RathGibson opens Buenos Aires office

April 30, 2009

Lincolnshire, Ill.-based RathGibson, a manufacturer of welded, welded and drawn, and seamless stainless steel, nickel, and titanium tubing, has opened an office in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Led by Cristian Rohde, the Buenos Aires office serves both Central and South America.

Rohde, Drector – Business Development for Central and South America, is fluent in English, German, Portuguese, and Spanish. He reports directly to Andrew Yeghnazar, Vice President – International Sales and Business Development.

"An office in Buenos Aires opens many avenues of communication and opportunities for RathGibson and our customers in that region. Based upon his extensive background, Cristian is an ideal addition to the RathGibson family," said Yeghnazar.

This office opening represents The company's first venture into Central and South America. The South American steel industry has undergone a profound transformation during the last twenty years. Businesses are evolving from being segmented and state-controlled into efficient, well-organized companies with significant private and independent ownership.

The Buenos Aires office joins the company's other international offices in Australia, Austria, Bahrain, China, India, Singapore, and South Korea in providing local real-time support to its global customers.

RathGibson is a worldwide manufacturer of highly engineered stainless steel, nickel, and titanium tubing for diverse industries such as chemical, petrochemical, power generation, energy - oil and gas, food, beverage, pharmaceutical, biopharmaceutical, medical, biotechnology, and general commercial products and services.

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