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Eriez Magnetics has new deputy managing director

By Canadian Packaging Staff   

General Eriez Eriez Floatation Division Eriez Magnetics Jaisen Kohmuench Magnetics

Jaisen Kohmuench to lead daily operation of Eriez Flotation Division—USA.

Jaisen Kohmuench has recently been promoted to the newly created position of deputy managing director of the Eriez Flotation Division—USA.

Kohmuench joined Eriez more than 10 years ago as a research engineer and most recently served as manager—R&D Process Group.

In his new role, Kohmuench’s responsibilities will include management of all aspects of the daily operations for Eriez Flotation Division—USA. Kohmuench will report directly to Eric Wasmund, managing director—Global Operations, Eriez Flotation Division.

“Since joining Eriez, Jaisen’s efforts to further develop Eriez’ MMP product line have resulted in entirely new market sectors in coal and industrial minerals for our line of flotation equipment,” says Mike Mankosa, Eriez vice-president—operations. “His efforts have resulted in millions of dollars of additional sales revenue and have helped to expand this product line to our international affiliates.”


Kohmuench was the 2007 recipient of the the Society of Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration’s Woomer Award, the organization’s most prestigious award for young professionals. During his career, Kohmuench has written more than 60 technical papers and has made dozens of professional presentations at various domestic and international conferences.

Kohmuench attended Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, where he earned a bachelor’s degree of science, a master’s degree of science and a doctorate in mining engineering. He also holds an Engineer-in-Training (EIT) Certification and is preparing for his Professional Engineers (PE) Exam.

Eriez, headquarterd in Erie, Pa., is recognized as world authority in advanced technology for magnetic, vibratory, inspection and flotation applications. The company’s magnetic lift and separation, metal detection, x-ray, materials feeding, screening, conveying and controlling equipment have application in the process, metalworking, packaging, recycling, mining, aggregate and textile industries. Eriez manufactures and markets these products through 12 international facilities located on six continents.

For more information, call toll-free (888) 300-ERIEZ (3743) within the U.S. and Canada. For online users, visit or contact them via e-mail at


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