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Thomas J. Chaump
FCF Schmidt Public Relations



Swearingen responsible for profitability of facilities in his target areas


June 27, 2005 (Norristown, PA) ­ Philadelphia Gear Corporation, a full-service provider of gearing and power transmission solutions, announces the promotion of Boyd Swearingen to General Manager for the company’s Gulf Coast and Southeast regions.


As GM, Swearingen will oversee activities at Philadelphia Gear’s Gulf Coast and Southeast regional service centers ­ located in Houston, TX and Birmingham, AL and covering eleven states ­ and will fill key roles within those regions. Swearingen also oversees PG activities in Latin America, supervising Jorge Flores, Philadelphia Gear’s recently hired Direct Sales Manager in Latin America.

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Swearingen draws from 20-plus years of experience in the gear industry, most recently as Regional Sales Manager for Philadelphia Gear, where he was responsible for the Gulf Coast and Southeast Regions and their respective sales teams. Under Swearingen’s leadership, his sales team won PG’s highest achievement award, reaching 110% of their sales targets. In addition to sales, he also draws on years of experience in manufacturing and engineering.


"As Regional Sales Manager, Boyd Swearingen has proven himself a valuable asset to Philadelphia Gear ­ we look forward to many more great years with him on our team," comments Carl Rapp, President and CEO, Philadelphia Gear Corp. "With his leadership skills, knowledge of the gear industry and managing sales experience, he is sure to grow PG’s presence in our Gulf Coast and Southeast regions."


Swearingen’s educational background includes an Associate’s Degree of applied science in drafting and design technology, at Angelina College. He has also taken various engineering and business classes. Swearingen currently resides in Houston with his wife and six children.


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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