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Will replace current sales manager who is retiring
John Hagelskamp has been named division sales manager of American Flow Control, a div. of American Cast Iron Pipe Co., headquartered in Birmingham, Ala. Walter L. Cooper, current sales manager, will retire the first quarter of 2013.
"Along with other assignments, Walter will work together with John over the next year to ensure that this transition is seamless for our customers, AFC manufacturing facilities and employees," said Mike O'Brien, vice president of sales for American.
"John is an experienced and knowledgeable industry veteran with a thorough understanding of the markets we serve," Cooper said. "His engineering expertise and leadership capabilities will serve us well."
Hagelskamp holds an industrial engineering degree from Purdue University. His professional affiliations and honors are many, including serving as chairman of the Florida Section of the American Water Works Assn. (AWWA) in 2005. From 1997 to 2003 he served on the national AWWA Manufacturers/Associates Council (MAC) representing the manufacturers, distributors and other associate members of the association. He also served from 2000 to 2003 as a member of the national AWWA Standards Council, which writes the standards used throughout the water and waterworks industry.
American Flow Control manufactures and distributes products for the water and wastewater, fire protection and industrial markets.
Hagelskamp joined American in 1986 as a sales engineer for American's Ductile Iron Pipe division, serving in the Chicago and Orlando District Sales Offices prior to his promotion to manager of the Pittsburgh district sales office in l992. He served as manager of the division's Orlando district sales office from 1995 until his promotion to assistant sales manager of the American Flow Control Division in 2005.