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R. K. Kumar to oversee key energy market accounts in UAE


March 16, 2009 (KING OF PRUSSIA, PA) – Philadelphia Gear Corporation, a full-service provider of gearing and power transmission solutions, has appointed R. K. Kumar as sales engineer for the United Arab Emirates.


In this role, Mr. Kumar will be responsible for developing key accounts in the energy market, focused on the United Arab Emirates territory. He will handle many of the daily customer relations tasks, such as creating scopes of work for incoming queries, delivering final quotations and addressing field jobs at customers' sites.


Mr. Kumar brings more than 15 years of experience in heavy industrial field work, sales and service of gas turbines and other related products. Most recently as a customer support engineer with Sun Power Gen Systems & Services, Mr. Kumar was responsible for developing and maintaining customer relationships, conducting product seminars and providing technical support to key customers.

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“We are encouraged by the depth of global experience R. K. Kumar brings to the Philadelphia Gear Corporation sales team,” said James Aston, Middle East Region sales director. “Our customers in the UAE will benefit greatly from his varied skills developed in working with many high profile energy market companies throughout India and the Middle East.”


Mr. Kumar earned a Bachelor in Mechanical Engineering degree from Institute of Engineers, Calcutta University in Calcutta, India.


A founding member of the American Gear Manufacturers Association (AGMA), Philadelphia Gear offers products and services found in use worldwide; from conveyor gear drives used in long wall coal mining operations, to emergency repair services critical to the power generation industries.  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 King of Prussia, PA.

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