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William A. Childers Joins C&U Americas As President

Press release date: Dec 18, 2012

40-year bearing industry veteran brings proven leadership skills to growing US firm.

Plymouth, MI... C&U Americas, the North American subsidiary of The C&U Group, China's largest bearing producer, and the 11th largest bearing maker in the world, has named William (Bill) A. Childers as its new president. The announcement was made by XianLiang (Peter) Zhou, Chairman of C&U Americas, who noted that Childers brings a wealth of management experience and bearing market expertise to the C&U Americas team.

Mr. Childers will be responsible for managing all aspects of the C&U Americas' business, including new business development, sales, marketing, engineering, customer service, warehousing operations, and administration.

In making the announcement, Zhou stated: "The C&U Americas organization has shown impressive growth and is establishing an encouraging foothold in the NAFTA bearing market. We are now taking our business to the next level and building an even stronger C&U Bearing brand in the U.S. We believe Bill Childers is the right person for the job and has the leadership qualities that we need to make it happen. We are delighted to have him on our team."

Childers officially joined C&U Americas this past August. Prior to C&U, he served as President of Rexnord North American Sales for four years. He was also President of Superior Electric div. Danaher, President of NSK Canada, and a Senior VP at NSK Americas Industrial. Bill Childers started in the business with Emerson Power Transmission and capped off an impressive 25-year career with the company as its VP of Sales.

Bill Childers graduated from Michigan State University with a BSME and earned an MBA from Syracuse University. He maintains a very active roll in the PTDA and BSA Distributor Associations for Bearings and Power Transmission. He is a current member of the Board of Directors of PTDA and has served as a Chairman of Manufacturers Council.

C&U Americas offers a full line of ball and roller bearings for use by a variety of industries in original equipment manufacturing as well as aftermarket and MRO operations. C&U makes over 3,000 different kinds of bearings for a wide range of applications, such as wheel hubs, engines, gear-boxes, universal joints, alternators, water and hydraulic pumps, compressors, machine tools, mining equipment, and power tools, as well as industrial transmissions and motors.

C&U is the largest bearing manufacturer in China; producing over 1.8 million bearings per day fromTS16949 and QS9000 certified plants in seven major manufacturing centers.

For more information, visit: or contact David Marek, C&U Americas, 44330 Plymouth Oaks Blvd., Plymouth, MI 48170, Tel: 734-656-0260 ex 228, Email: