Gerd Liebig new sales executive with Sumitomo (SHI) Demagby Canadian Plastics
Gerd Liebig is set to become the new managing director, chief sales officer of injection machine maker Sumitomo (SHI) Demag Plastics Machinery GmbH. Effective April 1, Liebig, 53, takes over the full responsibility of all worldwide sales, after sales and…
Well-known industry vet John Blundy retiringby Canadian Plastics
Long-time plastics industry veteran John Blundy is retiring. Blundy, currently the vice president of business development with Erie, Pa.-based Beaumont Technologies Inc., is set to retire on February 1. Although based out of the U.S. for most of his career,…
LyondellBasell taps insider Bhavesh Patel as new CEOby Canadian Plastics
Chemical maker LyondellBasell Industries has named Bhavesh “Bob” Patel, who leads its international manufacturing business, to serve as its CEO. Patel takes over from James Gallogly effective January 12. Gallogly announced in September his plans to retire. “After a rigorous…
New Canadian sales rep for SAS Automationby Canadian Plastics
A previous relationship is new again as Jerry Shelley, owner of MSJ Sales and Distribution, becomes the Canadian sales and distribution representative for robotic end-of-arm tooling (EOAT) maker SAS Automation. A 20-year veteran in the injection molding and automation industries,…
Canadians among nine new inductees into Plastics Hall of Fameby Canadian Plastics
Two Canadians are among the nine industry veterans who will be inducted into the Plastics Hall of Fame at a ceremony to be hosted in Orlando, Fla. at the NPE2015 trade show in March. Terry Browitt and Manfred Lupke will…
Americhem division buys LTL Color Compoundersby Canadian Plastics
Infinity Engineered Compounds, part of the Americhem group of companies, has bought LTL Color Compounders Inc., a Morrisville, Pa.-based producer of custom color engineered thermoplastic compounds. Infinity and LTL will be joined to create Infinity LTL Engineered Compounds, an Americhem…
Gerold Schley new head of battenfeld-cincinnati groupby Canadian Plastics
Extrusion machinery maker battenfeld-cincinnati has named equipment Gerold Schley as its new president and CEO. Effective January 1, 2015, the 54-year-old Schley replaces interim president and CEO Michael von Cappeln, who filled in following Jürgen Arnold’s resignation earlier this year.…
Styrolution CEO Gualdoni stepping down, McQuade stepping upby Canadian Plastics
The CEO of Germany-based materials supplier Styrolution has stepped down.
Engel adds sales support to Quebec and Eastern Canadaby Canadian Plastics
Injection press maker Engel North America has increased its sales and support coverage to customers in Quebec and Eastern Canada with the addition of account manager Louis Corriveau.
Ontario manufacturing industries team up to address critical skills shortageby Canadian Plastics
Four manufacturing organizations have banded together to hire and train unemployed/underemployed youth in a bid to address a critical shortage of CNC machinists in Ontario.
Davis-Standard CEO Bob Preston to step downby Canadian Plastics
Extrusion equipment manufacturer Davis-Standard LLC is about to go on the hunt for a new CEO.
Todd Castile is DME’s new director of sales, Americasby Canadian Plastics
Mold technology provider DME Company has a new director of sales for the Americas.
Moldmaker Unique Tool adding new capital equipment, staffby Canadian Plastics
Windsor, Ont.-based moldmaker Unique Tool & Gauge is making a multi-million dollar capital equipment investment, and has also announced plans to hire at least 30 new workers.
SPE appoints Russell Broome as managing directorby Canadian Plastics
The Society of Plastic Engineers (SPE) has appointed industry veteran – and former SPE president – Russell Broome as its new managing director.
Ontario safety blitz targets material handling hazardsby Canadian Plastics
Ontario’s Ministry of Labour (MOL) is launching a work place safety blitz that will focus on hazards involving material handling to ensure workers are safe on the job.
Engel’s automation group adds new staffby Canadian Plastics
York, Pa.-based injection molding machine supplier Engel North America has added five new staff members to its automation group.
Conair appoints new sales managersby Canadian Plastics
Auxiliary equipment supplier The Conair Group has appointed some well-known industry figures to its sales management team.
SPE looking for new managing directorby Canadian Plastics
The Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE) is searching for a new managing director.
RJG strengthens its Canadian presenceby Canadian Plastics
Process control systems supplier RJG Inc., of Traverse City, Mich., has added staff to increase its presence in Canada.
GM fined $34M for botched ignition switch recall, also recalls more vehiclesby Canadian Plastics
General Motors has been fined the maximum penalty of $35 million by U.S. safety regulators for delays in recalling small cars with faulty ignition switches that are linked to at least 13 deaths, and is also issuing another huge recall over an…