Donald J. Davidshofer, a long-time industry veteran, has just been hired as a new product manager for Powr-Flite, a manufacturer of professional cleaning tools and equipment. His focus will be on the company’s many professional vacuum cleaners, dryers (air movers), cleaning chemicals and solutions, and self-contained carpet extractors.

Davidshofer has held several positions with Electrolux Homecare Products as well as The Eureka Company, manufacturers of vacuum cleaners for residential and professional use.

Along the way, he has also developed a number of products and components for vacuum cleaners, for which he has secured 15 U.S. Government Patents. Further, Davidshofer developed a working prototype for a single-serve coffee machine, helping Electrolux enter that multi-billion dollar industry.

His talents have also been effective at reducing manufacturing costs.  As an example, he helped one vacuum cleaner manufacturer reduce their production of a canister vacuum cleaner by a significant 23 percent.

“Donald is definitely an amazingly talented guy,” says Zack Smith, marketing manager for Powr-Flite.  “He’s proven he can think ’outside the box,’ loves a challenge, and has developed a number of products that were not only patented, but have helped his employers and end users significantly.”