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Maribeth Roman Schmidt
FCF Schmidt Public Relations



34-year industry vet takes vast experience & knowledge to new aftermarket product offering


KING OF PRUSSIA, PA, June 22, 2006 --Officials of Philadelphia Gear Corporation, a full-service provider of gearing and power transmission solutions, have announced the hiring of Charles L. Zirkle as the company's new On-Site Technical Services Project Manger. Zirkle comes to Philadelphia Gear after 34 years in various capacities of increasing responsibility with Horsburgh & Scott Company.

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For the last five years of his tenure with H&S, Zirkle served as Field Services Manager, contributing significantly to the company's growth. He was directly responsible for such functions as on-site machining, gearbox rebuilds and project management, field tear downs and reinstallations, and reverse engineering. Prior, he held the positions of Operations Manager, Maintenance Superintendent, Plant Engineering Manager, and Enclosed Drive Designer.


According to Philadelphia Gear President Carl Rapp, Zirkle will coordinate the new On-Site Technical Services product offering, working closely with the company's five regional service centers to provide complete coast-to-coast coverage, and afford the company's customer base with another important aftermarket service.


As we establish the full capability of this new line of technical services here at Philadelphia Gear, there is no one in the industry better suited to spearhead our effort than Chuck," said Rapp. "Bringing on an individual of Chuck's caliber demonstrates our commitment to building and expanding our service model."


Zirkle's educational background includes an Associates Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Cuyahoga Community College in Cleveland, Ohio.


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.


For more information, call 1-800-766-5120, fax 610-337-5637.




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