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Brooksville, FL-based SMG – the world’s largest consortium of independently owned safety equipment distributors – has named Brandon Hagen vice president of distributor relations and education. Hagen will be responsible for helping manage the current 3E Program (Educate, Equip, and Empower), as well as training SMG distributors on solution-based selling. Hagen began his career as the national accounts manager for EMIT Technologies, a manufacturer of emissions control equipment for industrial engines. He has a master’s in industrial distribution at Texas A&M, where he created and founded “The Lead Generation Game Program,” a sales training program for undergraduate students.