May 24, 2011 (Atlanta, GA) … Amtech Drives announces the appointment of Charles F. Geraldi as the North American division's new president. Mr. Geraldi is a 27-year veteran of the high tech automation industry and holds a BEEE from Stevens Institute of Technology along with a MBA from Iona College.
Geraldi's executive management experience includes a variety of blue chip technology companies in marketing and product development positions. He is also an adjunct professor for his alma mater where he teaches engineering students Mechatronics as well as advanced motion control methods.
Geraldi has served on the board of directors of Motion Science, Inc. and is also an active member of the IEEE, having served on the committees for Industrial Drives as well as Robotics and Factory Automation and was past President of the American Institute of Motion Engineers (AIME).
“We are delighted to have Charles running our North American operations,” stated former company president and now CEO Dan Patel. “Charles brings a depth of experience to our company that covers virtually every level of operation within our current and potential customer base,” added Patel. “Not only is his industry vision and management expertise of the highest order, his marketing savvy is such that he will be tremendous asset to Amtech as it expands its impact in the western hemisphere Drive Market.”
About Amtech Drives, Inc.
Amtech Drives, Inc. is a worldwide leader in power and torque modulation, automation, power quality and industrial electronics products. The research and development program in AC Variable Frequency Drives (VFD) and Soft Starter equipment has positioned Amtech as a solutions leader to the energy, oil & gas, steel, pulp & paper, chemical, assembly, hvac, packaging, pharmaceutical, refrigeration, aggregate, and food & beverage industries. A strategy of drive system precision and energy efficiency constantly enhances customer return on investment, making Amtech equipment a high value addition to any operation.
Ecologically responsible production methods like the use of dioxin free plastics satisfies the industry-wide desire for envrionmentally clean applications. The Amtech Group launched their U.S. operation in 2001 and maintains their North American headquarters for sales, service and training outside of Atlanta, Georgia.
Dan Patel, CEO
Amtech Drives, Inc.
3852 Oakcliff Industrial Court,
Doraville, GA 30340