MILWAUKEE, WI — PFERD INC., a global manufacturer and distributor of abrasives, brushes and power tools, has announced the appointment of Michael Roche to the position of account manager, pipeline market. Roche will report to Jon-Michael Raymond, Vice President, Sales. The announcement was made by Gene Huegin, president.
In this position, Roche will be responsible for developing strong working relationships with pipeline-channel customers in both the U.S. and Canada in providing technical solutions from PFERD’s product portfolio.
According to Huegin, “It’s a return engagement for Michael. He previously worked for PFERD in a similar capacity and we’re glad to have him back. We have a strong offering ideal for the pipeline industry and are excited to have Michael on board to promote and educate user on PFERD solutions for their specific applications. His comprehensive background in the industry, both domestic and abroad, will allow him to be of excellent support to our customers and will help fortify PFERD’s brand equity and strengthen our position in the industry.”
Roche added, “I’ve traveled pipelines throughout the U.S. and one thing I know for sure is that PFERD has an excellent reputation for its products. I’m glad to be back on the PFERD team and I plan on doing all that I can to further strengthen our position in this important industry.”
Previously Roche was Product Manager for PSS Companies, Houston, TX. Prior to that position, he was Manager, Pipeline Markets for PFERD and was Co-owner of NorTech Specialized Services.
PFERD INC. is the U.S. subsidiary of August Rüggeberg GmbH & Co. of Marienheide, Germany. As a global manufacturer of abrasives, brushes and power tools, PFERD offers a comprehensive line of products and services for metal cutting and surface conditioning. With over 200 years of experience in developing innovative products that optimize productivity, achieve economic efficiencies and improve operator health and safety, customers around the world TRUST BLUE.