Coldwater hires ceramics drainage elements expert

Atlanta, GA-based Coldwater Group, Inc. has hired Rob Edwards as its new ceramics technical manager. Edwards has spent the last 25 years with Coorstek/Wilbanks Ceramics in a variety of design, engineering and sales positions.

He brings extensive knowledge and experience with ceramics manufacturing and a thorough understanding of mill customer needs and expectations.

Edwards will play an active role in Coldwater’s engineering, manufacturing, quoting, training and selling of this high-performance product line.

In October 2017 Coldwater announced its acquisition of Coorstek’s paper machine drainage elements business as part of its strategic plan to be the most reliable supplier of innovative consumables and optimization products. The Coorstek assets required to assemble, grind, and repair these precision ceramic drainage elements are being relocated from Hillsboro, OR, to Coldwater’s Atlanta manufacturing facility.

Edwards will report jointly to Tommy Gardner, VP of Operations and Doug Wall, VP Sales & Marketing and he will continue to reside in Portland, OR, with his wife and three children.

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