Names to Know: Eriez

Aug. 15, 2019
Eriez, an Erie, Pa., manufacturer of a variety of separation and materials-handling technologies, promoted three men to new positions in its corporate leadership team.

John Blicha has moved up to senior director of global marketing and communications, from his previous role as director of global marketing and communications. His role includes overseeing corporate advertising and public relations, the company’s websites and trade-show participation. He has been with Eriez since 2012.

Greg Nowak has been promoted from technical director of research and development to senior technical director. Nowak’s duties include strategic leadership for Eriez-USA’s engineering team, directing global research and development, and serving in a key role on the corporate management team. Nowak joined Eriez in 1989.

Chris Knoll’s promotion moves him from product engineering manager to director of global R&D. He will be responsible for the company’s corporate product research and development activities. He first joined Eriez in 2011.