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Eriez Appoints Cooke Managing Director of Eriez-Australia

December 13, 2018
James Cooke, managing director, Eriez-Australia
James Cooke, managing director, Eriez-Australia

Eriez has appointed James Cooke to the position of managing director of Eriez-Australia, according to an announcement by Eriez senior director of Asia Pacific operations and strategy, Jaisen Kohmuench.

Before this promotion, Cooke served as Eriez-Australia factory manager since 2005. He started his career as an apprentice for the Australian Defence Industries (ADI). Then, in 1994, he began his employment with Eriez-Australia and has served in various roles within the company over the decades. “James’ promotion to managing director is a validation of his work ethic and business acumen,” said Kohmuench. “It is also a testament to Eriez’ belief to promote from within, when possible.”

Cooke has focused on continuing education throughout his tenure with Eriez. He earned a certificate IV of management in 2011 and then a diploma and advanced diploma of management in 2012. Cooke is currently working toward a bachelor’s degree in applied management.

“I have been constantly impressed with James’ innate ability to understand our business and what is necessary for Eriez-Australia to grow and be profitable,” said Kohmuench. “His management capabilities are exceptional and will assure Eriez-Australia’s continued success.”

Eriez’ magnetic lift and separation, metal detection, fluid recycling, flotation, materials feeding, screening, conveying, and controlling equipment have application in the process, metalworking, packaging, plastics, rubber, recycling, food, mining, aggregate, and textile industries. Eriez manufactures and markets these products through 12 international subsidiaries located on six continents. For more information, call 814-835-6000 or visit www.eriez.com.

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