Blairsville, PA, March 12, 2019– Penn Machine, a manufacturer of wheels, axles, gears, pinions and related equipment for transit, railroad, mining, oil & gas and industrial applications, has appointed Stephen Hamilton as National Sales Manager for Canada. In that capacity, he is responsible for marketing all of Penn Machine’s product lines to customers in the rail, transit, mining and industrial sectors. Previously, Penn Machine served customers in Canada through an agent network. Mr. Hamilton is based in North Bay, Ontario. Prior to joining Penn Machine, he worked for Ontario Northland Railway as a sales and business development manager. Mr. Hamilton holds a CSP designation from the Canadian Professional Sales Association and earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration.
“Stephen’s proven ability to sell into the Canadian rail market puts us in a strong position to strengthen established relationships and generate new opportunities.” says John Santarlas, president of Penn Machine.
Penn Machine Co. manufactures wheels, wheelsets, axles, gears and gearboxes for OEM and aftermarket applications in the transit, railroad, oil & gas, industrial and mining sectors. The company also services and rebuilds transit gearboxes and wheelsets. Founded in 1920 as a supplier of replacement parts for coal mining equipment, the company is headquartered in Johnstown, PA, and has operations in Johnstown and Blairsville, PA. Penn Machine is part of Marmon Holdings a global organization of manufacturers owned by Berkshire Hathaway Corp. The company was recently voted a top 10 rail parts supplier by users of the Commtrex Services Directory.