Jon Bourne has returned to extrusion equipment supplier Gloucester Engineering Co. (GEC; Gloucester, MA) as its territory service manager for the EMEA region. Bourne has 30 years of experience in the plastics extrusion industry and rejoins GEC from Swiss Winding Performance, where he worked for approximately 12 months. Prior to Swiss Winding, Bourne spent the bulk of his career with GEC and its predecessor companies, where he held a variety of positions managing equipment installations, technical support and aftermarket parts and services.
Teknor Apex Company's thermoplastic elastomer (TPE) division has promoted Nick Sandland and Elizabeth Ponte to two new positions, which were created to provide a what the company calls a "strong regional focus for marketing and sales in the Americas." Sandland, who will now be the marketing and sales director for the Americas, helped the company set up direct sales and distribution structures for its TPE business in Europe. In the U.S. he assisted in launching the Medalist range of medical elastomers. A native of England, Sandland joined Teknor Apex in 2006 as its European market manager for TPEs. He relocated to the U.S. in 2008 to become senior industrial market manager for TPEs, before being promoted to senior medical market manager....