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Philadelphia Gear Hires New Canadian Sales Representative; Gaetan Perron to Service Existing Canadian Customers, Expand Services in Key Provinces.

NORRISTOWN, Pa. -- Philadelphia Gear Corporation, a full-service provider of gearing and power transmission solutions, announces the appointment of Gaetan Perron to the position of Sales Representative, servicing existing Philadelphia Gear customers in Canada and expanding PGC's customer base in Eastern Ontario, Quebec and the Maritimes.

Perron will operate mainly in the energy market, servicing coal-fired, gas-fired and hydroelectric power plants; the pipeline industry; the petrochemical sector; the hydrocarbon processing industry; and wind power generation. His sales territory spreads from Cobourg, Ontario through St. John's, Newfoundland.

Perron brings with him an experienced background in energy market sales, most recently as a sales representative with Omega Machine Shop, developing new customers throughout Western Quebec and Eastern Ontario. He's held similar field sales representative positions with PYG Equipment Inc., and Castel Metals, where he was again charged with developing new customers and growing existing sales territories.

"In filling this new sales position, it was crucial that we found someone with a proven ability to take an emerging sales territory, and expand it with an infusion of new clients and customers," commented Carl Rapp, President and CEO, Philadelphia Gear Corp. "Gaetan Perron's track record in growing existing sales territories is indisputable - yet his diverse background in sales and marketing gives us confidence, knowing he will provide the high standard of service expected from both old and new Philadelphia Gear customers."

Perron also brings a strong background in management, previously serving as Marketing Director with Carpenter Technology Inc., as well as Sales Director with both Acier Leroux Inc and Federated Genco Ltd. In each of these positions he succeeded in increasing sales and market share, while identifying new client opportunities.

"I'm excited about the opportunity to work for an established, reputable company like Philadelphia Gear," comments Perron. "I'm confident we can help build Philadelphia Gear into the quality, service and reliability gear company in Canada."

A founding member of the American Gear Manufacturers Association (AGMA), Philadelphia Gear offers products and services found in use worldwide; from conveyor gear drives used in long wall coal mining operations, to emergency repair services critical to the power generation industries. The company serves thousands of customers across the globe from its regional service and manufacturing facilities in New Castle, DE; Birmingham, AL; Chicago, IL; Houston, TX; and Los Angeles, CA. Philadelphia Gear is headquartered in Norristown, PA.

For more information on Philadelphia Gear, call 1-800-766-5120, fax 610-337-5637, or visit online at

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