Gefran Inc. recently announced that John Rylands has been named Business Development Manager, Power Control Products for North America. John will be responsible for all strategic planning, marketing, and sales for Gefran’s Power Control Product division in North America.
Eric Kirleis, Gefran’s Managing Director, said, “We are very excited to have John join our North American team. John’s experience and leadership will provide Gefran the added focus to our power control product line, and expand our North American footprint. John’s background of over 25 years as Sr. Level Executive in the power control, temperature control and the industrial heating market will help bring our business in North America to the next level. Gefran is poised to become the leader for power control and temperature control in North America. He is committed to adding the North American Market as a vital entity matching Gefran’s European and Asian success.
John stated, “With Gefran’s dedication to growing our sales in North America, I expect to see rapid growth and market acceptance for all of our power control and temperature control products. My goal is to provide as much visibility to Gefran as possible in order to bring the same high quality product line to North America, which already prevails in Europe and Asia.”
Prior to joining Gefran, Mr. Rylands has held senior level positions with Ajax/Tocco Magnethermic, Ametek HDR Power Systems, Lepel-Inductoheat Corporation, Shimpo Instruments and Pillar Induction. His responsibilities included sales management, leadership, business development and consulting. As Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Pacific Thermal Sales, Mr. Rylands was able to grow the company revenue to over $9Million in sales. Mr. Rylands is currently enrolled in Colorado State University for a Bachelors of Business Management.