WAUKEGAN, IL – Nov. 8, 2019 – Kevin Shrout, the “Champion Voice for our Distributors” is named National Sales Manager of PEER Chain! Shrout brings 29 years of experience in Distribution where he developed an astute sense of what Distributors require from their suppliers. Glenn Spungen, President, said of Shrout, “His depth of knowledge in Distribution will be a big benefit to the largest sector of our business. Plus, being no stranger to the needs of OEMs and MROs, he brings a superb balance and perspective to the National Sales Manager position.”
WAUKEGAN, IL – August 20, 2019 – Jeremy Fogo, Vice President of Product, Solutions & Experiences, announces today that Drew Beadle, B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from University of Iowa College, was hired as a Product Manager at PEER Chain.
Beadle brings a wealth of Power Transmission experience and expertise to PEER Chain from his 8 years working as an engineer. His firsthand perspective of the needs of major Original Equipment Manufacturers will enhance PEER Chain’s ability to respond to the needs of our customers.
May 3, 2019 – Jeremy Fogo, Vice President of Product, Solutions & Experiences, announces today that Nety Park, B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Marquette University, is promoted to Technical Product Manager at PEER Chain.
Park’s work in the Quality Assurance industry before joining PEER Chain in the fall of 2016 provided great prowess from the start as an engineer while strengthening CAD drawing systems and assisting other departments with technical problems and projects. Shortly after being hired, she quickly rose to Assistant Product Manager, where she has shown great proficiency and competency in developing PEER Chain’s expansive Industrial Chains and Sprockets.
April 3, 2018 – Jeremy Fogo, Vice President of Product, Solutions & Experiences is pleased to announce DaVida Kanous is promoted to Client Engagement Specialist at PEER Chain, the family-owned and personally managed leading industrial chain provider.
“DaVida has a huge hearts for our customers. I often get calls thanking me because DaVida made sure someone got special handling because of a time crunch. And she has a smile that even phone wires can transmit,” Jeremy said at the company gathering honoring her promotion. “Her knowledge, guidance and caring always elevates the entire PEER Chain team.”
March 26, 2018 – Glenn Spungen, President and Principal of PEER Chain, the family-owned and personally managed leading industrial chain provider, is excited to announce the promotion of Jeremy Fogo to the position of Vice President of Product, Solutions & Experiences. In his new position, Fogo is responsible for PEER Chain Products as well as our entire Customer Success team.
“Jeremy has proven time and again his dedication and commitment not only to PEER Chain and the Spungen family, but to his customers,” Spungen said at the company gathering to honor Fogo’s promotion. “His knowledge, guidance and caring always elevates the entire PEER Chain team to new levels.”
WAUKEGAN, IL – February 23, 2018 – Glenn Spungen, President and Principal of PEER Chain, the family-owned and personally managed leading industrial chain and sprocket provider, announces the promotion of Chuck Briere to the position of Vice President of Strategic Alliances. In this position, he will pursue alliances and partnerships with strategically important accounts on both a national and global level.
“Chuck has proven to be a wealth of industry knowledge and contacts. He already has propelled our sales team with his leadership,” Spungen said at a recent company function to honor Briere’s promotion. “Now we can’t wait to see what Chuck will do as we shift his focus to strategically important accounts.”
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WAUKEGAN, IL – October 17, 2016 – PEER Chain, the family-owned and personally managed leading industrial chain provider, is excited to announce the promotion of Dan Troxell to the position of Fulfillment Center Manager.
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WAUKEGAN, IL – October 11, 2016 – PEER Chain, the family-owned and personally managed leading industrial chain provider, is excited to announce a reorganization of its eastern and south-eastern sales territories. Tim Douglass, who has been with PEER Chain since June 2015, will take charge of its southeastern sales territory as a Regional Sales & Relationship Manager, and Monika Gjonzeneli, who was hired in August 2016, will lead the eastern sales territory as a Regional Sales & Relationship Manager. Both report to Director of Sales & Relationships Chuck Briere.
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WAUKEGAN, IL – July 22, 2016 – PEER Chain, the family-owned and personally managed leading industrial chain provider, is excited to welcome Michael McFarlin as Creative and Loyalty Analyst effective July 8, 2016. He will work with Bill Haljun, Creative and Loyalty Director, to develop Wow Solutions for both our distributors as well as O.E.M. and end users.
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WAUKEGAN, IL – March 30, 2015 – PEER Chain, the family-owned and personally managed leading industrial chain provider, is excited to announce the return of Arthur Merwitz as Power Transmission Product Manager effective April 7, 2015. Art will direct PEER’s non-chain related product development and Sales providing product genius and Wow Solutions through over‐the‐top service to its customers. Glenn Spungen, PEER Chain’s President, made the announcement to the elation of Art’s many friends at Peer Chain.
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WAUKEGAN, IL – October 17, 2016 – PEER Chain is very pleased to announce that William Haljun (Bill) will be joining our team as Creative and Loyalty Director. Bill will be here starting tomorrow, Friday August 15th, in the afternoon. As you can see below in Bill’s bio, he comes to us with the passion and experience needed to assist PEER with our continued growth, not only with our external customers, but, internally with each one of us. Please join me and welcome Bill to our Team!
William R. (Bill) Haljun—Bill’s spent the first 28 years of his career with the Leo Burnett Company, where he worked in various positions in the Client Service Department, eventually rising to Senior Vice President. Primarily, his career was spent marketing consumer brand leaders such as Glad Bags and Secret Deodorant. This opportunity allowed him to analyze a great variety of situations, provide relevant comparison and provocative options for clients, in order to ultimately differentiate them from the competition.
Laurence W. Spungen
February 12, 1930 – July 28, 2014
PEER Chain and the Florence and Laurence Spungen Family Foundation regrets to announce the passing of Laurence W. Spungen. Mr. Spungen, 84, died in his home on July 28th with family members at his side.
Mr. Spungen’s drive for success began on the track and field team at Marshall High School in Chicago. He graduated from the University of Illinois in 1952 with a degree in mechanical engineering.
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WAUKEGAN, IL – FEBRUARY 12, 2014 – PEER Chain, a leading industrial chain provider, is excited to announce Chuck Briere as their National Sales Manager effective February 1, 2014. Briere will lead the PEER Chain sales troops in its quest of providing product genius and over‐the‐top service to its customers.
PEER Chain is proud to announce that PTS, LLC is now part of the PEER team!
PTS, LLC will be representing PEER Chain in Kansas, Nebraska, Missouri and Southern Illinois.
PTS, LLC is a manufacturers’ representative of motion control and power transmission products and equipment. The entire team specializes in offering superior product knowledge, service and application experience to manufacturing customers and distributors.
PEER Chain is proud to announce that Industrial Motor & Controls is now part of the PEER team!
Pictured Left to Right: Glenn Spungen (PEER Chain), Ken Simko (IMC), Matt Simko (IMC), Danny Spungen (PEER Chain), Mark Mulcahy (PEER Chain), Jeremy Fogo (PEER Chain)
PEER Chain is proud to announce the hiring of Marshall Maguire of Maguire Technologies to the PEER Chain team!
Marshall Maguire is the President/Owner of a Massachusetts‐based manufacturer’s sales agency Maguire Technologies. Maguire Tech was founded in 2002 with a single precision bearing line. Marshall quoted, “we are pleased to be representing Peer Chain Company!” He has been in the bearing industry for almost thirty years working with distributors and manufacturers. Marshall will represent PEER Chain in New Hampshire, Maine, Massachusetts, Connecticut and Rhode Island.
PEER Chain is proud to announce Jeremy Fogo as Product Manager
As PEER Chain is rapidly expanding, Jeremy Fogo has taken on the role as Product Manager. Jeremy will be accountable for product planning/development and execution throughout the product lifecycle including: product expansion, defining product vision, working closely with engineering, sales, marketing and support to ensure customer satisfaction goals are met. He will also ensure that the product supports the company’s overall strategy and goals.
Eddie Segui Announces Retirement
A special announcement written by Eddie Segui regarding his retirement from PEER:
On March 29, 2013, I am retiring from the company. I take this opportunity to thank everyone for the opportunity to know each and every one of you. Just to know your names I know will make my memories of PEER Chain more profound. At this time, I would have worked for the company 39 years including the 35 years worked at PEER Bearing before coming to Chain 4 years ago.
My journey with the PEER family was incredible, including a 4 year stay at 1818 S. Wabash in Chicago when I started in May 1974. This was followed by 20 years of adventure in Wheeling and finally just about 15 years of action here in Waukegan. Overall, I can say that I am very proud to be a part of the company’s progress from when I started. I can still remember our accounting room, not much bigger than our current reception office, that accommodated an IBM machine, an NCR posting machine, a few cabinets and a common L-shaped work table that also served as our eating area. Lots of good memories took place.
In my employment, I’ve met so many co-workers, many of whom I have forgotten, but some have etched a lasting impression that I can recall their names even today. All are in my heart and their memories will remain to remind me of the past. The PEER Companies have many activities for their employees that everyone welcomes, occasions like the Holiday party, golf outings, family picnic, thanksgiving day, and department outings. I have enjoyed them all.
PEER Chain is proud to announce the Mark Mulcahy as a Regional Manager
Mark has been a District Manager for PEER Bearing for over 12 years and is simply taking his talents over to PEER Chain. For those who have worked with Mark, you know his account management, dedication to detail, and his ability to work with Distributors & OEM’s is excellent.
Spungen Family Focuses on Revitalizing Strong, Loyal Distributor Relationships and Radically Change the Competitive Landscape
WAUKEGAN, IL and DALLAS, TX (October 17, 2012) —PEER Chain, a leading provider of industrial chain, today announced the launch of its new strategic distributor program, designed to streamline and enhance the company’s distributor relationships through a deeper focus on exceptionally loyal, strategic partnerships.
“The bottom line is that we must change the landscape for our partners to thrive in any environment,” noted the Spungens.
PEER President Glenn Spungen, along with his brother Danny and cousin Charles, kicked off the new program during the Power Transmission Distributors Association 2012 Industry Summit at the Hyatt Regency Dallas at Reunion in Dallas, Texas this week.
Glenn Spungen Joins PEER Chain as President
Spungen to Oversee Operations, Drive Comprehensive Corporate Strategy
WAUKEGAN, IL – August 27, 2012 – – PEER Chain, a leading industrial chain provider, announced today that Glenn Spungen will join the company as President effective October 1, 2012. Spungen will manage all facets of the operation and oversee the expansion of the third-generation family business. His vision is to enhance customer service, build upon existing distributor relationships, and grow the original equipment manufacturer business.
Spungen Family Returns to the Helm, Bringing a Renewed Focus, Energy and Experience to Industrial Chain Businesses
When Glenn Spungen arrived at PEER Chain Headquarters in Waukegan, IL on October 1, it was a homecoming of sorts. As the new president of the 40+ year‐old industrial chain company, he stepped into a role previously filled by his grandfather and father before him. While one might expect the pressure to succeed in revitalizing the third‐generation family business to be quite intense, Glenn faces the challenge with enthusiasm, excitement, vigorous determination and a team of fellow Spungens—seasoned, successful executives in their own right—ready to usher in a new era at PEER.