Mold technology supplier DME (Madison Heights, MI) has hired Chris Bustamante as a new field sales representative for the Western U.S. Bustamante will serve customers in Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Utah, Washington and Wyoming. Bustamante comes to DME from CSI/Cosmolab, where he was the sales manager for a variety of injection molding products including double-wall jars, mechanical pencils, closures, and custom injected products for the cosmetic industry.
Sheet-extrusion machinery manufacturer Processing Technologies International (PTi) has named James Johnson as is senior VP of applications and technology. A 49-year plastics industry veteran, Johnson brings a range of experience in technology, sales, and marketing to the new post, from which he will direct PTi's efforts in new technology, ventures/alliances, and application development. He will also oversee the company's new production-scale "dryer-less" HVTSE twin-screw sheet extrusion system. Johnson has been with PTi for seven years, most recently serving as senior VP of sales and marketing. Johnson has also held technical and management roles at extrusion firms Extrusion Dies International, Davis-Standard, Reifenhäuser, and Johnson Plastics Machinery....