Knape Associates, a manufacturer representative for Hartzell Air Movement, now has a new office in Dallas.

The company hired Mark Schmitmeyer to lead sales efforts in the new office. He brings over 25 years of experience in selling industrial fans to the Dallas market.

“Mark is the asset Knape needs to effectively grow the Dallas market,” said Hal Knape, vice president of Knape Associates. “Mark will also have an opportunity to help Knape revisit accounts in the area that we have been building since the start of the business in 1949.”

Hartzell President Sean Steimle said Schmitmeyer’s expertise will greatly benefit the company.

 “Mark’s experience with Hartzell Air Movement’s products and his intimate knowledge of the Dallas market will give Knape Associates a significant advantage,” Steimle said. “He has great relationships with several key customers. With the addition of Knape’s other product lines, Mark now has access to a complete solution for his customers.”