Rapid Granulator: New senior executive appointments

Rapid Granulator AB today confirmed that Kirk Winstead has assumed the role of CEO for the Rapid Group. Officially appointed on April 12th, 2011, Winstead brings his 24 years of experience with Rapid Granulator Inc. and extensive industry expertise to the position. In the previous nine years he was President of Rapid Granulator Inc., based in Cranberry Township, Pennsylvania, USA.

"I'm proud and honored to be offered this position after serving Rapid Granulator for the last 24 years," says Winstead. "We are witnessing exciting times of fast-paced change and development across our business. We have continued with impressive sales momentum from 2010 over into 2011, achieving our best first quarter order intake in many years. And we are now in a position where we can take our product development in conjunction with market and company growth to the next level."

Also announced is the appointment of Magnus Titusson as the new Managing Director for Rapid Granulator AB, Bredaryd, Sweden. Another Rapid veteran, Titusson has over 11 years experience with Rapid Granulator AB where he held the position of Technical Director for 10 years and more recently was Plant Manager and Vice Managing Director for the past year. He is located in Rapid's Head Office in Bredaryd.