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AFC-HOLCROFT NAMES NEW MANAGING DIRECTOR FOR EUROPEAN OPERATIONS - AFC-HOLCROFT EUROPEAN OPERATIONS MOVE TO POLAND

AFC-Holcroft, headquartered in Wixom, Michigan, USA, has named Marek Kedzierzynski their new Managing Director of European Operations. Kedzierzynski secedes the outgoing Managing Director for Europe, Marc Ruetsch, who plans to retire mid-year. Kedzierzynski will report to Tracy Dougherty, Vice President of Sales for AFC-Holcroft.

Along with a Master of Engineering degree (M.Eng) received from University of Zielona Gora in Poland, Kedzierzynski is currently pursuing a PhD from West Pomeranian University of Technology in Szczecin, Poland . Kedzierzynski has focused on engineering and heat treating exclusively throughout his career, beginning with his start as a design engineer while still in college, while working his way thru several technical roles with major furnace equipment suppliers, and eventually moving into Sales and related activities.

Upward momentum and increasing responsibilities led to high level roles including Director of Furnace Sales and Commercial Director/Member of the Board, before joining AFC-Holcroft in 2019. In addition, Kedzierzynski owned and operated his own heat treat consulting business while pursuing his university studies. He is fluent in Polish, English and Russian languages.

Kedzierzynski, says, “It is an honor to take the reins of AFC-Holcroft’s European operations from my distinguished colleague Mr. Marc Ruetsch. I am grateful to have this opportunity to join AFC-Holcroft in this role, and be able to use my education, technical know-how and sales experience on a daily basis.” He added, “I am honored to be selected to be a part of the AFC-Holcroft team.”

Along with the new title, the physical office of AFC-Holcroft Europe has moved from Switzerland to Poland. 


AFC-HOLCROFT EUROPEAN OPERATIONS MOVE TO POLAND

The move was necessitated by the pending retirement of Marc Ruetsch, the current Director of European Operations, who has announced he is stepping down in mid-2020.
The new Director of European Operations, Marek Kedzierzynski, will be based out of Poland, and all activity related to AFC-Holcroft’s business in Europe will continue seamlessly from this new location.

The new address and telephone numbers are as follows:
AFC-Holcroft, L.L.C., Plac Wolnosci 5 Mailbox 56, 66-200 Swiebodzin, POLAND
Telephone +48 68 41 61 776,  Email for AFC-Holcroft in Europe remains the same, Europe@afc-holcroft.com .

The new address in Poland is already in full operation, with any existing business activity actively being moved from Switzerland. The complete change-over to the new location in Poland, including all address and telephone, is expected to be finalized by May,1st 2020.

"We’re excited to have Marek as a key member of our team” said Tracy Dougherty, Vice President of Sales. “His industry experience and knowledge of equipment and metallurgy will provide our customers with the outstanding service and support they’ve come to expect from AFC-Holcroft. We look forward to Marek’s contributions as we continue to grow the European and Russian markets”
 

About AFC-Holcroft

AFC-Holcroft, founded in 1916, is one of the leading manufacturers of industrial furnace systems used in the heat treatment of ferrous and non-ferrous metals. The company has approximately 120 employees globally and has been part of the AICHELIN Group since 2016. AFC-Holcroft produces high quality thermal processing equipment used in the production of metal components, and provides related aftermarket service. Customers include