Delta Power Equipment names regional sales manager
Anderson, SC, August 9, 2011 – DELTA® Power Equipment Corporation, a designer and manufacturer of portable, stationary and benchtop woodworking machinery and equipment, has named Joe Brakhage, Northeast Region Sales Manager; Rick Carr, Midwest Region Sales Manager; Dennis Mickelson, Western Region Sales Manager; and Curt Thomas, Southeastern Region Sales Manager for the US.

“I’ve known each one of these gentlemen for years, and they are all highly experienced sales people. They joined our team a couple of months ago and hit the ground running,” said Craig Walls, National Sales Manager for DELTA® Power Equipment Corporation. “They’ve been calling on accounts across the country and recently attended two key shows in our industry along with numerous regional shows in their areas of the country. At every meeting and event they are strengthening old relationships and building new relationships that are sure to make the New Delta a success.”

A few details about each of these guys and their in-depth experience in the industry:

Most recently, Joe Brakhage was Regional Sales Manager for General International USA, managing all aspects of his territory’s woodworking machinery sales and support as well as handling the Woodcraft national account. From 1993 to 2010, he was President of Rock the Market, Inc., an independent sales agency, representing a number of well-known hardware brands throughout the US.

Rick Carr started with Rockwell International’s Power Tool Division in 1977 as a District Sales Manager and worked his way up through the Pentair Tool Group to become Hardware Channel National Accounts Manager from 1999 to 2003 with responsibilities for a number of their brands, including DELTA®. Most recently, he was Hardware Channel National Accounts Manager with Senco Brands, Inc.

Dennis Mickelson was with Porter-Cable Professional Power Tools from 1991 to 2004 with ever increasing responsibilities from District Sales Manager to Director of Sales for the Western Region and finally as a Key Account Executive. Most recently he was a Business Development Manager for Verizon/Idearc Media.

Curt Thomas was an Area Sales Manager for Delta Machinery from 1993 to 2001 and then held that same position with WMH Tool Group from 2001 to 2005. At that time, he joined Steel City Tool Works as a Regional Manager and then joined General International in 2009 as Eastern Sales Manager. He held that position until he joined Delta Power Equipment Corporation this year.

About DELTA®
Based in Anderson, South Carolina, DELTA® Power Equipment Corporation designs and manufactures portable, stationary and benchtop woodworking machinery and equipment, and related accessories for professional woodworkers. DELTA® Power Equipment Corporation is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Chang Type Industrial Co. Ltd., a Taiwan-based manufacturing company (Taiwan Stock Exchange symbol:,

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