PHILADELPHIA GEAR CREATES MARINE
Jules DeBaecke, General Manager, to oversee growth
of marine program business
February 1, 2002 (Norristown, PA) - Philadelphia
Gear Corporation, a full-service provider of gearing and power transmission
solutions, announces the creation of its Marine Program Business
Unit, as well as the promotion of Jules DeBaecke, 57, to the position
of General Manager for this new unit.
DeBaecke is responsible for the profitability and
growth of marine program business, maintaining and enhancing Philadelphia
Gear's leadership role within the industry. This is consistent with
Philadelphia Gear's goal of providing customers with a broad offering
of power transmission equipment lifecycle support products and services.
DeBaecke is responsible for the profitability
and growth of marine program business, maintaining and enhancing
Philadelphia Gear's leadership role within the industry. This
is consistent with Philadelphia Gear's goal of providing customers
with a broad offering of power transmission equipment lifecycle
support products and services.
"Jules DeBaecke's wealth of experience
in the marine industry - both with Philadelphia Gear and through
his work with the U.S. Navy - makes him the ideal candidate
to manage this new business unit," comments Carl Rapp,
President and CEO, Philadelphia Gear Corporation. "I
am confident Jules will utilize this expertise to ensure our
continued success in the industry."
DeBaecke joined Philadelphia Gear in 1981 as
Engineering Design Manager for the Synchrotorque (hydroviscous
clutch) and Marine Divisions, as well as Manager of Production
Engineering for all products. Since then, his expertise in
the marine industry has benefited him in positions as Product
Manager for the marketing and sales of Marine, Hydroviscous
Clutch, Test Stand, Material Handling and High Speed product
lines; Marketing Manager; and Vice President of Engineering.
Prior to 1981, DeBaecke was employed by the
Naval Ship Engineering Center, Philadelphia Division, where
he was responsible for research, development, testing and
evaluation of U.S. Naval main propulsion equipment, as well
as fleet machinery maintenance worldwide for this equipment.
At the project level, he was recognized as the U.S. Navy's
clutch expert for equipment installed on Naval vessels including
gas turbine driven cruisers and destroyers, nuclear submarines
and aircraft carriers.
DeBaecke holds a Bachelor of Science Degree
in Mechanical Engineering from Drexel University in Philadelphia,
Pennsylvania. He lives with his wife in Upper Providence Township,
A founding member of the American Gear Manufacturers
Association (AGMA), Philadelphia Gear products can be found
in use worldwide; from enclosed gear drives used in the oil
fields of Saudi Arabia, to speed reducing units helping power
the cable cars of San Francisco. The company serves thousands
of customers across the globe from its regional service and
manufacturing facilities in New Castle, DE; Birmingham, AL;
Chicago, IL; Houston, TX; and Los Angeles, CA. Philadelphia
Gear is headquartered in Norristown, PA.
For more information on Philadelphia Gear Corporation,
call 1-800-766-5120, or fax 610-337-5637.