Gleason Corporation today announced changes to their European Sales organization. Ralf Nierlein has been appointed vice president, sales - Europe, with responsibility for sales activities for all Gleason products in Germany, Austria and the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS). Nierlein has been with the company for nearly 20 years in a variety of leadership positions in the European market.
Michael Vranic has been appointed vice president, sales – Europe, with responsibility for sales activities for all Gleason products in the remaining European markets, including France, Italy, Spain, Sweden, the United Kingdom and other countries. Vranic has been with the company for 15 years in various positions at Gleason-Pfauter in Ludwigsburg, Germany, most recently as Sales Director.
Udo Stolz, Gleason vice president worldwide sales and marketing, said "Mr. Nierlein and Mr. Vranic are seasoned professionals who will be significant contributors to achieving our mission as The Total Gear Solutions Provider. Their number one priority will be ever-higher customer satisfaction, which will drive growth for our company in this important region."