October 8, 2015 by Canadian Plastics
Bechard, who takes the helm of Wilmington, Mass.-based Trexel effective October 12, has held senior positions at hot runner maker Synventive Molding Solutions since 2008, where he was vice president of operations, vice president and general manager of North America, and most recently vice president and general manager of Europe. Prior to joining Synventive, Bechard held senior manufacturing positions at Avery Dennison, where he ran an injection molding and extrusion plant.
Trexel is perhaps best known for its MuCell microcellular foaming injection molding technology, which the company says provides unique design flexibility and cost savings opportunities by allowing plastic part design with material wall thickness optimized for functionality and not for the injection molding process. The process can be used in automotive, consumer electronics, medical, packaging and consumer goods applications.