John Blicha has been promoted to the newly created position of director of Global Marketing and Communications, said Eriez President and CEO Tim Shuttleworth and VP of Sales and Marketing Charlie Ingram. Blicha joined Eriez ( in 2012 as manager of Marketing Communications and served most recently as director of Corporate Communications.

In the role, Blicha will direct Eriez’ global marketing strategy and programs, manage internal and external communication campaigns, design new product commercialization programs and coordinate marketing objectives with Eriez’ subsidiaries around the world. He will also continue to manage the company’s global website and oversee all direct advertising, public relations and promotional activities.

Blicha holds two degrees from Indiana University of Pennsylvania, a Bachelor of Science in marketing and a Bachelor of Science in management. He earned a master’s degree in business administration from California University of Pennsylvania.