Eriez Promotes John Klinge to Director-EMEA Operations & Strategy

Eriez Vice President of Global Operations, announces the promotion of John Klinge to Director – EMEA Operations & Strategy, effective February 1, 2024. In this pivotal role, Klinge will spearhead the company’s strategic management initiatives in the Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) region.

Klinge will manage and collaborate extensively with Eriez’ EMEA leadership teams to drive profitable growth and implement enhancements in products, systems, and capacity. His overarching goal is to further elevate Eriez’ presence in the diverse EMEA markets, solidifying the company’s position as an industry leader in the region.

Nelson expresses his confidence in Klinge’s capabilities, stating, “John’s exceptional management acumen, deep industry expertise, and strategic sales skills uniquely prepare him for this leadership role. Under his guidance, Eriez will accelerate its commitment to providing innovative solutions that exceed customer expectations in the EMEA region.”

After serving as a Captain in the U.S. Army, Klinge earned bachelor’s degrees in political science, business, and military science from the University of Pittsburgh and a master’s degree in business administration from Pennsylvania State University at Erie. He joined Eriez in 2008, earning numerous promotions during his tenure. Klinge’s previous experience with the company includes roles in regional market and product management, aftermarket department leadership and, most recently, he served as Global Product Manager for Metal Detection.

Established in 1942, Eriez is a global leader in separation technologies. Our commitment to innovation has positioned us as a driving market force in several key technology areas, including magnetic separation, flotation, metal detection, and material handling equipment. The company’s 900+ employees are dedicated to providing trusted technical solutions to the mining, food, recycling, packaging, aggregate, and other processing industries. Headquartered in Erie, Pennsylvania, USA, Eriez designs, manufactures, and markets on six continents through 12 wholly owned international subsidiaries and an extensive sales representative network. For more information, visit eriez.com.

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