Art’s Way Manufacturing Inc. a leading manufacturer and distributor of niche agricultural machinery, equipment and services, has hired Roger S. Murdock as director of sales & marketing.

Murdock brings more than 30 years of sales, customer support and marketing experience in the agricultural and farm equipment industry. He will be responsible for maximizing all the diverse product offerings of Art’s Way into an easy and profitable distribution through the current and an expanded dealer network.

Murdock was formerly division manager with Claas of America where he was responsible for operations, customer support, sales, and marketing. Prior to that position, Murdock spent 10 years with Miller St. Nazianz as vice president of sales and marketing. During his time with Miller St. Nazianz, he significantly increased sales productivity, contributing to substantial growth in business and enterprise revenue. Murdock sits on the Board of Directors of the Farm Equipment Manufacturers Association.

J. Ward McConnell, Jr., executive chairman of the board, said, “Roger is a proven leader with considerable experience developing strong customer-focused sales organizations. We all look forward to the benefits Roger’s dedication to customer-centric values and teamwork will bring to Art’s Way, our dealers and their customers.”

Murdock added, “In the current economic times, dealers are looking for a way to increase income within their dealerships and Art’s Way will provide the products to increase a dealer’s niche market opportunities. I am extremely pleased to be joining an organization with such a long and storied history as Art’s Way. The diverse and unique products which Art’s Way manufactures makes this a wonderful opportunity.”