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Introduction of Kumar Balan


Kumar Balan is employed with Wheelabrator Group in Burlington, Ontario (Canada) as Product Manager. His functions include applications and sales of wheel and air peening equipment. Additionally, Kumar has responsibilities for the entire range of Wheelabrator equipment in specific markets outside North and South America. Kumar's academic qualifications include a Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering and MBA in Inteational Business and Marketing. He started off his career with Indabrator in India (a past licensee of Wheelabrator) in design and applications in 1990. In his quest for challenge, Kumar switched gears to Pangbo India when Pangbo Corp. was establishing it's joint-venture in India. After his move to North America in 1995, Kumar worked with Blastworks Inc. specializing in application and sales of automated airblast cleaning and peening systems. After a brief stint in automation and robotics, Kumar retued to his roots at the Wheelabrator Group a few years ago. His collective 17 years in the surface preparation industry has included valuable contributions in shot peening education through workshops and articles in technical jouals. He has also been acknowledged in assisting with productivity enhancements through appropriate surface finishing solutions in various manufacturing plants.

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