Ceramics Drainage Elements Expert Rob Edwards Joins Coldwater

Atlanta, Georgia USA: Doug Wall, VP Sales & Marketing announced that Rob Edwards has been hired as Coldwater’s new Ceramics Technical Manager. Mr. Edwards has spent the last 25 years with Coorstek / Wilbanks Ceramics in a variety of design, engineering and sales positions. He not only brings extensive knowledge and experience with ceramics manufacturing but a thorough understanding of mill customer needs and expectations. Mr. Edwards will play an active role in Coldwater’s engineering, manufacturing, quoting, training and selling of this high-performance product line.

In October 2017 Coldwater announced its acquisition of Coorstek’s paper machine drainage elements business as part of its strategic plan to be the most reliable supplier of innovative consumables and optimization products. Mr. Edwards will play a key role in Coldwater’s success selling ceramics to the global paper industry and the Coorstek assets required to assemble, grind, and repair these precision ceramic drainage elements are being relocated from Hillsboro, Oregon to Coldwater’s Atlanta manufacturing facility.

Rob will report jointly to Tommy Gardner, Vice President of Operations and Doug Wall, VP Sales & Marketing and he will continue to reside in Portland, Oregon with his wife and three children.

Coldwater is a global leader and innovator in paper machine consumables and engineered products that optimize paper machine performance and reliability. Product lines include Dryer and Felt Passivation, Machine Clothing Cleaning Systems, Suction Roll Sealing Components, Doctor Blades, Lantier Doctoring Equipment, Wilbanks Ceramics, Premium UHMW Drainage Elements, Acu-Tech Forming Systems, Edge Control Systems, Headbox Parts and Services, and combinations of the above in complete Consumables Optimization Management Programs. Headquartered in Atlanta, GA USA, Coldwater also has manufacturing facilities in Appleton, WI, and Karlstad, Sweden and sales offices in Spain and Thailand. To learn more please visit or contact Doug Wall, Vice President Sales & Marketing at 318-355-6930 or