YOUNGSVILLE, N.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 26, 2018--
Mark Staton, the President and CEO of Xerium Technologies, Inc. (NYSE:
XRM) (“Xerium” or the “Company”), a leading global provider of
industrial consumable products and services, announced today the hiring
of Mr. Harald Weimer as Xerium’s President of Europe. Mr. Weimer will be
based out of the Company’s Reutlingen, Germany facility and will be
responsible for guiding the European operations to sustainable growth
following the completion of the Company’s primary repositioning projects.
Mr. Staton said, “We are very excited to have Harald join Xerium to lead
our European organization. Harald is a seasoned leader and has
demonstrated the ability to unlock growth and develop new markets and
products within the confines of a streamlined platform. With Harald’s
addition, Dave Pretty will transition his European responsibilities
while maintaining his role as President of North America. This
transition gives us single-point regional leadership across the globe
and permits Harald and Dave to focus 100% of their efforts on further
improvements in their important regions.”
Mr. Weimer said, “I am honored to accept this opportunity to lead Xerium
in Europe and the broader EMEA region. I look forward to working with
the global leadership team and my European colleagues to continue
delivering high quality products and services that exceed customer
expectations. It is my goal to ensure we leverage our industry-leading
know-how into disciplined revenue growth through our existing customers
and through new opportunities.”
Harald Weimer Background Highlights
25 years of sales, technical, operational, managerial and executive
Seasoned international leader with experience residing and operating
in Europe, Mexico and USA.
Many years of full P&L responsibility with functional leadership
experiences including manufacturing, project management, business
development, sales and marketing.
19 years of progressive leadership responsibilities with Heidelberger
Most recently held the position of Executive Board Member, Sales and
Services, Heidelberger Druckmaschinen.
Prior to Heidelberger Druckmaschinen, held leadership positions at
Degree in Industrial Engineering from the University of Applied
Sciences for Technology, Esslingen. Focus on Production & Automation
Technology and Technical Sales & Sales Communication.
ABOUT XERIUM TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
Xerium Technologies, Inc. (NYSE:XRM) is a leading, global provider of
industrial consumable products and services. Its products and services
are consumed during machine operation by its customers. Xerium operates
around the world under a variety of brand names, and utilizes a broad
portfolio of patented and proprietary technologies to provide customers
with tailored solutions and products integral to production, all
designed to optimize performance and reduce operational costs. With 28
manufacturing facilities in 13 countries around the world, Xerium has
approximately 2,850 employees.
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from the results expressed or implied in such statements. Differences
may result from actions taken by us, as well as from risks and
uncertainties beyond our control. These risks and uncertainties include,
without limitation, our ability to achieve revenue growth in Europe and
elsewhere, economic conditions in the regions we operate, and the other
factors discussed in our Form 10-K for the year ended December 31,
2016 filed on March 1, 2017 and our other SEC filings. If any of these
risks or uncertainties materialize, or if our underlying assumptions
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information, future events, or otherwise. Copies of our SEC filings are
available from the SEC and in the investor relations section of our
website at www.xerium.com.
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