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Johnson New Division President At Blount

Posted on May 24, 2013

Jerry Johnson has been promoted to president of the Farm, Ranch, and Agriculture (FRAG) division of Blount International. He succeeds Paul Valas, who will transition to a new position as senior advisor.

Prior to his new position, Johnson was president of Woods Equipment Co., which was acquired by Blount in 2011 and is a business unit of the FRAG division. He joined Woods in 1995 after 10 years with General Electric. Johnson will join Blount's Senior Leadership Team and will continue to be based at the company's Oregon, Ill., location.

Blount is a global manufacturer and marketer of equipment. accessories and replacement parts for forestry, lawn and garden, ranch and agricultural applications.