Flange spreading wedge expert, Equalizer International, appoints new Sales & Marketing Manager (Europe)

Flange spreading wedge expert, Equalizer International, appoints new Sales & Marketing Manager (Europe)

Equalizer International, developer of the world’s most powerful mechanical and hydraulic flange spreading wedges, recently appointed Michael Machnik as the company’s first Sales and Marketing Manager (Europe).

Michael, who is based in Austria, has extensive knowledge of hydraulic and bolting markets in Europe. He will be overseeing sales and channel management activities throughout Europe within the oil and gas, petrochemical, chemical, nuclear and renewable energy sectors.

Although Michael has previously worked with Equalizer as a European distributor of its products, he spent some time in the training suite at the company’s Aberdeen HQ getting hands-on experience with the tools and is pictured above using the SG13TE from the EqualizerTM Secure-Grip range of flange spreaders.


Following his recent appointment Michael got straight to work demonstrating the SWi and SW ranges of the EqualizerTM flange spreading tools to fourteen representatives of seals and gaskets company, Pokorný, spol. s r.o. Michael travelled to the company’s premises in Brno, Czech Republic to show the group how to use the mechanical and hydraulic flange spreaders by employing best practice methods.

Pokorný, spol. s r.o. is a producer and supplier of seals and gaskets for industry (pulp and paper, chemical, petrochemical, metalurgical and power plants). The company also provides solutions for complicated flange connections including bolt tightening etc.

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