ELGIN, IL - Jerry Trostle announced that he will step down as General Manager of Wagner Systems, effective July 6, 2012. Trostle, who has served as General Manager of Wagner Systems since February of 2005, is resigning from the role, as well as the role of Vice President of the Powder Coating Institute, to move on to new opportunities.

Matthias Koehler will succeed Trostle as General Manager. Koehler has more than 10 years of experience within Wagner-Group in Europe and internationally. Koehler worked for several years as financial analyst and has experiences in sales, sales management and general management. He will continue with the existing plans and programs established at Wagner Systems Inc.

Wagner Systems Inc. is a manufacturer of finishing equipment with plants in Germany, Switzerland and the United States. The company offers a complete range of finishing equipment from manual gun systems through complex custom-engineered finishing systems.