Raymond Hicks has been appointed president of Koster.

Hicks has spent the last seven years in various leadership positions at Koster, including two years as vice president of sales. Throughout his career, Hicks has developed strong customer relationships, built talented teams and found innovative ways to grow businesses, according to the company.

Hicks' appointment comes on the decision of Koster's former president, Basil Mewes, to return to his hometown in Germany.

"It has been incredibly rewarding for me to work alongside Basil and we have achieved a lot together," said Hicks. "We have introduced an increasing number of products, grown market share, built strong relationships with our customers and, perhaps most importantly, laid the foundation for the long term growth and success of Koster."

Koster has also announced the promotion of Howard Kanare to vice president; Jenilee Lucero to assistant to the president/marketing director, and the addition of Matthew Sorensen to the company's technical department.

For more information, visit kosterusa.com.