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February 20, 2024

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Eriez names new director of EMEA
Klinge was global product manager for Metal Detection in his previous role.Image courtesy of Eriez

John Klinge has been promoted to director – EMEA Operations & Strategy at Eriez, effective February 1, 2024. In this new role, Klinge will spearhead the company's strategic management initiatives in the Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) region. 

Klinge will manage and collaborate extensively with Eriez' EMEA leadership teams to drive profitable growth and implement enhancements in products, systems, and capacity. His overarching goal is to further elevate Eriez’ presence in the diverse EMEA markets, solidifying the company's position as an industry leader in the region.  

"John's exceptional management acumen, deep industry expertise, and strategic sales skills uniquely prepare him for this leadership role. Under his guidance, Eriez will accelerate its commitment to providing innovative solutions that exceed customer expectations in the EMEA region," said Eric Nelson, vice president of Global Operations at Eriez.

After serving as a captain in the US Army, Klinge earned bachelor’s degrees in political science, business, and military science from the University of Pittsburgh and a master’s degree in business administration from Pennsylvania State University at Erie. He joined Eriez in 2008, earning numerous promotions during his tenure. Klinge’s previous experience with the company includes roles in regional market and product management, aftermarket department leadership and, most recently, as global product manager for Metal Detection. 

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