Charlotte, Noth Carolina -- Carlisle Companies Inc. has announced that Michael Popielec has been appointed group president with responsibility for the operations of Carlisle Braking Systems, Carlisle FoodService, Tensolite, Trail King Industries, the Walker Group and Johnson Truck Bodies.
Mr. Popielec was most recently the chief operating officer of the Americas of Danka Business Systems, a global distributor of enterprise imaging systems and services. He also brings to Carlisle eighteen years experience with General Electric Company where he served in various senior management capacities including President and ceo of GE Power Controls, Industrial Systems.
Richmond McKinnish, Carlisle's President and ceo commented, "We are excited that Mike has joined the Carlisle management team. His extensive manufacturing background and multi-national operating experience will help us drive sustainable growth in our core businesses."
Carlisle is a diversified global manufacturing company serving the construction materials, commercial roofing, specialty tire and wheel, power transmission, heavy-duty brake and friction, foodservice, data transmission and process systems industries.