree in business management from UNH, a BS degree in marketing from Southern New Hampshire University (graduating cum laude), and an MBA from Loyola University of Chicago.