Concentric AB appoints Director North America Sales and Marketing in Rockford Ill.Friday, April 18, 2014
Matt Christensen has been appointed Director North America Sales and Marketing at Concentric Rockford Inc. (formerly Haldex Hydraulics), which manufactures hydraulic pumps, motors, power packs and flow dividers for mobile equipment applications.
Matt is an engineer by background, with a BSc. from Iowa State University and an MBA from Northern Illinois University. He began his career at Rockford in 1998 when the company was known as John S. Barnes, rising to become Engineering Manager. In 2006, he left the company to join Komax Systems, acquiring valuable experience as Program Manager for automation equipment used in the medical, electronics and automotive industries. He rejoined Concentric in 2008 as an OEM Account Manager, eventually taking charge of a sales force of account managers and applications engineers, serving customers across North and South America.
Rockford, Illinois is one of two major manufacturing plants for Concentric Hydraulics, the other being located in Hof, Germany. The company's product range includes hydraulic pumps, motors, power packs, flow dividers and other products supplied to leading OEMs for lift trucks, agricultural equipment, transmissions, mining, construction and road-building machinery. These products can be applied in cooling fans, axle cooling systems, rotary drives, electro-hydraulic lifts, transmission clutch actuation, lubrication, auxiliary brake and steering systems.
Concentric is an innovator in flow control and fluid power, supplying proprietary systems and components for trucks, buses and industrial vehicles, worldwide. The company encompasses two technology/product areas, hydraulics and pumps for diesel engines. With over 1,000 employees and yearly sales of approximately 2 billion Swedish Kronor, Concentric AB is listed on the Stockholm Stock Exchange.