Jim Stobie has been named VP sales and marketing at film- and sheet-extrusion system supplier Macro Engineering & Technology Inc. (Mississauga, ON). Stobie has been active in the film and sheet extrusion machinery sector for more than 25 years, spending the past 15 years in sales leadership roles. The move is part of Macro's Support Improvement Plan; a five-year objective to improve sales and service support to its customers, which began with the opening of a European office in Italy in 2011. Stobie will be stationed at Macro's headquarters in Ontario, Canada.
John F. Martich III was named Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Sumitomo (SHI) Demag's two U.S. operations: Sumitomo (SHI) Plastics Machinery (America) LLC in Norcross, GA, and Van Dorn Demag Corp. in Strongsville, OH. Martich's 25-year career with Van Dorn Demag has included time as Director of Quality Systems & Reliability Engineering, Director of Technical Service, Vice President of Aftersales, and most recently, Vice President of Operations for Van Dorn Demag Corp. and Van Dorn Service Corp. Since the March 2008 acquisition of Demag by Sumitomo, Martich has played an integral role in the integration of the U.S. operations.