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Thomas J. Chaump
FCF Schmidt Public Relations



Cooke responsible for managing sales within his targeted region


November 28, 2005 (Norristown, PA) –– Philadelphia Gear Corporation, a full-service provider of gearing and power transmission solutions, announces the hiring of Mark Cooke to the position of Regional Sales Manager for the Gulf Coast region.


As Regional Sales Manager, Cooke is responsible for overseeing a sales team that services Philadelphia Gear’s Gulf Coast Region, including Louisiana, Texas, Arkansas and Oklahoma. Cooke is also responsible for leading business development initiatives throughout Latin America.

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Cooke brings 30-plus years of sales and managerial experience to Philadelphia Gear. Prior to his position with PG, Hansen Transmissions employed Cooke as a General Manager, overseeing a business team that doubled sales of both their lead product line and “spare and repair” business in two years. He also brings sales and marketing experience to PG, gained while working for General Electric and other companies.


“Philadelphia Gear is pleased to appoint Mark Cooke as our Regional Sales Manager for the Gulf Coast Region,” comments Carl Rapp, President and CEO, Philadelphia Gear Corporation. “We’re confident his managerial experience – and the long history of past accomplishments associated with it – will translate to continued success in the Gulf Coast for Philadelphia Gear and our customers.”


Cooke’s educational background includes a Bachelor of Science Degree in marketing with a minor in aeronautical engineering from Purdue University’s Krannert School of Industrial Management. He has also taken various sales and management courses. Cooke also serves on the American Gear Manufacturers Association (AGMA) Board of Directors, and is Chairman of the AGMA Statistical Committee.


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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