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Leeson to handle GE commercial motor line in Canada

Mississauga, ON -- As a result of Regal-Beloit Corporation's recent acquisition of the GE Commercial AC Motor busin...


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May 23, 2005
By MRO Magazine
MRO Magazine

Mississauga, ON — As a result of Regal-Beloit Corporation’s recent acquisition of the GE Commercial AC Motor business and the GE Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) Motor business, which are now being marketed under the name GE Commercial Motors by Regal-Beloit, Leeson Canada will be assuming responsibility for the sales coverage and inventory of these products in Canada as of May 28, 2005.

Leeson Canada of Mississauga, Ont., is a distributor of electro-mechanical products and has branches and warehouses coast-to-coast. Leeson Canada is a division of Regal-Beloit of Beloit, Wisc.

For more information, visit leeson.ca or call 905-670-4770.

In related news, Regal-Beloit recently appointed two new group presidents. Mark J. Gliebe was named president of the Electric Motors Group and David L. Eisenreich was named president of Mechanical Components and Power Generation.

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These new appointments follow the company’s largest acquisition in its history, the December 31, 2004 purchase of General Electric Company’s Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) and Refrigeration Motors and Capacitors, which has doubled the size of the company’s operations and is expected to add approximately $500 million in sales in 2005.

Gliebe is now responsible for all aspects of Regal-Beloit’s global motor business, including the company’s global motor operations, sales/marketing, materials and engineering. He brings over 22 years of experience with GE, where he held a variety of executive management positions, including his most recent position of general manager of GE Motors and Controls.

As president of Mechanical Components and Power Generation, Eisenreich will be responsible for the Mechanical Group, the company’s Electric Power Generation divisions, Capacitor operations, and the Marathon Special Products Division. Eisenreich joined Regal-Beloit in 1997 with the acquisition of Marathon Electric after 17 years with Marathon, and most recently served as president of Regal-Beloit’s Motor Technologies Group.

For information about the company, visit www.regal-beloit.com.