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American Dryer Corp. Promotes Bazzinotti; Kannegiesser USA Hires Rakow Jr.

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Joe Bazzinotti
Joe Bazzinotti, American Dryer Corp. president and CEO. (Photo: ADC)

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Don Rakow Jr.
Don Rakow Jr., Kannegiesser USA project engineer. (Photo: Kannegiesser USA)

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FALL RIVER, Mass. — Following three years of ownership by Stonebridge Partners, American Dryer Corp. (ADC) has named Joe Bazzinotti its new president and CEO, the company says. Bazzinotti has brought four years of positive change to ADC while playing a number of vital roles, including vice president of operations, chief operating officer and president.

“We have gained a tremendous amount of respect for Joe and his exceptionally capable management team,” says David Schopp, a partner in Stonebridge Partners, a New York-based private equity firm. “We believe that ADC is well positioned to take full advantage of the rebounding economy and look forward to renewed growth in the business.”

GRAND PRAIRIE, Texas — Don Rakow Jr. has joined the staff of Kannegiesser USA as project engineer, the company says.

He comes to Kannegiesser with more than 10 years of project engineering experience.

His background ranges from performing single machine installations to total plant design and machinery installation. His projects have taken him around the world to locations in South America and Asia, which will serve him well with the company’s German manufacturing and North American installations, Kannegiesser says.

Rakow Jr. has a bachelor of science degree in industrial engineering from the University of Texas at Arlington. He is also a registered professional engineer.

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