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Stuller’s ‘Andy the Tool Guy’ Dies at 66

He was a 20-year-veteran of the company.

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LAFAYETTE, LA — Andrew Kroungold, a 20-year veteran of Stuller who most recently served as the company’s tools business director, has died.

Stuller’s ‘Andy the Tool Guy’ Dies at 66

Andrew Kroungold

He was 66.

Stuller said in a press release that “Andy’s infectious personality and joyous outlook on life put a smile on everyone’s face that he encountered.” Many customers knew him as “Andy the Tool Guy.”

Kroungold began his career in the jewelry industry as a member of the Swest team in the 1980s and joined Stuller in 1999. He served in a variety of roles over the years.

“There is no other Andy; no one else in the industry like him,” said Tammy Lail, Stuller’s vice president of merchandising. “I was fortunate to not only work with him, but to love him as family. He will be deeply missed by so many.”

Kroungold is survived by his son Robert and his daughter-in-law Hannah.

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