Canadian Plastics

Big personnel changes at Entek

Industry veteran John Effmann to retire.

February 8, 2016   Canadian Plastics

Extrusion equipment maker Entek is losing a well-known industry figure.

John Effmann, the Lebanon, Ore.-based company’s director of sales and marketing, is retiring effective March 31. A plastics industry veteran of over 40 years, Effmann has worked at Entek since 2005, and has been responsible, the company said, “for helping to grow the customer base for extruders and wear parts significantly.”

During his 11 years at Entek, Effmann also served in numerous roles at the Society of the Plastics Industry (SPI), where as chairman of NPE 2012 he helped lead the move of the triennial show from Chicago to Orlando, Fla.

John Effmann.

John Effmann.

Effmann’s departure will trigger a series of personnel changes at the company. Linda Campbell has been promoted to director of sales. A 28-year Entek employee, she most recently served as a regional sales manager for the company. She will now be responsible for global sales of the company’s extruders and wear parts and will manage Entek’s team of direct salespeople and representatives.

Linda Campbell.

Linda Campbell.


Also, Tammy Straw has been promoted to marketing and development manager. She has been with Entek since 1999 and most recently served as business development manager.

Tammy Straw.

Tammy Straw.

Entek manufactures turnkey production extrusion systems, twin-screw extruders, and components. It is a leading supplier of extrusion technology for natural fibre-plastic composites, pelletizing, custom compounding, specialty sheet lines, food and medical applications.

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