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Conair appoints Larry Doyle as president

Auxiliary equipment supplier The Conair Group has named Larry Doyle as its new president.


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June 12, 2012 by Canadian Plastics

Auxiliary equipment supplier The Conair Group has named Larry Doyle as its new president.

Doyle joined Cranberry Township, Pa.-based Conair six years ago and served most recently as vice president of global sales & marketing.

Doyle replaces Chris Keller, who also serves as president and CEO of Conair’s parent company, IPEG.

“Since he came to Conair, Larry Doyle has been extremely effective in leading the Conair brand and developing our position globally,” Keller said. “He spearheaded the successful launch of our business in India. He deserves much of the credit for our remarkable growth in Asia and Latin America, and he has strengthened our leadership position in North America. As President of Conair, he will now also be able to focus his managerial skills on further developing our capabilities to better satisfy our customer needs and market demands.”

According to a press release, Keller intends to work on strengthening the IPEG shared-services model, which provides manufacturing and other support to IPEG’s two major brands, Conair and Rapid Granulator. Looking further ahead, he will focus on identifying growth opportunities for the group and supporting on-going development of the Conair and Rapid brands.

Doyle began his plastics industry career in 1995 as international sales coordinator for Autojectors, a manufacturer of vertical injection-molding machines, which became part of Milacron Inc. in 1998. Prior to joining Conair in 2006, he was director of sales and marketing for Demag Plastics Group (now Sumitomo Demag).