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Source: Woods news release

Jerry Johnson, president of Blount International's Farm, Ranch, and Agriculture Division and Woods Equipment, will retire Dec. 31.

Todd Hall, who is now president of Blount's Concrete Cutting & Finishing Division, will succeed Johnson.

Johnson joined Woods Equipment in 1995. He held various positions, helped execute an acquisition growth strategy through 2000, and has been president since 2009.

Blount CEO Paul Tonnesen said about Johnson: "Throughout his tenure, he has been instrumental in ensuring the safety of our employees, growing our business, and strengthening relationships with our channel partners."

Johnson said it "has been a privilege to work for the last 25 years in the business of manufacturing agricultural and construction equipment alongside so many people who are deeply devoted to this outstanding industry."