Fluid and material conveyance solutions distributor ERIKS North America announced Feb. 6 that it has appointed Michael Pastore as its new Chief Operating Officer.
In his role as COO, Pastore is expected to lead all manufacturing, quality, supply chain, EHS and customer service activities the company said. He will also be responsible for “setting broad operational goals for the organization, implementing best practices, optimizing inventory management and improving productivity,” ERIKS North America said.
“We are thrilled to have Michael join our team as COO,” said Jeff Crane, CEO of ERIKS North America. “His track record of success driving operational excellence makes him a valuable asset to our organization. We look forward to the positive impact he will have on our company.”
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Pastore has more than 2o years of industrial distribution experience and has held several executive leadership positions during his career. He most recently worked as Vice President of Operations at Kaman Distribution Group.
“I am excited to join ERIKS North America and to be a part of an organization that is committed to continuous improvement and outstanding customer service,” Pastore said. “I look forward to working with the team to solidify the company’s position as the preferred provider of fluid and material conveyance solutions.”
ERIKS North America ranked No. 4 on MDM’s 2022 Top Distributors list for hose and hose accessories. Last month, ERIKS North America announced its acquisition of DeeTag Ltd., a manufacturer and distributor of hydraulic and industrial hose assemblies.