Michael Gierlach has acquired Alturnamats Inc., a leading manufacturer of polyethylene ground protection mats. The company was founded and formerly owned by the Aaron family. Terms of the sale were not disclosed. In his capacity as president and CEO, Gierlach will direct all manufacturing and marketing operations of Alturnamats, and will expand the firm's presence in Europe and the Far East, as well as look to expand operations into Africa and South America. He has been with the company since 1998. Paul Gierlach has been appointed vice president, and Vennie Gierlach is general manager. For further information, contact Alturnamats: 888-544-6287 or visit www.alturnamats.com.