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German adhesives firm names president for North American unit

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Windach, Germany – DELO Industrial Adhesives, a producer of industrial bonding technology, has named Torsten Uske president of its North American subsidiary, DELO Industrial Adhesives LLC, Sudbury, MA. His appointment was effective April 1.

Uske, 38, joined DELO in Germany in 1999 as an application engineer after he completed technical university studies. He later served as a regional sales manager for the company, handling a variety of industries and technologies in international sales before becoming chief representative at DELO’s office in Shanghai in 2004. Seven years later, he joined the North American subsidiary as sales manager, based in Santa Clara, CA.

“In creating DELO LLC five years ago, the company identified that building our business in the North American market is a strategic imperative for the future development of DELO as a whole,” says Uske. “That’s a challenge to which I look forward.”

DELO is a manufacturer of industrial adhesives with headquarters in Windach, near Munich, Germany. In business for over 50 years, the company has developed tailor-made special adhesives and application technologies for industries from electronics and photovoltaics to chip cards, automotive supply, glass and plastics.

Owner-operated with over 300 employees, DELO had sales revenue exceeding US$58 million in fiscal 2012. About 15% of revenues go to research and development, much higher than the industry average. Innovative products developed within the past three years account for 30% of current sales revenue.

Customers include Bosch, Daimler, Festo, Infineon, Knowles and Siemens.

DELO has overseas subsidiaries as well as a network of worldwide distributors and sales partners. The company’s US subsidiary, DELO Industrial Adhesives LLC, was founded in 2008 and is based in Sudbury, MA, near Boston. DELO considers its entrepreneurial investment in North America as an essential strategic keystone for the future development of DELO as a whole.

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