PHILADELPHIA GEAR APPOINTS SCOTT
BIDDLE TO NEW
NORTHEAST REGIONAL SALES MANAGER POSITION
Biddle to provide focused sales management for
growth of Philadelphia Gear throughout the eastern U.S.
March 6, 2002 (Norristown, PA) - Philadelphia
Gear Corporation, a leading international manufacturer of gears
and related power transmission equipment, today announced the promotion
of Scott Biddle, 36, to the newly created position of Northeast
Regional Sales Manager.
Biddle's new position includes management of sales
growth throughout the eastern U.S. - an area already covered by
himself, several Philadelphia Gear sales personnel, and three independent
firms who represent Philadelphia Gear in their respective territories
- along with the expansion of his own sales territory to include
eastern Pennsylvania and northern New Jersey. As a regional sales
manager, he will work to ensure that Philadelphia Gear customers
are serviced in a fashion that meets their immediate needs.
"As our sales territories have expanded,
the need for focused sales management was a natural result,"
comments Carl Rapp, President and CEO of Philadelphia Gear.
"The promotion of Scott Biddle to the new Northeast Regional
Sales Manager position is an extension of Philadelphia Gear's
continued refocus on regional service and repair."
"Philadelphia Gear has forecasted strong
growth for the upcoming year, and I'd like to make sure that
all members of the Northeast Region share an active role in
achieving that goal," says Biddle. "One area we'll
be directing particular attention to is the growth of our
service and repair business in the region."
Biddle is a 1988 graduate of James Madison University
(BBA Finance), in Harrisonburg, VA. After beginning his career
in the financial market, Biddle took a sales position with
National Foam Inc., where he eventually ascended to run operations
for its Environmental Products division.
In 1994, Biddle joined Philadelphia Mixers Corp.
(a sister company of Philadelphia Gear) as a Regional Sales
Manager. Shortly after, he was called to work at Philadelphia
Gear in its Standard Products division.
After working in Standard Products, Biddle moved
into outside sales for three years in the Southeastern region.
He was then offered the opportunity to start a stand-alone
division of Philadelphia Gear, involving the manufacture of
spiral bevel gearing. After a successful start-up, growth
period, and subsequent sale of the division, he returned to
selling in the aftermarket to support Philadelphia Gear's
Today, Biddle resides in Malvern, PA with his
wife and three children. He currently is a member of the Alumni
Board of Directors at James Madison University.
A founding member of the American Gear Manufacturers
Association (AGMA), Philadelphia Gear products can be found
in use across the globe; from enclosed gear drives used in
the oil fields of Saudi Arabia, to speed reduction 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.