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AFC-Holcroft names new Managing Director for European Operations

Mödling (ptp007/07.04.2020/08:00) AICHELIN-group company AFC-Holcroft, headquartered in Wixom, Michigan, USA, has named Marek Kedzierzynski their new Managing Director of European Operations. Kedzierzynski secedes the outgoing Managing Director for Europe, Marc Ruetsch, who plans to retire mid-year. Kedzierzynski will report to Tracy Dougherty, Vice President of Sales for AFC-Holcroft.

Along with a Master of Engineering degree (M.Eng) received from University of Zielona Gora in Poland, Kedzierzynski is currently pursuing a PhD from West Pomeranian University of Technology in Szczecin, Poland . Kedzierzynski has focused on engineering and heat treating exclusively throughout his career, beginning with his start as a design engineer while still in college, while working his way thru several technical roles with major furnace equipment suppliers, and eventually moving into Sales and related activities. Upward momentum and increasing responsibilities led to high level roles including Director of Furnace Sales and Commercial Director/Member of the Board, before joining AFC-Holcroft in 2019. In addition, Kedzierzynski owned and operated his own heat treat consulting business while pursuing his university studies. He is fluent in Polish, English and Russian languages.

Kedzierzynski, says, "It is an honor to take the reins of AFC-Holcroft's European operations from my distinguished colleague Mr. Marc Ruetsch. I am grateful to have this opportunity to join AFC-Holcroft in this role, and be able to use my education, technical know-how and sales experience on a daily basis." He added, "I am honored to be selected to be a part of the AFC-Holcroft team."

Along with the new title, the physical office of AFC-Holcroft Europe has moved from Switzerland to Poland.

About AFC-Holcroft
AFC-Holcroft, founded in 1916, is one of the leading manufacturers of industrial furnace systems used in the heat treatment of ferrous and non-ferrous metals. The company has approximately 120 employees globally and has been part of the AICHELIN Group since 2016. AFC-Holcroft produces high quality thermal processing equipment used in the production of metal components, and provides related aftermarket service. Customers include both captive and commercial heat treaters who supply components to various industries such as automotive, heavy truck, industrial bearings and gears, railroad, fasteners, mining, aluminum heat treatment, and others. The company is headquartered in Wixom, Michigan, USA and has its own subsidiaries in China and Poland as well as a global partner network in Australia, Brazil, India, Mexico and Spain.

About AICHELIN Group
As part of Berndorf AG, AICHELIN Group is a leading provider of heat treatment solutions, such as industrial furnaces, induction hardening plants, industrial gas burners systems, control and automation systems, industry-4.0 solutions as well as services. The AICHELIN headquarters are located in Mödling near Vienna. The company's roots date back to 1868. The long-established brand AICHELIN, as well as AFC-Holcroft, EMA Indutec, SAFED, BOSIO, and NOXMAT, make up the group and together employ more than 1,100 people. AICHELIN Group ranges among the world's top 3 heat treatment companies. AICHELIN's subsidiaries in Europe are located in Austria, France, Germany, Slovenia, and Switzerland; the worldwide presence of the company includes subsidiaries and branch offices in China, India, Russia, Poland and the US, as well as a sales network in 22 more countries.

Aussender: AICHELIN Holding GmbH
Ansprechpartner: Wolfgang Brosche
Tel.: +43 2236 23646-0