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HPS enhances U.S. Distribution Services, names Mike Van Gheem National Distribution Manager
Mike Van Gheem, U.S. National Distribution Manager of Hammond Power Solutions.
Mike Van Gheem, U.S. National Distribution Manager of Hammond Power Solutions.

Hammond Power Solutions (HPS), a manufacturer of dry-type electrical transformers in North America, is expanding its efforts to develop new business in the U.S. distributor market by naming Mike Van Gheem, U.S. National Distribution Manager. Mr. Van Gheem has more than 15 years of experience in engineering and sales industry, including 10 years of experience with HPS.

Mr. Van Gheem's primary focuses will be to build on HPS' number one position in the dry-type electrical transformer industry by developing new markets, coordinating the sales force within the U.S. and leading product development projects for customers.

"Mike has an extensive history with HPS. His prior experience and understanding of HPS' advanced technological capabilities, markets and distribution network, as well as the needs of our customers, makes him ideal for this position," said Ken Hermann, Marketing Manager of Hammond Power Solutions. "Under his direction, we will be able to develop an even stronger presence in the U.S. distributor market."

HPS' extensive engineering resources has enabled it to develop more than one million transformer designs for products that are well-suited for commercial, industrial, manufacturing or production process applications, regardless of the environmental conditions. Theses products enhance the offerings to prominent markets in the U.S. including oil and gas, mining, steel, waste and water treatment, industrial and utilities. HPS manufactures a wide range of energy efficient transformers suitable for LEED building applications that provide energy savings, increased performance and longer operating life expectancy.

"HPS' implementation of flexible manufacturing processes for its standard, special, or custom products enables us to quickly respond to customers' needs. We have the ability to design transformer products for demanding applications that require specific size and power performance characteristics, which is unique to the industry," said Mike Van Gheem.

"Our advanced products, combined with our unmatched engineering and customer service resources, will allow HPS to continue to grow in our existing markets as well as new markets such as wind and solar power."

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