Ontario-based Husky Injection Molding Systems announced changes within its Global Beverage Packaging organization appointing Gerardo Chiaia as President of that division. Since joining Husky in 1994, Chiaia has held multiple roles in service, sales and manufacturing operations. Most recently, he held the role of President of Hot Runners and Controllers, a standalone business that was started back in 2013. Prior to that, he was Vice President of Beverage Packaging. Chiaia holds a Master’s in Engineering and Automation from Metz University in France and an MBA from Sacred Heart University in Luxembourg.
“As an industry leader, Husky is committed to evolving our business to meet the changing needs of the industry and of our customers. My goal is to ensure we continue to work as a trusted partner to understand our customer’s needs and develop meaningful innovations to support their growth,” said Chiaia. “At the same time, I have confidence in the strong foundation we have established for our Hot Runners and Controllers business and believe we will continue to flourish with the team we have in place.”
Stefano Mirti, General Manager of Hot Runner and Controller Operations, will spearhead the organization during this transition period focusing on growth, delivering customer value and industry-leading product innovation. He came to Husky in 1995 and has a breadth of experience in various global roles throughout the organization, having worked in Hot Runners and Controllers, operations, as well as sales and service. He holds an Engineering degree from Ecole des Mines de Nancy in France and an MBA from Sacred Heart University in Luxembourg.
Over the past several years, Husky has continued to make great strides in its Beverage Packaging business, focusing on a steady pace of innovation every 18 to 24 months.
Husky’s hot runners and controllers will be on display at the upcoming Fakuma 2015 tradeshow in Friedrichshafen, Germany, from Oct. 13-17.