Kaydon Bearings and Cooper Bearings Realign Global Sales Team


Muskegon, Michigan, USA...The Kaydon Bearings Division and Cooper Bearings units of Kaydon Corporation have announced a new global sales realignment that includes the appointments of three regional sales leaders.

Michael Chue, vice president of Asia Pacific, has 29 years of high-level industrial sales experience with Ingersoll Rand, Emerson Motor Company, Magnequench/Energy Conversion Systems, and Schunk General Carbon Co., Ltd. He holds a B.S. degree in mechanical engineering from the National University of Singapore. Kaydon and Cooper sales managers in China, Taiwan and South Korea report to Chue, who is based in Suzhou, China.

Tom Black, director of sales for Europe and the Middle East, has spent a combined 25 years with Kaydon Bearings and Cooper Bearings in increasingly responsible positions in sales and sales engineering. He compiled considerable design engineering experience with Leyland Vehicles Ltd. and Parsons Peebles before joining Kaydon. Black, based in the U.K., directs the efforts of sales managers in the UK, mainland Europe and the Middle East.

Roger Brown, director of sales for International Distant Markets, joined Cooper Bearings in 2002 as divisional sales manager. He was previously general sales manager for Michell Bearings, a unit of Rolls-Royce PLC. Sales managers for Australia, New Zealand, India, Africa, Brazil, and South America report to Brown, who is based in the U.K.

Kaydon Bearings Division (www.kaydonbearings.com) is a leading global manufacturer of standard and custom thin section bearings, high-level bearing assemblies, and slewing ring bearings for a wide range of manufacturing and process applications. The division is also a major supplier of remanufactured and new replacement bearings.

Kaydon Corporation (www.kaydon.com) is a leading designer and manufacturer of custom-engineered, performance-critical products, supplying a diverse group of alternative energy, industrial, aerospace, medical and electronic equipment, and aftermarket customers.

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