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Almont, MI, United States, 2014/03/04 - President of Interpower Induction speaking at Tube & Pipe Conference, March 4, 2014 and Interpower Induction hires new General Manager, Ed Potoczak - Interpower Induction.com.
Gary Gariglio, president of Interpower Induction, is presenting a case study at the 7th annual American Metal Markets, Tube & Pipe Conference on March 4, 2014 in Houston, Texas. The presentation is on the success of the Interpower Induction hybrid technology design for heating and processing tubular goods. Using a combination of heat induction heating (electricity) for pre-heating and furnaces (gas or electric) to complete the heating process, customers are able to increase production and reduce energy costs, all with a smaller system footprint. Interpower Induction systems are used in new plants and are retrofitted to existing equipment.
Interpower Induction systems have significant application in the Oil Country Tubular Goods (OCTG) industry because the hybrid heating process enables different sizes and thicknesses of pipe to be matched with the appropriate quench and temper treatment without stopping production for changes. Interpower Induction applications for OCTG include heat treatment of casing and tubing, line pipe coating, pipe upset, pipe handling and advanced controls.
Interpower Induction, is pleased to announce the appointment of Edward A. Potoczak as the new General Manager of the U.S. business. Ed brings a depth of leadership and engineering expertise to Interpower from roles in consulting, technology, automotive and with suppliers. Gary Gariglio, will remain president and CEO.
Most recently, Ed was a Senior Consulting Manager in Plante & Moran’s Manufacturing and Distribution practice with a focus on product costing, forecasting, product design and development. Previously, Ed was Project Manager at Plex Systems on domestic and global programs responsible for software initiatives in Sales/CRM, program and engineering change management.
Other experience includes leading multi-disciplinary process improvement teams at Magneti Marelli Powertrain USA, developing and commercializing market strategies for high-strength steel fasteners at KAMAX North America, increasing sales at Diamond Electric Manufacturing Corp, increased sales at C.K. International & Associates, providing technical communications at TRW and developing customized software at Practical Business Computers. Ed started his career at Chrysler as a member of the Engineering Institute.
Ed is a graduate of University of Detroit-Mercy School with a B.S. in Electrical Engineering and UM Dearborn with a M.S. in Electrical Engineering. He has certificates in Value Analysis/Value Engineering, Product and Process Innovation, Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) and Communications.
Ed works with charities serving disadvantaged groups in metro Detroit. He lives in Rochester Hills with his wife, Leah, and enjoys family time with four children and five grandchildren.
Interpower Induction is a manufacturer of induction heating machines, quench and temper lines, power supplies and material handling systems for processing ferrous and non-ferrous metals. Started in 1995, Interpower Induction has four facilities in the U.S. and England with 183,0002 ft of manufacturing space.