Posted December 10, 2018

PFERD names successor to Huegin

Mariano Presas is currently president of PFERD Latin America.

PFERD INC. announced the appointment of Mariano Presas as president - Americas effective Aug. 31, 2019.

Presas will succeed Gene Huegin who will retire at that time.

In a newly expanded role, Presas will be responsible for PFERD operations specifically including PFERD Canada, PFERD INC. in the U.S. and PFERD Latin America. He will report to the chief sales officer, at August Rüggeberg GmbH, PFERD headquarters in Germany. This new structure will allow a cohesive management of the Americas, according to a company statement.

Currently Presas is president of PFERD Latin America. Prior to joining PFERD, he was managing director-Latin America for Dayton Superior, a provider of concrete accessories, chemicals, forming and paving products for the non-residential construction industry. Before that he was sales and technical services director-Mexico for HILTI.

Starting in early 2019 and throughout the year, Presas will gradually assume more responsibility and spend more time in the U.S. culminating with Huegin’s retirement.

“I look forward to the challenges of this new role," Presas said. "PFERD is a recognized leader in the metalworking field and its products are well respected. I plan to carry on that tradition and improve upon, where I can, the company’s position throughout the U.S., Canada and Latin America.”

Huegin added, “I’ve enjoyed my 20 years with PFERD and am committed to completing my tenure as president with the same commitment and enthusiasm I’ve had since my first day. I am absolutely confident that Mariano will help lead our organization to even greater success in the years to come.”

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