Baldwin promotes vice presidents

Baldwin Filters has promoted Rich Palmer to vice president, worldwide original equipment sales. He succeeds Gary Grabau, who has assumed the position of vice president, strategic OE initiatives with Baldwin.

Palmer will be responsible for Baldwin’s global original equipment sales.

Palmer started his career with Baldwin in 1987 as an intern in the purchasing department. Since that time, he has served in many positions, including supply quality engineer, application analyst, customer service supervisor, district sales manager – aftermarket and OE sales account manager. Palmer most recently served as Baldwin’s director of OE sales.

Grabau will be responsible for the development and execution of strategic original equipment programs and partnerships, as well as positioning technology on new equipment platforms.

Grabau joined Baldwin in April 1991 as manager of product development after spending 19 years in the industry. He continued at Baldwin serving as director of product management, director of international sales and vice president of international sales. He was promoted to vice president, worldwide original equipment sales in 1995.

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