Names in the news: Husky, Engel, Songwon, Motoman, Gloucester, Shore Plastics, Argotec, EU Plastic Pipes & Fittings Assn.


Husky Injection Molding Systems (Bolton, ON) has named Gerardo Chiaia to the new role of president, hot runners, establishing the hot runners unit as its own stand-alone business, and promoting Keith Carlton to VP Global Sales beverage packaging, filling the role formerly held by Chiaia. The supplier of molds, hot runners, and injection molding machines is also creating a new business development team dedicated to launching new products. Husky President and CEO John Galt told PlasticsToday that the company's hot runners unit was previously run as a market-aligned team within Husky's overall organization and had access to shared resources and support. "Today, it is a stand-alone business with dedicated resources and support," Galt said. Chiaia, who joined Husky in 1994, has worked across the company's service, sales, and manufacturing operations. Since December 2011, he acted as the Beverage Packaging business VP Global Sales, a role that will now be filled by Carlton. Carlton, who joined Husky in 1999, has held a number of senior engineering and management positions within the company, including acting as COO since 2008. In Husky's previous organizational structure, Carlton was accountable for all manufacturing operations globally. In the new structure, operational accountability has been aligned with each of the company's core markets, according to Galt. Kees Meeusen has been promoted to Vice President, Global Beverage Packaging Operations and will assume a large portion of Carlton’s former responsibilities. Robert Domodossola, a 15-year Husky veteran, has been charged with running a dedicated team responsible for developing, refining, and launching products, taking the title of VP engineering and business development. Domodossola has been Husky's director of development engineering since December 2008. In this new role, Domodossola will join Husky's executive team.
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