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From Intern to Manager

By Colleen Karl
Hannah Krug stands in workshop with Ryobi tools in front of her.

Hannah Krug ’10 began her career with Techtronic Industries, Inc. (TTI) as a sales intern in Baltimore, Maryland, during her senior year. Through interning, she gained invaluable experience in the tool industry and with the company. After a three-round interview process, Krug was offered a full-time position with the company. “I have had multiple sales and management positions in the field during my first few years. This was vital, because I really learned all the nuts and bolts of the power tool industry,” she said.

In 2014, Krug was promoted to her first corporate product management position and she moved to Greenville, South Carolina. By 2018, she was promoted to her current role as Group Product Manager for accessories and now leads a team through product development. “I help to determine what the users are looking for in power tool accessories. This is accomplished by research, conducting surveys, and going to job sites to talk to end users,” Krug says. She explained that a lot of times this is what sparks the development of new products. “It’s my job to facilitate it [the new product] through the whole development process managing product quotation, pricing negotiation, and building a product that users buy and love.”

Krug came to YCP to attend a school with a small faculty-to-student ratio and to have a well-rounded education. After her sister attended York and enjoyed her experience, the College caught Krug’s eye and fit exactly what she was looking for. “I didn’t want to just be a number, I wanted professors to know my name and have a relationship with me,” she reflects.

While attending York, Krug grew close to a couple of her professors, Chris and Mary Meisenhelter. She participated
in a club then called SIFE (Enactus now) and was privileged to travel and compete with the presentation team alongside her friends and mentors, the Meisenhelters.

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