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Thomas J. Chaump
FCF Schmidt Public Relations



Mitchel responsible for managing all facets of facility in his region


November 21, 2005 (Norristown, PA) — Philadelphia Gear Corporation, a full-service provider of gearing and power transmission solutions, announces the promotion of Nels Mitchel to General Manager for the company’s Midwest Regional Service Center.


As GM, Mitchel oversees activities at Philadelphia Gear’s Mokena, IL facility (located near Chicago). He is responsible for all operations within the 20,000 square foot service facility, from sales to operations and has full P&L responsibility.

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Mitchel brings with him over 10-years of experience in the gear industry, most recently as Product Manager for PG in their Marketing division, where he was responsible for marketing new product initiatives.


In addition to his marketing efforts for PG, Mitchel was also a Regional Sales Manager, successfully managing Philadelphia Gear’s Western Region sales team (Western US, Western Canada and Asia). In 2003 Mitchel achieved increased sales of 200% in his US territory, which consisted of Arizona, New Mexico and Nevada.


“Nels Mitchel proved himself an outstanding asset to Philadelphia Gear as a Regional Sales Manager,” commented Carl Rapp, President and CEO, Philadelphia Gear Corporation. “We believe this is both a great fit with our regional team and the natural extension of his career at PG. And it comes at a great time because we’ve invested heavily in Mokena this year, upgrading our machine shop, crane capacity and testing area, as well as installing new gear grinding and gear checking machines. Nels’ sales experience with the end-users of our products gives him a great perspective on how to use these capital investments to service this critical marketplace.”


Mitchel’s educational background includes a Bachelor of Science in civil engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. A native of the Midwest, Mitchel now resides in Deerfield, IL with his wife Lara and their four boys.


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 Philadelphia, PA.


For more information on Philadelphia Gear Corporation, call 1-800-766-5120, or fax 610-337-5637.




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