SAM (Sung An Machinery Co., Ltd.)

Paul Strawford, SAM’s New Regional Sales Manager of Asia

SAM has appointed Paul Strawford as Regional Sales Manager of Asia, broadly described as from China to India and every countries in-between. As Sales manager in the SAM Group, Paul will be responsible for sales and marketing in Asia, as well as supporting SAM’s regional agents and local customers in Philippines and Malaysia. Initially, he will mainly focus on extrusion coating and laminating machinery, and will expend in his roles on coating and gravure printing machinery in the future.
Paul began his career in the plastics industry in 1974 with an extrusion machine manufacturer located in the UK working as a service engineer in Europe, America and Asia. There he was responsible for installations and commissioning of cast, sheet and blown film lines. In 1992, he move to Procom Inc. (USA) and where he ran 3 plants producing sheet film. The combination of service and production experience gave him a better understanding of how customers think of “Customer Service” and a desire to provide genuine customer support. Paul then joined another extrusion machine manufacturer in the USA where he opened a sales and service office in Manila, Philippines. There he led a service team responsible for Asia where in 1995, he was introduced to the extrusion coating business.
Paul joins SAM with an eye on future new processes and products. Prior to joining SAM, Paul was impressed by SAM’s product range, R&D, and the opening of SAM North America LLC in the United States in 2010 and SAM Europe Srl in Italy in January of 2013. Paul’s knowledge and experience will strengthen SAM in the plastic extrusion industry.
SAM has been manufactured gravure printing, solution coating, and extrusion and laminating machinery since 1960. SAM is aiming to improving the customer’s process and operation knowledge and be the first machinery supplier that customer’s think of when they need either new equipment or service and process assistance in the converting and flexible packaging industry.
Paul Strawford /Regional Sales Manager(Asia)
Malaysia +60 169 971 566 | Philippines +63 918 916 3184
E-mail: paul@sam-asia.com