Deerfield, Ill.-based Kinetek, the parent company of Imperial Electric, Scott DC Power Products, and Euclid Universal, has announced that industry veteran Gary Ward will oversee Kinetek’s floor care sales and marketing efforts for Europe.

”The decision to expand our floor care products and services in the European market under Gary’s leadership shows Kinetek’s commitment to support our existing customer base and focus on growth opportunities, ” said Dave Molnar, president of Kinetek’s “ISE” operating companies: Imperial Electric, Scott DC Power Products and Euclid Universal.

Ward, Imperial Electric’s vice president of sales and marketing, has 22 years of motor experience, including several years of specific global product and market experience with gear motors, transaxles, and wheel drives for commercial floor care, power hose reel, and medical equipment. “Gary’s extensive background in motor sales and marketing makes him the perfect choice to lead our European sales effort,” added Molnar.

In his new role, Ward will focus on driving market share throughout Europe and expanding the complete line of Kinetek floor care products in the marketplace. In addition to the ISE brands, Ward will also integrate the floor care products of other Kinetek operating companies based in the U.S. and Europe.