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John Kendall has been elected president/CEO at Tudelü, an automated retractable wall manufacturer and distributor headquartered in Little Ferry, NJ. Kendall will be responsible for the company’s day-to-day operations, as well as its market positioning and long-term strategy.

Kendall has 25 years of experience in the automated building access industry where he was responsible for more than $200 million in annual revenue. Prior to joining Tudelü, Kendall held the position of VP of sales at Dayton Industries, Inc. and Assa Abloy Entrance Systems. He also held senior sales positions at The Stanley Works and Stanley Security Solutions. In addition, Kendall has launched products from concept to more than $80 million in annual sales within four years.

Founder Joel Klein, who has served as CEO since Tudelü’s inception in 2013, assumes the position of VP of product development and quality assurance and will dedicate his full attention to advancing his innovative product development, enhancing product quality and continuously improving customer satisfaction.

“John brings extensive omni-channel marketing, sales and distribution experience to Tudelü,” said Klein. “I am confident John’s expertise will become a major contributing factor to Tudelü’s future success.”

Kendall is a licensed contractor in Arizona, Nevada, Washington and California. He has received numerous sales awards including Stanley’s Top Gun Award, as well as—for three consecutive years—Stanley’s “Win Award”. Kendall was also selected and completed Assa Abloy’s industry recognized High Level Leadership Program. Certifications include Construction Specification Institute (CSI) and Door Hardware Institute (DHI). He holds an associate’s degree in Applied Science (AAS) in business administration and currently resides with his family in Pleasantville, NY.

“Tudelü’s low cost-of-ownership and high return on investment creates an opportunity to expand underserved space management applications for existing offices, restaurants, schools, hospitals, hotels and special event centers,” said Kendall. “I am very excited to join Tudelü and I look forward to leveraging these inherent competitive advantages for the benefit of our customers and investors.”