The USSC Group announced the appointment of Rick Klotz to managing director of international operations effective Sept. 1.
The company has experienced significant demand for its products in the international transportation markets and will focus on the continued development of a sales distribution and service model in support of emerging business opportunities.
Klotz, is an experienced executive who has deep knowledge and expertise in all aspects of manufacturing, supply chain, engineering, and sales. Prior to this appointment, he served as president of North American operations for USSC Group, during which time the company experienced significant growth. Klotz said “USSC has invested strongly in new and innovative products which have resulted in significant international demand. I am honored to take the lead on this evolving and dynamic opportunity.”
CEO Christian Hammarskjold noted, “This is an exciting time for our organization. We are grateful for the important contributions that Rick Klotz has made to our North American operations and believe that he will cultivate existing business and grow new markets internationally. He has developed and driven our current business strategy, guided us through strong business growth and was instrumental in creating a corporate culture of quality and service.”
Effective with this move, Ray Melleady is appointed to managing director of North American operations. In this capacity, he will assume responsibility for manufacturing, customer service and sales for the USSC Group and its subsidiaries.
Prior to joining the firm, Melleady served for 23 years in the transit industry holding positions from front line maintenance operations to CEO. Melleady noted, “the USSC Group has many advantageous, top notch intellectual minds in engineering and design, the strength and commitment of our employees, and a strong culture of doing what’s right for our customer. It’s a privilege to serve this organization and its mission.”