April 26 2021 08:43 AM

Eric Prendeville brings over 20 years of experience working with Stanley Black and Decker.

Corona, California-based Corona Tools, a manufacturer of hand tools for agriculturists, landscape professionals, tree care professionals and gardeners, named Eric Prendeville as the new president.

Corona is a unit of the Venanpri Tools division of the Venanpri Group.

Prendeville 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 in business management with a minor in communications.

“Eric is a great addition to Corona, and we look forward to his leadership and experience in the U.S./Canada hand tools market as we continue to accelerate our global business growth by delivering world class solutions to our customers,” says Tom Welke, CEO of Venanpri Group.

Corona also announced that Steve Erickson, current president at Corona, will be retiring as of June 1, 2021. The leadership team recognizes and thanks Erickson for the contributions he has made during his nearly 29-year long career, leading and growing the business successfully.