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API Heat Transfer Restructures

API Heat Transfer announced Oct. 27 that it has restructured the company into three business units to better meet the needs of its customer base. The new market-focused units are engine cooling, industrial, and thermal-transfer products. Each business unit will be led by a vice president general manager who will oversee operations, sales, and engineering departments.

While the new corporate structure changes how API operates, most customer-facing API employees will stay aligned with their respective customers, and contact information for API employees will remain the same. 

The engine-cooling unit will be led by Greg Smietanski and also includes the sales organizations of construction and specialty vehicle, and tubing. The manufacturing locations operated by this business unit include Arcade, New York; Coventry, England; Dortmund, Germany; Franklin and Iron Ridge, Wisconsin; and Suzhou, China. Carrie Jacobsen will oversee operations in the U.S. and Europe, and Benjamin Zhou will oversee operations in China. Sales will be led by Keith Funke for engine cooling and construction and specialty vehicle markets, and Silvia Binder will lead the tubing market. Engineering will be led by Eugene Yu for air cooled products.

The industrial unit will be led by Jeff Gale. It includes the sales organizations for process and industrial, sanitary systems, and compressor and dryer. The manufacturing locations operated by this business unit include Buffalo, New York; Bretten, Germany; and Suzhou, China. Bill Kirk will oversee operations in the U.S. and Europe, and Benjamin Zhou will oversee operations in China. Sales will be led by Farah Skold for industrial markets and Bob Mladenovic for the compressor and dryer markets. Engineering will be led by Don Grande for shell and tube products. A new leader for plate heat exchanger products will be announced soon.

The thermal-transfer products unit will be led by Al Mejia, who joined the company earlier this month. The unit is comprised of the fluid power and distributed products sales organization. Mike Lilla will lead operations in Racine, Wisconsin. Sales will be led by Tim McDonald and engineering by Bryan Day.

For more information, visit www.apiheattransfer.com.

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