Warn Industries announced today that chief operating officer Tom Giacomini has been named president of the company. Effective July 1, 2005, Giacomini replaces Jon Kreitz, who is retiring from the top management position at Warn Industries at the end of the year. Kreitz will remain with Warn Industries in a scaled-back role through December and work closely with Giacomini in the leadership transition. "It is an honour to take over the reigns of Warn Industries and continue the vision that has guided this company for nearly 60 years," said Giacomini. "All of the employees of Warn Industries thank Jon for his years of service and wish him the best in the future." Kreitz joined Warn Industries in 1994 and served as President and CEO since 2000, when he led the leveraged buyout of the company from Mike Warn, the grandson of the company’s founder. In 2003 he was instrumental in securing the company’s acquisition by Dover Corporation. During his tenure as President, Kreitz transitioned the business from a family-owned company to a multi-faceted international organization that has realized tremendous growth in new areas such as the powersports industry, the industrial market and the power tool category.