11-20-22

Nick Kretchmer Joins LB as General Manager - Upper Midwest

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Nick Kretchmer recently joined Lerch Bates as Upper Midwest General Manager based out of Chicago. In this role, Nick will be responsible for the operations leadership and oversight in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Minnesota, Missouri, and Wisconsin.

“We are once again expanding,” said Heath Hayes, central area vice president. “Lerch Bates identified the need for an additive role to the organization due the current and anticipated growth in Central Area markets, and we’re ecstatic to add Nick Kretchmer, a well-known and respected leader in Chicago, as an employee-owner.”

Kretchmer received his B.S. in Marketing from Northern Illinois University with a minor in communications.  He began his vertical transportation career with KONE in 2001 and held several positions during his tenure, beginning as a sales representative before being promoted to sales manager, branch manager of Milwaukee and eventually general manager of Chicago in 2018.  He has proven his ability to increase revenue while in Milwaukee and successfully executed profit and loss responsibilities in a demanding service business in Chicago.  Nick received the Sandler Bronze Certification (Sales Training) and a certification from IMD Business School in Switzerland.

To contact Nick or learn more about Lerch Bates’ central area click here.

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