The Carmon Group Places Brian Havrilla as Global Sales Manager with PT Tech, Division of EBO Group

The Carmon Group is pleased to announce that Brian Havrilla has joined PT Tech as their Global Sales Manager. This role reports directly to the President of PT Tech and Brian will manage the overall sales and marketing function of the business to continue domestic and international growth for the company’s custom engineered, friction products and systems portfolio.

Prior to joining PT Tech, Brian spent 20 years with Rockwell Automation in a variety of global sales leadership roles. Brian was recognized as one of Rockwell’s top sales professionals with a demonstrated track record for opening and successfully growing new markets and channels for the business. Today, several of these segments represent major revenue components of Rockwell Automation including the tire industry segment in China which Brian launched for them. Brian obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Ohio University.

About PT Tech ( Since 1978 PT Tech has served Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM's) in the mining, tunnel boring, steel manufacturing, aggregate, road-working and recycling markets. The company has a long history of bringing "Innovation for Extreme Machines". PT Tech began by developing the first TLC Torque Limiter for cutter heads used in underground mining machines. Today, they provide the mining industry's standard for protecting drive systems. Their growing line of highly-engineered products includes brakes, clutches, torque limiters and gearboxes can be found in many of the top-rated, equipment companies.

As a subsidiary of EBO Group, Inc., PT Tech is a 100 percent employee-owned company (ESOP). The PT Tech facility is located in Sharon Center, Ohio, USA. Sales representatives and distributors are located throughout the U.S. as well as internationally. PT Tech also has satellite locations in China and the UK.

The EBO Group ( is an ESOP holding company with current portfolio companies in the friction, power transmission, wind and medical device space. Based in Sharon Center, Ohio, the company fosters innovation and growth of engineering-based companies who offer a specialized product offering. The EBO Group of companies has been recognized as one of Northeast Ohio’s “Top Work Places ”.

Chris Carmon was the search consultant managing this project. The Carmon Group is a Cleveland, Ohio-based, entrepreneurial, retained search firm. Our firm has a consistent track record for delivering the highest quality services which have a measurable and significant ROI on our clients’ businesses. We selectively partner with the best growth businesses throughout the United States. Our Leadership Team has over 75 years’ of combined experience in retained search.