Western Gear Relocates Corporate Headquarters To South Milwaukee

The headquarters of Western Gear Corporation, a Bucyrus-Erie Company subsidiary that has been situated in Lynwood, Calif., since the early 1940s, has been relocated to South Milwaukee, Wise., in a consolidation move that is expected to ease and speed communications between parent company and subsidiary.

Bucyrus-Erie's corporation headquarters is also in South Milwaukee.

Western Gear officers who will be at the new location include: presi dent John T. Edelman; senior vice president, marketing, Charles M.

Hotes; vice president, industrial relations, Scott Cameron; and vice president, business development, Hugh B. Chare. Special projects manager Denis F. Zaun will also be at the South Milwaukee office.

Aerospace Group vice president Saleem S. Naber will maintain his office in Lynwood and guide the activities of Western Gear's Applied Technology Division in City of Industry, Calif., as well as the company's other aerospace unit, the Flight Structures Division of Jamestown, N.D.

Western Gear corporate operations that will continue at the Lynwood location include: the Corporate Law Unit under the administration of James S. Somberg, assistant general attorney; Corporate Marketing Communications led by Thomas D. Vanides; and West Coast Region sales with Michael J.

Bowl serving as regional manager.

The new address is Western Gear Corporation, 1100 Milwaukee Avenue, South Milwaukee, Wise. 53172; (414) 768-4000.

Maritime Reporter Magazine, page 5,  Nov 1984

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