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Gary Shankweiler Named Vice President and General Manager of Hydro Air Hughes and Hydro Air Dees


CLEVELAND, OH (February 3, 2011) –Applied Fluid Power Holdings, LLC, the largest fluid power distribution company in North America, today announced that Gary Shankweiler has been promoted to the position of Vice President and General Manager for its Hydro Air Hughes and Hydro Air Dees facilities. The two companies have locations in North Haven, CT; Cranston, RI; Clarence, NY; Raymond, ME; Harleysville, PA; Joppa, MD; and Richmond, VA.

Mr. Shankweiler has nearly 30 years of experience working with customers and suppliers in the fluid power industry, including 25 years in various engineering and sales management positions with fluid power manufacturer Rexroth. He most recently served as Business Development Manager for Hydro Air Dees. In his new role, Mr. Shankweiler will be the senior executive responsible for the performance of both Hydro Air Hughes and Hydro Air Dees.

“Gary’s thorough understanding of the fluid power industry combined with his management experience brings the right level expertise to this position,” said Warren E. (Bud) Hoffner, Vice President, General Manager, who oversees the Applied fluid power businesses. “Gary’s strong direction will ensure that both companies continue to deliver the value our customers have come to expect.”

Mr. Shankweiler holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering Technology from the Rochester Institute of Technology and an MBA from DeSales University. He and his wife, Sharon, reside in Pennsylvania’s Lehigh Valley.

Applied Fluid Power Holdings, LLC, through its network of 19 fluid power subsidiaries across 67 locations, is the largest distributor of fluid power products in North America. Applied Fluid Power Holdings, LLC provides hydraulic, pneumatic and industrial automation products, as well as system design, engineering, repair services and more to MRO and OEM customers throughout the U.S., Canada and Mexico. Applied Fluid Power Holdings is a division of Applied Industrial Technologies, one of North America’s largest industrial distributors.


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