April 7, 2020


March, 2020: AICHELIN-group company AFC-Holcroft, headquartered in Wixom, Michigan, USA, has named Marek Kedzierzynski their new Managing Director of European Operations. Kedzierzynski secedes the outgoing Managing Director for Europe, Marc Ruetsch, who plans to retire mid-year. Kedzierzynski will report to Tracy Dougherty, Vice President of Sales for AFC-Holcroft. 

Along with a Master of Engineering degree (M.Eng) received from University of Zielona Gora in Poland, Kedzierzynski is currently pursuing a PhD from West Pomeranian University of Technology in Szczecin, Poland. Kedzierzynski has focused on engineering and heat treating exclusively throughout his career, beginning with his start as a design engineer while still in college, while working his way thru several technical roles with major furnace equipment suppliers, and eventually moving into Sales and related activities. Upward momentum and increasing responsibilities led to high level roles including Director of Furnace Sales and Commercial Director/Member of the Board, before joining AFC-Holcroft in 2019. In addition, Kedzierzynski owned and operated his own heat treat consulting business while pursuing his university studies. He is fluent in Polish, English and Russian languages. 

Kedzierzynski, says, “It is an honor to take the reins of AFC-Holcroft’s European operations from my distinguished colleague Mr. Marc Ruetsch. I am grateful to have this opportunity to join AFC-Holcroft in this role, and be able to use my education, technical know-how and sales experience on a daily basis.” He added, “I am honored to be selected to be a part of the AFC-Holcroft team.”Along with the new title, the physical office of AFC-Holcroft Europe has moved from Switzerland to Poland. 


Marek Kedzierzynski ist der neue AFC-Holcroft Leiter in Europa
Marek Kedzierzynski ist der neue AFC-Holcroft Leiter in Europa
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