Blairsville, PA, September 8, 2017 – Penn Machine Co., a supplier of OEM and aftermarket wheels, wheelsets, trucks, axles, gears and gearboxes for transit, railroad and industrial/mining applications, has named John Santarlas as General Manager. Mr. Santarlas is responsible for coordinating operations of the company’s Rail Transit and Locomotive Gear Divisions to help ensure long-term growth. Before he was promoted to his current position, Mr. Santarlas led Penn Machine’s Locomotive Gear Division. Prior to joining Penn Machine, he held positions focused on strategic procurement and operational excellence with GE Transportation, Siemens and Kongsberg, mostly in his native Pennsylvania. Mr. Santarlas earned a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Gannon University.

“John’s technical and managerial experience allows him to make significant contributions to serving established clients, and to developing new business opportunities,” says Jeff Anderson, Sector President - Engineered Products & Services, Marmon Energy Services Company. “His ability to understand customers’ requirements, and lead the development and implementation of strategies to meet those needs, should strengthen our position as an industry leader.”

Penn Machine Co. (PMC) manufactures wheels, wheelsets, trucks, axles, gears and gearboxes for OEM and aftermarket applications in the transit, railroad, industrial and mining sectors. In 1920, PMC began as a coal company and pioneered the manufacture of quality replacement parts for coal mining equipment. Over the years, the company has grown to become a major supplier of heavy-duty OEM and aftermarket components for transit, railroad, mining, steel, construction, and general industrial applications. PMC’s business is domestic and international in scope, and its capabilities and experience combine to provide a wide range of quality manufactured products and services. The company includes three market-focused stand- alone business units: Transit, Locomotive, and Industrial/Mining, with operations in Johnstown and Blairsville, PA. PMC is part of Marmon Holdings, Inc., a global organization of manufacturers owned by Berkshire Hathaway Inc.

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