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Graco Announces Management Appointments

Graco Inc. recently announced it is expanding its management team to capture new process business opportunities, and increase international sales in the emerging economies of South and Central America.

Mark Eberlein, currently Business Development director for the Industrial Products Division (IPD), will become the new vice president and general manager for the Process Division. In addition, Bernard Moreau, who currently serves as the director of Sales and Marketing for Graco’s IPD and Applied Fluid Technologies Division (AFTD) in Europe, will relocate to South America to become the company’s first vice president and general manager for South and Central America.

The company also announced that Simon J.W. Paulis, vice president and general manager for the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region, retired at the end of 2012 after 14 years of leadership at Graco. Jeffrey P. Johnson, previously vice president and general manager for the Asia-Pacific region, replaces Paulis in the EMEA region. Johnson will relocate from Shanghai to Graco’s European headquarters in Belgium.

Peter O’Shea, the current director of Sales and Marketing for Graco’s IPD business in Asia-Pacific, will become vice president and General Manager, Asia-Pacific, replacing Johnson.

In addition, David M. Lowe was promoted to executive vice president of the Industrial Products Division when the acquisition of the Gema Powder Finishing business was completed.

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