PRLog - May 29, 2014 - VERNON HILLS, Ill. -- ETA hand2mind, a leader in hands-on and digital learning tools for schools based in Vernon Hills, Illinois, today announced a change in its leadership. Bill Chiasson, a 24-year veteran of ETA hand2mind, has been named President, replacing Jude Rake, who has left the company to pursue other interests. Rake had been with ETA hand2mind for three years and served as CEO since January 2012.
ETA hand2Mind names new President
“We thank Jude for his leadership and many contributions to ETA hand2mind. We are excited about the future of hands-on learning materials in the classroom because we believe students learn best by doing. Our strong management team, great brands and impactful products are well-positioned to fuel continued growth,” said Chiasson.
For over 20 years, Chiasson has served in many leadership capacities at ETA hand2mind including Chief Operating Officer, responsible for leading the supply chain operation along with general management of strategic national accounts and business partnerships for the company.
“With a career committed to advocating for educator and student success, Bill brings the operational excellence, strategic management, and industry knowledge we need to deliver outstanding hands-on learning solutions to children and schools,” said Rick Woldenberg, Chairman of the Board of ETA hand2mind.
About ETA hand2mind
ETA hand2mind® is a leading manufacturer and publisher of hands-on learning tools for the U.S. school market. Founded in 1966 and based in Vernon Hills, Illinois, ETA hand2mind designs learning solutions that help students and teachers unlock deeper subject matter understanding from the first day of preschool through high school. The company offers over 8,000 educational and supplemental materials for math, science, reading/language arts, and STEM, including popular brands such as Hands-On Standards®, VersaTiles®, and Cuisenaire® Rods. ETA hand2mind develops instructional content, custom-kit options for content providers, manipulatives, interactive digital applications, and teacher coaching and development that empowers teachers and engages students. For more information, please visit www.hand2mind.com.