Connect Work Tools adds three to team

The company hired Geordie Stewart, Blake Liebelt and Johnnie Gibbons to fill upper management positions.

Connect Work Tools, a construction and demolition equipment manufacturer based in Superior, Wisconsin, has announced the addition of three new members to its team. According to a news release from the company, the additions include Geordie Stewart, Blake Liebelt and Johnnie Gibbons.

Stewart has been named director of sales for Connect Work Tools, a division of Exodus Global, also based in Superior. Stewart is experienced in the hydraulic breaker market with more than 10 years in the industry. He also owned KGS Demolition Attachment Services, Cleburne, Texas, a company specializing in attachment distribution and full‐service hammer rebuilds.   

“I have been watching the impact that Exodus Global and its divisions have had since their inception in the attachment market,” Stewart says. “I am very proud to finally be a part of this impressive company and to represent Connect Work Tools as the director of sales.  I am looking forward to being able to contribute to the rapid growth by expanding the dealer and rental networks for Connect.”

In addition, Liebelt has joined the Connect Team as the parts manager. Liebelt most recently was the national parts manager for Okada America and was responsible for inventory management of service parts in all three of the company's warehouses.   

“This a game-changer for Connect Work Tools. As a company, we are deeply committed to hiring the best people and giving them all the tools to succeed,” says Rich Currie, vice president of sales. “In the hydraulic breaker world, it does not get better than Geordie and Blake. In conjunction with these hires, we are making a significant investment in inventory and service capability. The future is very bright for Connect Work Tools.” 

Gibbons also has joined the Connect Work Tools service team as the South‐Central product support manager and breaker specialist. Gibbons has more than 25 years in the industry, including 18 years with RDO Equipment in Austin, Texas, and most recently worked as the service manager for KGS Demolition Attachment Services. 

“With Johnnie’s vast experience in our industry and his hydraulic knowledge, I’m confident he will be a great fit to our team, and I’m thrilled to see what this collaboration will bring,” says Brian Hawn, vice president of service.