Eriez® has appointed James Cooke to the position of Managing Director of Eriez-Australia, according to an announcement by Eriez Senior Director of Asia Pacific Operations and Strategy Jaisen Kohmuench. Before this promotion, Cooke served as Eriez-Australia Factory Manager since 2005.
Cooke started his career as an apprentice for the Australian Defence Industries (ADI). Then, in 1994, he began his employment with Eriez-Australia and has served in various roles within the company over the decades. Kohmuench says, “James’ promotion to Managing Director is a validation of his work ethic and business acumen. It is also a testament to Eriez’ belief to promote from within, when possible.”
Cooke has focused on continuing education throughout his tenure with Eriez. He earned a certificate IV of management in 2011 and then a diploma and advanced diploma of management in 2012. Cooke is currently working toward a bachelor’s degree in applied management.
“I have been constantly impressed with James’ innate ability to understand our business and what is necessary for Eriez-Australia to grow and be profitable,” says Kohmuench. He continues, “His management capabilities are exceptional and will assure Eriez-Australia’s continued success.”
Eriez is recognized as world authority in separation technologies. The company’s magnetic lift and separation, metal detection, fluid recycling, flotation, materials feeding, screening, conveying and controlling equipment have application in the process, metalworking, packaging, plastics, rubber, recycling, food, mining, aggregate and textile industries. Eriez manufactures and markets these products through 12 international subsidiaries located on six continents. For more information, visit www.eriez.com.