Deitrick Will Be in Charge of Graham Engineering, American Kuhne, and Welex Brands
YORK, PA., U.S.A., July 8, 2014: Building on the integration of Welex and American Kuhne, Graham Engineering is pleased to announce the appointment of Robert Deitrick as Vice President of Global Sales. He will lead the direct and indirect sales force for all three brands, report to David Schroeder, President and Chief Executive Officer, and be a member of the management team.
A graduate of the Advanced Electronics Program of the U.S. Navy, Deitrick’s civilian career in plastics and related products spans more than twenty years, including the Measurex division of Honeywell, the EGS Gauging division of Thermo Fisher Scientific, and most recently, Nordson EDI where he was a member of the executive team responsible for structuring and leading sales and operations through several transactions. He has completed advanced sales and management training and has received numerous awards and recognition for outstanding sales achievements
“Graham Engineering, American Kuhne and Welex are strong, respected brands with a reputation of industry-leading innovation on a global scale,” said Mr. Deitrick. “I am excited and honored to join the team working to leverage the synergies of these three for the benefit of customers worldwide and charting our course forward.”
“Solving customer challenges with innovative, high quality, reliable equipment has made Graham Engineering, American Kuhne and Welex the leading brands that we are,” said David Schroeder, President and CEO of Graham Engineering. “We are excited to bring Bob’s knowledge, drive and expertise to the team to accelerate our commercial efforts.”
The Graham Group acquired majority interest in American Kuhne in 2012, followed by Graham Engineering Corporation’s acquisition of Welex in June 2013. Together, Graham Engineering Corporation, American Kuhne, and Welex create a convergence of leading technologies, people, and capabilities in extrusion. Graham is a privately held company headquartered in York, Pennsylvania, USA.
Graham Engineering Corporation (GEC) is the global standard in wheel and industrial extrusion blow molding solutions, with 400 installations in 20 countries. GEC offers package design, product development and processing expertise, along with monolayer, multilayer, and barrier extrusion blow molding equipment and technology upgrades. Visit www.grahamengineering.com.
American Kuhne (AK) is the preferred provider of engineered solutions for plastics, rubber, and silicone extrusion. AK solutions comprise standard and custom single screw extruders, feed screws, extrusion systems, and specialized turnkey systems for laboratory, medical tubing, narrow web, wire and cable, pipe, tubing, and profile applications. Visit www.americankuhne.com .
Welex is the global standard in high performance sheet extrusion solutions, with over four decades of leadership. Welex solutions are installed in more than 3,000 customer locations in 69 countries. The company’s innovations include co-extrusion and multi-layer methods that lead the industry as well as dozens of barrier lines installed globally. Visit www.welex.com .