I’m pleased to report that it has been another robust year for Meister here in the states. By year-end our sales are anticipated to have increased 18% over 2013. That reflects yet another year of steadily increasing sales against some still difficult economic conditions. What’s more, we will have accomplished this success with our existing employee base and a number of continuing process improvements.
This year’s IMTS show was very well attended compared with past years and we were very pleased at the interest shown in the broad Meister line. Particularly gratifying was the number of new proposals being generated as a result of contacts made at the show.
Next year we look for continued growth. Early in 2015 the addition of new equipment will allow us to not only expand our capacity but also increase our range of US made products, in particular larger CBN and Diamond wheels.
Markus Buerki, Sales Manager, Meister Asia Pacific
While serving as Project Manager for Meister Abrasives USA, Markus was recently tapped by Meister Switzerland for the very important position of Sales Manager for Meister Asia-Pacific. Though Markus’ contributions here in the US will surely be missed, we support this exciting new opportunity for him and also for what he will bring to the Asian marketplace.
Pat Roberts, Sales/Applications Engineer, Meister Abrasives USA
Pat joined us in 2011 with an Industrial Engineering degree from the University of Rhode Island. After four years as a Product Engineer, He was promoted to the position of Sales/Applications Engineer with responsibility for the Northeast Territory, OEM projects, and trade show coordination.
Jordan Griffeth, Product Engineer, Meister Abrasives USA
Jordan joined us in November, having earned a Mechanical Engineering Degree from the University of Rhode Island. Jordan’s responsibilities include product design, quotations, drawings, and customer service.
To our many customers and friends, thanks for making 2014 one of our best years ever. Here’s wishing continued success to all in 2015!
Vice President & General Manager
Meister Abrasives, USA