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Karl Lemme joins Coldwater’s Engineering Group focused on wet-end product design and manufacturing. He has been an engineer in the paper industry for more than 28 years and holds a BSME in Mechanical Engineering. Lemme has been involved with all aspects of the design, manufacturing, and installation of wet-end drainage equipment, and has previously held a range of positions including: design engineer; project engineer; plant engineer and until Coldwater’s acquisition, served as engineering manager for RPM Technologies.
Beginning his paper industry career in 1989 as a drainage equipment design engineer, Jim White joins Coldwater as a forming systems specialist. Over the last 28 years, White has served as an applications engineer, senior projects manager, corporate sales account manager, regional sales manager, sales manager and product line manager.
Jeff Foster also joins Coldwater as a forming Systems specialist. He began his paper industry career in 1989 after serving as a machinist in the U.S. Navy for eight years. He started with IBS of America manufacturing ceramic drainage elements and equipment and during his 10 years with IBS, he worked as a field service engineer, eventually becoming the field service manager for North and South America.
Both White and Foster will be responsible for working closely with the North American sales force to deliver solutions to the wet-end of its customers’ paper machines that result in performance improvements and cost savings.
“Our recent acquisition of RPM not only gives us one of the most innovative and value-driven drainage product offerings in the industry but it adds three wet-end experts to our team with a wealth of knowledge,” said Doug Wall, vice president of sales and marketing for Coldwater. “We are very excited about the experience, ideas and solutions Karl, Jim and Jeff will bring to our customers’ wet-end operations.”