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Davis-Standard names Giovanni Spitale as new CEO

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Outgoing CEO Jim Murphy has been elected as vice chairman of Davis-Standard’s board of directors.

Giovanni Spitale. Photo Credit: LinkedIn

Extrusion and converting equipment maker Davis-Standard LLC has named Giovanni Spitale, a former executive at Boeing Global Services and processing machinery maker Milacron, as its new CEO.

Spitale replaces Jim Murphy, who has been elected as vice chairman of Davis-Standard’s board of directors. In addition, Davis-Standard has elected Brian Marston, Bill Barker and John McGrath as new board members.

Spitale’s most recent position was as Boeing’s vice president of commercial parts; prior to that he president of customer service and support at Milacron.

“Having spent considerable time in the polymer processing and broader capital equipment industries, I have long admired Davis-Standard’s leading position in the market, its unmatched engineering capability and the company’s reputation as a strong partner to its customers through both original equipment and aftermarket support,” Spitale said in a Feb. 22 news release. “I look forward to working with the Davis-Standard organization to continue to grow the business globally and support our world-class base of customers with differentiated product offerings and services.”


Davis-Standard is headquartered in Pawcatuck, Conn.


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