Pferd Inc., a Milwaukee-based manufacturer of abrasives, brushes, and power tools, has promoted Mariano Presas to president – Americas effective Aug. 31, 2019. He succeeds Gene Huegin, who will retire at that time. In this newly expanded role, Presas will be responsible for operations of Pferd Canada, Pferd Inc., and Pferd Latin America. As reported by thefabricator.com, currently Presas serves as president of Pferd Latin America. Before joining the company, he was managing director – Latin America for Dayton Superior and sales and technical services director – Mexico for Hilti.