Kaydon Bearings and Cooper Bearings Realign Global Sales Team

The Kaydon Bearings Division and Cooper Bearings units of Kaydon Corp., Muskegon, Mich., have realigned their global sales team with the appointment of three regional sales leaders: Michael Chue, vice president of Asia Pacific; Tom Black, director of sales for Europe and the Middle East; and Roger Brown, director of sales for International Distant Markets.

Chue has 29 years of industrial sales experience with Ingersoll Rand, Emerson Motor Company, Magnequench/Energy Conversion Systems, and Schunk General Carbon Co., Ltd. He holds a B.S. degree in mechanical engineering from the National University of Singapore. Kaydon and Cooper sales managers in China, Taiwan, and South Korea report to Chue, who is based in Suzhou, China.

Black has spent 25 years with Kaydon Bearings and Cooper Bearings in positions in sales and sales engineering. He compiled considerable design engineering experience with Leyland Vehicles Ltd. and Parsons Peebles before joining Kaydon. Black, based in the United Kingdom, directs the efforts of sales managers in the U.K., mainland Europe, and the Middle East.

Brown joined Cooper Bearings in 2002 as divisional sales manager. He previously served as general sales manager for Michell Bearings, a unit of Rolls-Royce PLC. Sales managers for Australia, New Zealand, India, Africa, Brazil, and South America report to Brown, who is based in the U.K.