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Ladish Names Vroman President of Ladish Forging

Roberts named as GM of sales and marketing; Pergolski as international sales manager.

Ladish Co., Inc. ( has named Gary Vroman to the position of president for Ladish Forging, LLC, the main forging facility of Ladish Co., Inc., located in Cudahy, WI, effective January 2008. Vroman will report to Kerry L. Woody, Ladish Co., Inc. president and CEO.

In other appointments: Douglas Roberts was named as general manager of sales and marketing and Rodney Pergolski as international sales manager for Ladish Forging.

Vroman has been with Ladish for 25-plus years and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in General Engineering from the University of Illinois and a Master's degree in Engineering Management from Milwaukee School of Engineering.

He began his career at Ladish as a sales engineer and was promoted to successively more responsible positions in the Sales Department before becoming vice president of sales in 1996. Vroman has overseen the company's management of cyclical demand in the aerospace and industrial forging markets, including the current up-cycle.

Roberts was International Sales Manager. In his new role, he will report to Gary Vroman.

He began his career at Ladish as a sales coordinator in 1985 and was promoted to increasingly responsible positions in the sales department before becoming international sales manager in December 2005. In that position, he oversaw all of the company’s international business, which historically accounts for about 50 percent of sales.

Roberts holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Marketing from the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee.

Pergolski was senior sales engineer. He will report to Roberts.

He began his career at Ladish in 1995 as a sales engineer. After three years he was promoted to senior sales engineer, a position he held until becoming international sales manager.

Pergolski has extensive experience in the company’s European and Japanese markets. In his new role, he will be responsible for international business development for Ladish Forging.

Pergolski has been with Ladish for more than 12 years. He holds a bachelor of science degree in mechanical engineering from the Milwaukee School of Engineering and a Master's degree in Engineering Management from Milwaukee School of Engineering.

Ladish Co. is headquartered in Cudahy, WI with operations in Wisconsin, Connecticut, Oregon and Poland.

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