Leckel and Whalen take on new assignments.
Market Forge Industries promoted Jeff Leckel to interim president and chief executive officer from operations manager. In addition, Mark Whalen has accepted a special assignment to serve as Market Forge's executive vice president for business development.
Leckel replaces Dave Zappala who left the company to pursue other opportunities. A 15-year veteran of Market Forge, Leckel spent the past 10 years as a senior level manager for the company focusing on manufacturing, quality and service.
Whalen will assist in refining and developing the short and long term strategic direction of the company and will work closely with all functional managers with an emphasis on building the brand, driving sales growth and positioning the business for sustainable growth. Whalen repots to Peter S. di Cicco, chairman of the board for Market Forge.