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Altra strengthens its Engineering sales force in Germany with appointment of Erich Kraehn
Global clutch and brake specialist Altra Industrial Motion is adding to its Europe wide sales force with the appointment of power transmission expert Erich Kraehn. Mr Kraehn will be covering the South of Germany and representing brands such as Warner Electric, Huco Dynatork and Stieber Clutch. The appointment adds great expertise to the multi-brand European sales force and ensues customers have access to a wider range of clutch and brake products from one source.

Erich’s experience includes a diploma in precision engineering from Fachhochschule München and over 25 years working within the industry in both development and sales roles. His past engineering experience includes working as a development engineer for one of the worlds leading electronics companies and for aviation equipment.

Erich is an expert in the field of power transmission and has spent many years, as both a sales engineer and sales manager, working with electrical drives, switches and components, this experience gives him a detailed knowledge of the applications were he will be able to apply the broad range of Altra’s products he is now responsible for selling.

Neil English, Director of European Sales for Altra Industrial Motion, comments: “This is an important strategic role that will allow us to increase our selling force in Germany. Germany is an important market for us and Erich brings with him a wealth of sales management experience as well as an impressive history in development engineering. As a company we believe that it is important that our sales team is able to perform to the highest standard in engineering, we look forward to the results that Erich’s experience will bring.”

Erich Kraehn adds: “I am excited to be offered the opportunity to join such a large and dynamic company. I am pleased to be working for a company that really spans the globe and is a true leader in the power transmission industry. I look forward to the opportunities that working with globally recognised brands such as Huco Dynatork, Warner Electric and Stieber Clutch will bring.”

About Altra Industrial Motion Inc.
Altra Industrial Motion, Inc, is a leading multinational designer, producer and marketer of a wide range of mechanical power transmission products. The company brings together strong brands covering over 40 product lines with production facilities in nine countries and sales coverage in over 70 countries. Altra’s leading brands include Warner Electric, Matrix International, Wichita Clutch, Stieber Clutch, Twiflex Limited, Bibby Transmissions, Huco Dynatork, TB Wood's, Formsprag Clutch, Ameridrives Couplings, Industrial Clutch, Boston Gear, Marland Clutch, Nuttall Gear, Inertia Dynamics, Warner Linear and Kilian Manufacturing.

Altra Industrial Motion (Nasdaq:AIMC), a leading global supplier of clutch brakes, couplings, gearing, belted drives, linear actuators and power transmission components.


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