Michael L. Smith, former sales manager for Husky Injection Molding Systems, announced that he has joined LK Systems Inc., an injection molding machinery manufacturer based in Hong Kong. Smith, who took early retirement from Husky Injection Molding Systems in 2008, is now the vice president of sales & marketing North America for LK Systems. Smith talked to PlasticsToday about the news at the recent SPI Mike Koebel Moldmakers Trade Fair in Pomona, CA.
The original company, LK Technical Holdings Ltd., was formed in 1979 in Hong Kong to manufacture die cast machines. It became one of the largest die cast machine manufacturers globally, Smith said. In 1991, LK developed injection molding machines, which are used throughout Asia, Europe, Africa and India particularly in the automotive sector with the company's larger tonnage machines.
"I formed my agreement with LK Systems on July 1, 2014," Smith said. "We established the U.S. division and incorporated in August."