Corona, CA – [April 21, 2021] - Corona Tools, a leading manufacturer of hand tools for agriculturists, landscape professionals, tree care professionals and engaged gardeners alike, has named Eric Prendeville as the new President, effective immediately.
Corona is a unit of the Venanpri Tools division of the Venanpri Group.
Eric brings over 20 years of experience working with Stanley Black and Decker in several commercial and product development leadership positions, which he will draw upon to lead Corona’s operations.
Prendeville studied at Salisbury University, Perdue School of Business and holds a Bachelor of Science- Business Management with a Minor in Communications.
“Eric is a great addition to Corona and we look forward to his leadership & experience in the US and Canada hand tools market as we continue to accelerate our global business growth by delivering world class solutions to our customers” said Tom Welke, CEO of Venanpri Group.
Corona also announced that Steve Erickson, current president at Corona, will be retiring effective June 1, 2021. The leadership team recognizes and thanks Steve for the contributions he has made during his nearly 29-year long career, leading and growing the business successfully.
Corona Tools was born in the orange groves of Southern California in 1928. Our roots began with an invention that revolutionized the citrus industry. Since then, we’ve been designing superior garden and landscape tools for hard working professionals and gardeners, who take pride in a job well done. For generations, our customers have relied on Corona’s strength and durability. For over 90 years, Corona has established itself as a leading professional tool brand, primarily within North America. Part of the global Venanpri Tools family of hand tool brands, our tools are carried in retail stores, local garden centers, and landscape, agriculture and arborist suppliers. For more information, visit www.shop.coronatoolsusa.com. Find Corona Tools on Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube.
Venanpri Tools is a global collective of the finest hand tool brands for agriculturists, horticulturists, gardeners, landscape and construction professionals. The cumulative experience of the Bellota, Burgon & Ball and Corona brands represents nearly 500 years of advancement in developing superior hand tools. With a global footprint spanning more than 125 countries across 6 continents, our brands have been the leading choice for generations of professionals who rely on quality and lasting performance.