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The Conair Group has appointed Partners Plastics Equipment to represent its full line of plastics auxiliary equipment in New England. The firm is headed by Ed Freier and Fred Charpentier. The agency, which was founded by Freier, serves customers in the states of Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Connecticut and Rhode Island. The territory is managed by Conair Regional Manager Roger Hultquist.

Ed Freier, who covers Connecticut, Western Massachusetts and Vermont, started in plastics in 1979 and worked for injection molding machine manufacturers Arburg, Van Dorn Demag and Haitian, starting in machine assembly, then moving into a service engineer position and finally entering sales management position in 1995. He opened Partners Plastics Equipment in 2009. Fred Charpentier covers Maine, New Hampshire, Central and Eastern Massachusetts and Rhode Island. He joined Plastics Partners Equipment in 2014. He worked in inside and outside sales for Cincinnati Milacron beginning in 1987, eventually rising to National Sales Manager. From 2009 until he joined Partners Plastics Equipment this year, he was an independent sales representative with Northeast Plastics Equipment and Coastal Plastics Equipment.
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