LANSDALE, Pa., Feb. 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Poul Jeppesen, currently President of SKF USA Inc., has been appointed President, SKF North America with an overall responsibility for Canada, Mexico and the USA. In his new role, Mr. Jeppesen will report to Tom Johnstone, SKF President and CEO and be a member of SKF Group Management. The appointment is effective as of 1 February 2011.
North America is an important market for SKF and it is stepping up its activities in the region, evident by the recent acquisition of Lincoln Industrial. SKF has formed the North American region to support the continuing growth ambitions in the area.
Mr. Jeppesen has held several management positions in areas of sales, marketing, product management and manufacturing since joining the company in 1982. Also, he serves as a Board of Director for the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM), the American Bearing Manufacturers Association (ABMA) and charity organization, Family Answers. Poul Jeppesen will continue to be based at the SKF USA headquarters in Lansdale, Pennsylvania.
SKF is a leading global supplier of bearings, seals, mechatronics, lubrication systems and services, which include technical support, maintenance and reliability services, engineering consulting and training. SKF is represented in more than 130 countries and has 15,000 distributor locations worldwide. Annual sales in 2010 were SEK 61,024 million (USD 9.1 billion) and the number of employees was 44,742. www.skf.com
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