PHILADELPHIA GEAR PROMOTES NELS MITCHEL TO GM OF
MOKENA FACILITY, MIDWEST REGION
Mitchel responsible for managing all facets of facility in his region
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
companys Midwest Regional Service Center.
As GM, Mitchel oversees activities at Philadelphia
Gears 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.
Mitchel brings with him over 10-years of experience
in the gear industry, most recently as Product Manager for
PGC in their Marketing division, where he was responsible
for marketing new product initiatives.
In addition to his marketing efforts for PGC,
Mitchel was also a Regional Sales Manager, successfully managing
Philadelphia Gears 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 PGC. And it comes at a great time because weve 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
Mitchels 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
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.