Rotarex Appoints New General Manager for North America

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Mr. Robert Griffin succeeds Ms. Isabelle Schmitz as General Manager of Rotarex North America. Ms. Schmitz becomes President of Rotarex Solutions.

"Rob will be leading the expansion of our business in North America and Mexico." - Philippe Schmitz, Deputy CEO Rotarex – Rotarex SA, the gas control industry’s innovation leader, today announced the appointment of Robert Griffin as the General Manager of Rotarex North America. Mr. Griffin replaces Ms. Schmitz who will focus on her responsibilities as President of the newly-created Rotarex Solutions Division, as well as serving on the Corporate Board of Directors.

Mr. Griffin joins Rotarex from Isolatek International, a global leader in fire-proof insulation, where he was the Director of Operations. At Isolatek, he was responsible for all of the company’s manufacturing and distribution facilities globally. His success in team building, project management, and business strategy brings outstanding leadership to Rotarex. Prior to joining Isolatek, Mr. Griffin spent 13 years with Linde (formerly BOC Gases), in roles of increasing responsibility in plant management, sales, engineering, and product management.

Mr. Philippe Schmitz, the Deputy CEO for Rotarex Group commented on Mr. Griffin’s appointment: “Rob brings strong strategic and operational experience in the gas sector, which will be important to leading the expansion of our business in North America and Mexico. He already has some great ideas how to further improve our excellent customer service and better meet the needs of our customers. We look forward to implementing these plans in the upcoming months – with the focus on becoming the preferred gas equipment supplier to North America’s leading gas companies and installers.”

Mr. Griffin is a 1996 graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point and served 6 years in the U.S. Army as a Field Artillery Officer. He holds a BS in Systems Engineering from the Academy, as well as an MBA and MS in Finance from Indiana University.

About Rotarex 

Rotarex designs and manufactures a world-leading range of quality gas control equipment that delivers peak performance, giving OEMs, installers and end-users of gas equipment confidence that their projects will achieve better success. Developing industry-leading innovation expertise during its 90-year history, the company counts over 100 patents in its portfolio. Today, Rotarex is world leader in many of its product segments, and offers one of the widest ranges of components for all major gas applications.

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