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Klein Tools Names Roy Smith 2014 Head of the Class


LINCOLNSHIRE, Ill. — Klein Tools has named Roy Smith the winner of its 2014 Head of the Class Award for instructor of the year. Smith, a Great Lakes region finalist from Alpena, Mich. received the most votes out of the 6 finalists from thousands of votes cast.

Smith is a Utility Technology Program head instructor. During his tenure, he has nearly quadrupled the yearly student enrollment as well as designed and developed a pole yard training lab.

“Roy Smith has been an instructor for 20 years,” said Tom Barton, product marketing manager for Klein Tools. “His knowledge and skill from years of experience and his dedication to building relationships with both his students and the industry have gained the respect of many.”

Smith won $500 in cash and $500 in Klein tools for his school when he captured the “Great Lakes” regional title. With the grand prize, he received an additional $500 in cash and $500 in Klein tools for his school plus Klein Back-to-School Kits for each of his fall 2014 students (a $50/kit value). The kit includes:

  • 1 Klein hi-viz t-shirt
  • 1 pair of Klein safety glasses
  • 1 Klein flash drive
  • 6 Klein carpenter’s pencils
  • 1 Klein camouflage dual zone lunch cooler

For additional information, visit www.kleintools.com.