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Whalen, Leckel Take On New Assignments At Market Forge

Market Forge has announced two key personnel appointments as part of a management restructuring. Jeff Leckel has been promoted from operations manager to interim president and CEO, replacing Dave Zappala who is leaving the company to pursue other opportunities. Leckel, a 15-year veteran of the Everett, Mass., company, has been a senior level manager for the past decade with a special focus on manufacturing, quality and service.

Mark Whalen has accepted a special assignment as executive v.p.-business development. reporting to Peter S. di Cicco, chairman of the board. Whalen will assist in refining and developing the company’s short- and long-term strategic direction and will work closely with all functional managers to build the brand, drive sales growth and position the business for sustainable growth.

“We are excited to have Jeff and Mark in these key roles,” said diCicco, “as we restructure the business to meet the rigorous challenges of a hyper-competitive market.”

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