Eric Riggle has been promoted to president of Rademaker USA, Inc. Riggle originally joined the sales department of the company in 1999. He left in 2003 to become president of Dunbar Systems, Lemont, IL, returning to Rademaker as vice-president in 2006.

“When Eric was hired, it always was with the intention that eventually he would take over the position of president,” said Gerard Muermans, commercial director.  “Eric has been groomed and trained over the years, and now the time has come to take the step.”

Riggle succeeds Ron Gates, who will step into a technical liaison role with parent company Rademaker BV. In this role he will give input not only to U.S. projects but also to international ones.

“Ron Gates has always been, and still is, one of our most knowledgeable and trusted people when it comes to the technical evaluation of projects and new developments,” Muermans said. “We therefore want him to focus on supporting our development efforts in the headquarters in The Netherlands. He will increasingly play an important role in strategic projects that have impact not only on our product lines in the U.S. but also the rest of the worldwide market.”