HANAU, Germany, March 6, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- VACUUMSCHMELZE GmbH & Co. KG (VAC), a leading global manufacturer of advanced magnetic materials, announced three strategic appointments to its management team. These appointments are a natural outcome of VAC's transformation strategy that aims to enhance customer value through a solution oriented focus and setting a high bar for ease of doing business.
Effective March 2017:
Scott Pelhank has joined VAC as its Vice President of Global Sales. Scott is a 20-year sales veteran, with over 17 years of experience in managing sales teams across global industrial, electronic, automotive, and specialty materials businesses. In his last role as Vice President of Sales, Scott focused on large OEM and Tiered customer sales for Wurth Electronic Midcom Americas. Scott has a B.S. in Marketing from Illinois State University. Scott will be relocating to VAC's headquarters in Hanau, Germany.
Jeremy Martin has joined VAC as the General Manager of Americas. Jeremy joins the team with a decade-long record of developing and growing businesses both as an executive in his prior role at Eaton B-Line and as a General Manager at Hilti North America. Jeremy earned an M.B.A. from the University of Portland and speaks fluent English, Spanish and German. Jeremy will be operating out of VAC Americas headquarters in St. Louis, Missouri, USA.
Ralf Koch, has been appointed to the position of Vice President of Research and Development. Ralf joined VAC in 2004 and has taken on increased responsibility in different positions as a Director of Product Management and Product Development. Ralf received a master's degree in Electrical Engineering from the Technical University of Darmstadt and a doctorate from the University of Stuttgart. In his role as Vice President of R&D, Ralf will focus on delivering solutions that meet VAC's evolving customer needs and improve the speed to market of new products and applications. Ralf will continue to operate out of VAC's headquarters in Hanau, Germany.
"I'm very pleased to make the above appointments", said Jim Voss, President and CEO of VECTRA. "Scott, Jeremy and Ralf are accomplished leaders that the organization will leverage to deliver robust growth. These additions reflect our ongoing efforts to remake VAC into a focused, contemporary, high-performing provider of advanced magnetic solutions."
VAC, a VECTRA company, is a global manufacturer of advanced magnetic materials and inductive components used in automotive, aviation, renewable energy and industrial infrastructure applications. With sales across 50 countries, VAC´s range of products comprises custom solutions that are developed in close collaboration with customers and that reflect VAC´s expertise in materials, applications and state-of-the art production technology. For more information, visit VAC's website at http://www.vacuumschmelze.com/
About Vectra Co.
VECTRA is a technology-driven diversified industrial company serving attractive global markets, including automotive systems, electronic devices, aerospace and defense, industrial and medical. Its business platforms use technology to address customers' complex applications and demanding requirements. For more information, visit VECTRA's website at www.vectraco.com
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