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Thomas J. Chaump
FCF Schmidt Public Relations



Flores responsible for increasing sales, growing PG presence


June 14, 2005 (Norristown, PA) – Philadelphia Gear Corporation, a full-service provider of gearing and power transmission solutions, announces the hiring of Jorge J. Flores as Direct Sales Representative for Latin America.


Flores will be responsible for increasing and developing Philadelphia Gear business with energy related companies in Latin America, from Mexico to Argentina. Overall, it requires Flores to maintain a solid and constant presence in each market.


Prior to joining Philadelphia Gear, Flores founded "Power Transmission

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Elements," a training course developed for maintenance personnel covering history and basics of power transmission. As a result of his knowledge of the power transmission markets and related products, as well as his promotion of the course, Flores became a part-time consultant for companies such as Mars, Enol and Dichtomatik. He has also worked as an International Representative for GM, where he was responsible for directing, planning and managing overall activities to achieve sales and financial results.


Philadelphia Gear President Carl Rapp comments, "Jorge’s immeasurable knowledge and experience in the power transmission industry, along with his managerial expertise, is sure to help us grow Philadelphia Gear’s presence in Central America."


Jorge’s educational background includes a Bachelor’s Degree in architecture and technical degrees in manufacturing processes and steel production. A native of Spain, Flores currently resides in Queretaro, Mexico.


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 Corporation, call 1-800-766-5120, or fax 610-337-5637.




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