Canonsburg, PA (March 1, 2022)

Bug-O is pleased to welcome Petr Stepanek to lead Bug-O’s strategic initiatives in Europe. Prior to joining Bug-O, Stepanek was employed by the Lincoln Electric Company, for twelve years as Technical Sales Manager, Czech Republic and Slovakia where he managed and developed business in this region. Leveraging years of experience in the welding industry combined with 25 years of business experience, Petr will drive organizational growth in the European market for Bug-O Systems.

Stepanek earned a degree in Economics and Management and Materials Engineering from VŠB Technical University Ostrava. Working his way up from Purchasing Manager at BMT Brno to Production Director at Rahmer & Jansen GmbH, Petr advanced his business and management experience. As Sales Manager at Wirpo Brno, Stepanek set financial goals and strategies creating powerful business results for eight years.

“We are excited to have a welding industry professional like Petr join our team,” Bug-O president Matt Cable said. “Petr has been very active in the European welding industry for many years, and we are excited about the opportunities for growth he brings.”

“In order to do a good job, one needs enthusiasm and experience. Being a professional partner for our customers is my mission. Increasing productivity and increasing profits is my endless desire,” Stepanek said. “There is currently a shortage of skilled welding workers. With the help of Bug-O Systems we can effectively eliminate this fact. I am excited to be part of the prospering Bug-O team, which is taking mechanization and automation to the next level.”

“We are excited to welcome Petr to the Bug-O team,” BUG-O VP of Sales & Marketing Vince Grlovich said. “His background and industry experience will be a valuable asset moving forward. His industry experience will allow us to reinforce and support our existing relationships to facilitate growth.”

About Bug-O Systems
Bug-O Systems is leading the design, development, and manufacture of track, automation, and motion control for arc welding and cutting. Weld Tooling Corporation has earned this recognition as a leading global manufacturer over our seventy-four years of dedication to the welding and cutting Industry. This has resulted in a customer-focused and market-driven view of the welding industry. Headquartered in the greater Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania area, Bug-O has a worldwide network of distributors and sales offices covering more than 100 countries.

For more information about Bug-O please visit or call 1-412-331-1776.


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Bug-O Systems
280 Technology Drive
Canonsburg, PA 15317
Phone: 1-800-245-3186 or 1-412-331-1776