ELGIN, IL - WAGNER Systems Inc. announced that Martin Rola has joined the organization, succeeding Matthias Koehler as General Manager. Koehler has lead Wagner Systems Inc. for the past four years and will remain with Wagner Systems until mid-2016, when he will assume a new leadership role in Germany. Rola will transition with Matthias over the next few months to officially assume the role of President Americas for the Industrial Solutions business at the start of the new fiscal year. This new role will cover all of North and South America and will encompass the entire product range of Industrial Solutions.
Rola comes to Wagner from Apex Tool Group where he has been part of the Global Power Tools Division since 2011. During his tenure at Apex Tool, he held such roles as Global General Manager and Vice President for the Motor Vehicle Industry, General Manager and Vice President Americas, and Vice President Global Marketing and R&D. Prior to Apex Tool Group, Rola was with Fanuc Robotics Paint Shop Automation Division and General Motors and has 25 years of industry experience.