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SM-Cyclo Canada promotes president

Oakville, ON -- Donald J. Brownrigg has been promoted to the position of chief executive officer and president for ...


Industry

January 5, 2007
By MRO Magazine
MRO Magazine

Industries

Oakville, ON — Donald J. Brownrigg has been promoted to the position of chief executive officer and president for SM-Cyclo of Canada Ltd. of Oakville, Ont., effective January 1, 2007. The company is a subsidiary of Sumitomo Heavy Industries of Toyko, Japan, and part of the international Sumitomo Drive Technologies group.

Mr. Brownrigg’s 35 years of power transmission industry experience include 15 years at SM-Cyclo in key sales, marketing and operations positions. He began his career at SM-Cyclo in 1991 as Canadian general sales manager when the company was a subsidiary of Sumitomo Machinery Corporation of America. In 1996, he advanced to international operations manager and served for five years at the SMA headquarters in Chesapeake, Virg.. His leadership was instrumental in the growth that made SM-Cyclo an independent company, and in 2001 he returned to the company’s Oakville, Ont., facility to accept the position of COO/president. As CEO/president, his strong leadership and vast experience will be important to the company’s future growth in the global power transmission market.

“We are pleased that we have an executive of Don’s calibre to take this important position and continue SM-Cyclo’s forward momentum,” said Nobuhiko Kawamura, general manager of the international sales and marketing division for Sumitomo Drive Technologies PTC Group. “Don has been in the power transmission industry for more than three decades. His combination of managerial skill and technical knowledge will be vital to SM-Cyclo’s continued success.”

For 35 years, SM-Cyclo of Canada Ltd. has offered a wide variety of products for OEM and industrial applications. The company has satellite locations in Vancouver and Montreal, and occupies more than 60,000 sq ft of offices and manufacturing facilities and has more than 40 employees.

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