Eriez Names VP-International Operations and Business Development

Eriez has appointed Eric Nelson as vice president-international operations and business development.

Nelson previously worked for Eriez, serving the company as interim managing director of Eriez-China until 2018.

Eriez vice president-international Jaisen Kohmuench said Nelson will collaborate in developing global business strategies and assist regional Eriez sales directors in uncovering and cultivating business advancement opportunities across Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA), and Asia-Pacific (APAC) regions. He will be primarily responsible for coaching and advising local teams, with the overall goal of continuing Eriez’ strategic growth plans.

“Eric brings a wealth of international management experience,” said Kohmuench. “His accomplishments include spearheading numerous organizational turnarounds, developing international management teams, and optimizing the performance of many businesses within China and the Southeast Asia region.”

Nelson earned a bachelor’s degree in Chinese language and literature, and a Master of Business Administration in global management.

Established in 1942, Eriez is a global leader in several key technology areas, including magnetic separation, flotation, metal detection, and material handling equipment. Headquartered in Erie, PA, Eriez designs, manufactures, and markets on six continents through 12 wholly owned international subsidiaries and an extensive sales representative network. For more information, visit

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