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Galland Henning Nopak Names President, Chief Engineer

Expanded Management Team Announced as Manufacturer Marks 130th Anniversary of Robust, Custom-Engineered Solutions and Exceptional Customer Service

FRANKLIN, WI – JANUARY 26, 2017 – Galland Henning Nopak, Inc., the world’s most experienced manufacturer of high-density balers and hydraulic and pneumatic valves and cylinders, today announced the appointment of two executives: Brian Sternberg as President and Sudarshan Sharma as Chief Engineer. The announcement of the management team expansion comes as the privately-held, fourth generation family business celebrates its 130-year anniversary in 2017.

“Brian Sternberg is a proven leader with an exceptional track record in the fluid power industry,” said Heath A. Nunnemacher, owner and director. “Brian’s sales leadership, in combination with key technical skills in fluid power, is an ideal fit for leading the company as we continue our unrivaled 130-year legacy of delivering proven, custom-engineered solutions for our customers.”

Sternberg, who joined Galland Henning Nopak in 2014 as Vice President of Sales and Marketing, brings more than 17 years of experience in fluid power technology. Sternberg was previously Director of Sales for Tobul Accumulator, Inc., and Inside Sales Manager and National Accounts Representative for the Hedland Division of Racine Federated, Inc. He holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from Cardinal Stritch University, an Associate Degree in Fluid Power Technology from Gateway Technical College and a Professional Certificate in Industrial Distribution from Purdue University. Sternberg served as a Field Artillery Officer in the United States Army National Guard, including one tour in Iraq from 2005 – 2007.

With over 20 years in mechanical engineering management, design and development of mechanical, pneumatic and hydraulic cylinders, Sharma is responsible for management of all engineering at Galland Henning Nopak, including product design and development. Prior, Sharma held engineering management roles including for The Oilgear Company and Eaton. Sharma is a licensed Professional Engineer and holds a Master of Engineering Management from Duke University and a M.S. Mechanical Engineering degree from University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee.

Galland Henning Nopak leverages over a century of proven engineering expertise to provide robust, custom-engineered solutions and exceptional customer service for the fluid power and scrap recycling industries. For more information, visit

About Galland Henning Nopak

Galland Henning Nopak, Inc. has been a pioneer in manufacturing since 1887. As a privately-held, fourth-generation family business, Galland Henning Nopak is the world’s most experienced manufacturer of high-density balers and hydraulic and pneumatic valves and cylinders. The company is a member of the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI) and a founding member of the National Fluid Power Association (NFPA). Leveraging over a century of proven engineering expertise, Galland Henning Nopak offers robust, custom-engineered solutions, delivered with exceptional customer service from America’s Midwest. To learn more, visit

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