ERIKS North America Announces Appointment of Jeff Crane as Chief Executive Officer

July 5, 2022


Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania – ERIKS North America, a leading distributor of fluid and material conveyance solutions for industrial customers, announced today that it has appointed Jeff Crane as its Chief Executive Officer.


Crane is a proven leader with a strong track record of advising and building successful companies in the industrial distribution industry. Most recently, Crane served as President and CEO of Trexon, a leading provider of wire, cable and specialty connectivity solutions built to withstand the toughest environments and the most exacting applications. Prior to that role, Crane served as President and CEO of ERIKS North America, formerly Lewis-Goetz, from 2006 through 2015, after joining the company in 2003.


Crane will succeed Eric Hoffman, who served as President of ERIKS North America from January 2021. During his tenure, Hoffman successfully led the company through its divestment by former parent company, ERIKS N.V., earlier this year.  Of the appointment, Hoffman said: “The last year has been a period of transition for the company as we prepared for and completed the sale of the business. I am proud of the work that the ERIKS North America team has done to get to this point. Knowing Jeff Crane’s track record, I am excited to see what the team will accomplish next.”


During his tenure with ERIKS North America, Crane executed strategic plans that more than quadrupled revenues and grew the business to become a prominent player in the industrial distribution market. After leading Trexon to similar results, Crane is excited to return to ERIKS North America.


Commenting on his appointment, Crane said: “I am humbled to be offered the opportunity to return to ERIKS North America as President and CEO.  Eric Hoffman and the team have built a strong foundation for the company to operate on a stand-alone basis following the recent divestment. I’m looking forward to working with the team as we, and our valued supplier partners, chart the next phase of the company’s growth.”



About ERIKS North America:


ERIKS North America, a portfolio company of LKCM Headwater Investments, is a leading distributor of fluid and material conveyance solutions for industrial customers. Our technical solutions and services keep our customers running, reduce downtime and total cost of ownership.


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Contact:          ERIKS North America

Lauren Shaffer


ERIKS North America Headquarters

650 Washington Road
Pittsburgh, PA 15228
Phone: +1 (412) 787-2400
Fax: + 1 412-341-7192

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