January 19, 2015 News

Gerd Liebig new sales executive with Sumitomo (SHI) Demag

by 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

January 11, 2015 News

Well-known industry vet John Blundy retiring

by 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,

December 21, 2014 News

LyondellBasell taps insider Bhavesh Patel as new CEO

by 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

December 12, 2014 News

New Canadian sales rep for SAS Automation

by 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,

December 10, 2014 News

Canadians among nine new inductees into Plastics Hall of Fame

by 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

December 4, 2014 News

Americhem division buys LTL Color Compounders

by 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

December 4, 2014 News

Gerold Schley new head of battenfeld-cincinnati group

by 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.

December 1, 2014 News

Styrolution CEO Gualdoni stepping down, McQuade stepping up

by Canadian Plastics

The CEO of Germany-based materials supplier Styrolution has stepped down.

November 26, 2014 News

Engel adds sales support to Quebec and Eastern Canada

by 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.

November 19, 2014 News

Ontario manufacturing industries team up to address critical skills shortage

by 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.

November 10, 2014 News

Davis-Standard CEO Bob Preston to step down

by Canadian Plastics

Extrusion equipment manufacturer Davis-Standard LLC is about to go on the hunt for a new CEO.

November 5, 2014 News

Todd Castile is DME’s new director of sales, Americas

by Canadian Plastics

Mold technology provider DME Company has a new director of sales for the Americas.

October 24, 2014 News

Moldmaker Unique Tool adding new capital equipment, staff

by 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.

September 25, 2014 News

SPE appoints Russell Broome as managing director

by Canadian Plastics

The Society of Plastic Engineers (SPE) has appointed industry veteran – and former SPE president – Russell Broome as its new managing director.

September 10, 2014 News

Ontario safety blitz targets material handling hazards

by 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.

July 29, 2014 News

Engel’s automation group adds new staff

by Canadian Plastics

York, Pa.-based injection molding machine supplier Engel North America has added five new staff members to its automation group.

July 23, 2014 News

Conair appoints new sales managers

by Canadian Plastics

Auxiliary equipment supplier The Conair Group has appointed some well-known industry figures to its sales management team.

July 8, 2014 News

SPE looking for new managing director

by Canadian Plastics

The Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE) is searching for a new managing director.

June 27, 2014 News

RJG strengthens its Canadian presence

by Canadian Plastics

Process control systems supplier RJG Inc., of Traverse City, Mich., has added staff to increase its presence in Canada.

May 18, 2014 News

GM fined $34M for botched ignition switch recall, also recalls more vehicles

by 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…