PHILADELPHIA GEAR CORPORATION EXTENDS REACH TO LATIN AMERICA
Jorge Flores Promoted to Regional Sales Manager
KING OF PRUSSIA, PA, April 3, 2007 ---- Philadelphia
Gear Corporation is increasing its international presence. Company
officials promoted Jorge Flores to Regional Sales Manager for the
Latin American region, including Mexico, Central, and South America.
With more than 30 years experience, Mr. Flores has distinguished
himself as a strong customer relations and technical advisor for
an elite client base.
Reporting to Mr. Flores will be Silvio DeSimone as
Sales Representative for the Latin American region. Mr. DeSimone
has nearly 20 years of power transmission equipment sales experience,
most recently with Enol Industrial Queretaro as General Manager.
"These personnel changes demonstrate a
clear commitment to building a worldwide presence," said
Philadelphia Gear CEO Carl Rapp. "We are not servicing
new regions with manufacturer's reps, but rather with our
direct employees. These individuals embody the philosophies
of Philadelphia Gear, and have been charged with literally
and figuratively translating the commitment and identity of
our company to the global marketplace."
According to Rapp, these expansions represent
the company's ability to service its customers and maintain
growth. "Though investment in overseas markets has more
risk, it represents enormous opportunity to better serve our
customers around the world," he said. "Smart growth
in our target markets will reinforce our technical leadership
position among our customers and potential customers."
It is predicted that over the next 25 years,
more than two-thirds of the world's economic growth will come
from outside the United States. Therefore, Philadelphia Gear's
active role in Latin America, Europe, the United Kingdom,
the Middle East and the Pacific Rim countries today is critical
for its long-term success.
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 Norristown, PA.
For more information on Philadelphia Gear, call
1-800-766-5120, fax 610-337-5637.