In April of 1960 Pedro Rymar packed a suitcase and left Brazil with his wife, three small children and $200.00 in his pocket. That was all he had left after recovering from rheumatic fever caused by routinely working 18 hours days as manufacturing manager of the 200 person machining department at Klabin
Paper Company located in Monte Alegre. Klabin Paper is the largest paper manufacturer, exporter and recycler in Brazil.
One week after arriving in Philadelphia, not knowing any English, Pedro found a job as a factory helper at Zubler Bearing Company owned by the German born Scheerer brothers, Kurt and Eric.
By 1963 Pedro was running the factory as plant manager. That same year a devastating fire completely destroyed the Zubler Bearing factory.
Kurt and Eric decided to rebuild but they parted ways as partners. Kurt kept the Zubler name and Eric along with Pedro as a new partner cofounded Scheerer Bearing Corporation in August of 1963 with Pedro running the manufacturing side and Eric as president running the administrative side.
In 1978 Pedro bought Eric’s interest in Scheerer Bearing becoming the second president and CEO. Today the company is still owned by the Rymar Family with Pedro’s son George serving as the third President and CEO of Scheerer Bearing.
George carries on the tradition of excellence for which Scheerer is known. Under his leadership Scheerer Bearing has continued to grow. In 1993 he designed and oversaw a major expansion at the Horsham facility and in 2014 developed and led the addition of a new facility in Willow Grove, PA that houses corporate offices, warehouse and a manufacturing plant for large ball and roller bearings over 25 inches in diameter.
After graduating from Villanova University in 2006 with a finance degree, Peter Rymar became the third generation to join the business. Peter has held multiple positions in the company and is now the GM and Executive Vice President. He is leading Scheerer towards digital transformation, innovation and globalization.