DUNCAN, SC-Erhardt + Leimer, provider of system solutions and process control equipment to Web-based industries, has announced the appointment of Udo Skarke as chief executive officer of its North American headquarters in Duncan, SC. Skarke replaces David Merritt, who has retired after 31 years with the company.

Prior to taking the top position, Skarke was vice president of sales. He has 22 years of experience in the Web processing industry. Also, Todd Guzzardo, who has 19 years with the company, has been promoted from sales manager to North American sales manager.

Erhardt + Leimer Inc. has a subsidiary in Burlington, Ontario, Canada, and one in Mexico City, and is a wholly owned subsidiary of Erhardt + Leimer GmbH in Augsburg, Germany.