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Putzmeister Brazil Ltda. Announces Managing Director and COO


Putzmeister Brazil Ltda. (PMB), a subsidiary of Putzmeister America. Inc., appoints Roberto Schaefer as Managing Director and COO.

Putzmeister Brazil Ltda. Announces Managing Director and COO

STURTEVANT, WI (November 1, 2010) – Putzmeister Brazil Ltda. (PMB), a subsidiary of Putzmeister America. Inc., appoints Roberto Schaefer as Managing Director and COO.

Schaefer will manage the local production of equipment and day-to-day operations at PMB’s new facility located in Atibaia, Brazil, just outside of São Paulo. He will report directly to Dave Adams, Putzmeister America’s president and CEO,

“Roberto’s experience in managing manufacturing companies and background in sales is a valuable asset as we develop our operations in Brazil,” comments Adams. “I have no doubt that he will work hard to ensure our customers know we are here to serve them for the long term.”

“I’m excited to be a part of the initial growth of Putzmeister in Brazil and look forward to strengthening the local customer base,” says Schaefer. “With construction in Brazil booming, especially the real estate market, Putzmeister arrived here at the right time.

“Since our equipment is manufactured with greater than 60 percent local materials, this also enables us to provide superior parts availability and allows our customers to get special lines of credit provided by the National Development Bank - BNDES.”

Prior to joining PMB, Schaefer was president and CEO of Cross Hueller, a manufacturer of machine centers and special cutting machines. He has also worked as managing director of the Brazilian division of Arburg, a manufacturer of injection molding machines; and sales and product manager for Schaefller Brazil, a ball and needle bearings and engine component manufacturer.

Schaefer can be reached at: +5511 4412-1155 or at: schaeferr@putzmeister.com.br.