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Putzmeister America Names VP of Operations And Director of Development/Design

Putzmeister America Names VP of Operations And Director of Development/Design

STURTEVANT, Wis. ( Feb. 2 2004 ) – Effective Jan. 1, Stefan Fritz was appointed Putzmeister America 's vice president of operations. In his new role, Fritz assumes the overall responsibilities for purchasing, material control, manufacturing operations and facilities.

Since joining Putzmeister as the company's director of purchasing and materials in mid-2002, Fritz has significantly improved the company's materials operations within North America . He now will concentrate on enacting streamlining processes ranging from material planning to unit completion.

Fritz's role was expanded with additional production and facility responsibilities when Martin Mayer accepted a new position as director of development and design for Putzmeister AG in Germany . Mayer has been with Putzmeister America for 8 1/2 years; his latest position as vice president of engineering and manufacturing. He will return to Germany to lead the creation and development of new products for worldwide acceptance, assuming this role after World of Concrete 2004.

Putzmeister America is one of the world's leading heavy equipment manufacturers, specializing in concrete and material placing equipment. As market leaders in technology and innovation, Putzmeister offers a complete line of truck-mounted concrete boom pumps, separate placing booms, truck-mounted telescopic conveyors and trailer-mounted concrete pumps. In addition, the company provides a wide range of mortar, grout, shotcrete, plaster and fireproofing pumps and mixers, industrial pumps, as well as tunneling and mining equipment. The company originally achieved international ISO 9001 quality certification in 1998 and this summer successfully completed a transition audit to comply with the recently revised ISO standard.