KENNER, La. — Laundry equipment manufacturer Pellerin Milnor Corp. has hired Mauricio Lima as its newest regional sales manager, the company reports. Lima joins the Milnor team with over 17 years of laundry industry experience, bringing his “widespread knowledge of international sales and global markets” to the company.
Prior to joining Milnor, Lima spent three years as American Dryer Corp.’s international sales manager and 10 years as its director of international sales. He also previously served as Whirlpool Corp.’s sales manager for Asia/Oceania and Latin America.
Lima’s responsibilities with Milnor including overseeing all sales aspects in Latin America, as well as small machinery and vended machinery in Asia. He’ll seek to expand and strengthen the Milnor brand while bringing growth and market-share expansion to his geographical regions.
In other personnel news, earlier this year, Milnor promoted long-term employees Ken Gaulter and Gary Lazarre to vice presidents.
Gaulter assumed the role of vice president, Product Development, and Lazarre became vice president, Product Support. Both men began their careers with Milnor as electrical engineers in 1982.
“These two Milnor champions make great things happen every day,” company President and CEO James W. Pellerin said at the company’s annual dealer banquet. “I am pleased and honored to announce their enhancements to Milnor’s leadership.”
Additionally, Russ Poy, former vice president for Product Development, assumed the position of senior vice president, Product Development and Support.