August 22, 2012

Fenner Drives announces new President John Krecek

Experienced Executive Well-Positioned to Drive Company Growth

MANHEIM, PA, August 22, 2012 – Fenner Drives, Inc. is pleased to announce John “Jack” Krecek joined the company as its new President effective July 30th and reports to F. Nicholas Grasberger III, Divisional Managing Director at Fenner PLC - Precision Polymer Division.

Jack brings with him a 28-year progression with Elkay Manufacturing Company (a privately held manufacturer of plumbing, water dispensing, and cabinetry products) and has broad experience in domestic and international sales, marketing and general management.  Jack most recently served as Vice President and General Manager, Commercial Channels for Elkay.

"Jack possesses the necessary skill set and experience to lead Fenner Drives to a higher level of profitable growth. His fit with our values and culture will ensure a smooth transition for both Jack and our employees," according to Grasberger.

Krecek stated, "I am most pleased to have been asked to join a company with such significant domestic and international growth potential, yet one that maintains strong traditional values and a spirited culture".

Jack graduated from Southern Illinois University with a BS in Marketing and an MBA.  He currently serves on the Dean's Advisory Board at the College of Business at SIU.  Jack also held numerous leadership positions at Plumbing Manufacturers International - a major trade association for the plumbing industry - where he served as the President in 2011. An active member of his community, Jack is relocating to South Central Pennsylvania.

About Fenner Drives

Fenner Drives, headquartered in Manheim, Pennsylvania, is a worldwide leader in the design and manufacture of added value, problem solving products for power transmission, motion transfer and conveying applications. With over 200 employees and ISO 9001 certified production facilities in Manheim, Pennsylvania and Wilmington, North Carolina, we have a wealth of manufacturing, technical and commercial expertise. Fenner Drives is a division of Fenner PLC. With over 4,500 employees worldwide, Fenner PLC is a leading global provider of local, engineered solutions for performance critical applications.

 

Contact Information

Robin Palmer
Marketing Manager
Fenner Drives, Inc.
(717)664-8233
robinpalmer@fennerdrives.com

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