Philadelphia Gear Opens Dubai Sales Office, Names New Manager

January 30, 2006—Philadelphia Gear Corp. opened a new sales office in Dubai, United Arab Emirates in November. James Aston was appointed as Middle East regional sales manager.

According to the company’s press release, Aston will be responsible for setting up the Middle East office and handling sales and service related to gear products and services within the oil and gas, petrochemical and power generation industries throughout the region. At the outset, Aston will focus on marketing the Philadelphia Gear, Western, WesTech and Delaval brands and coordinate with Middle East distributors.

Aston was engineering sales manager for Sabroe Industries in Denmark, covering 19 Middle East countries. Prior to that, he was national sales manager for Kooltech in the U.K.

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Philadelphia Gear (A Timken Brand)
Philadelphia Gear was founded over a century ago to provide state-of-the-art gearing for the emerging industries of Pennsylvania. From those modest beginnings in 1892, Philadelphia Gear has earned a globally recognized reputation for expertise in power transmission solutions for the world's Energy, Infrastructure and Defense industries. Our world-class engineering and technical staff provides our extensive customer base across the globe with a full-range of solutions including: Onsite Technical Services - OTS℠; inspect, repair and upgrade capabilities, renewal parts and new enclosed drives. ...Read more Or visit