Multiquip salesman, product manager dies at 62

Bob Stevens, a long-time Multiquip and MQ Power sales and product manager, passed away June 16 in an automobile accident. He was 62. Stevens filled various positions for 23 years at Multiquip and was the company’s salesman of the year in 1980. He retired from the Carson, Calif.-based equipment manufacturer in 2001, settling in Tennessee.
Stevens was hired as district manager for the Florida territory in 1978. In 1981, he was promoted to Eastern region sales manager. Later, he served MQ Power as welding products manager and then as the division’s Eastern region sales manager. He ended his Multiquip career as manager of the company’s telecommunications division.