Trexel Inc. (Wilmington, MA), developer of the MuCell microcellular foaming injection molding technology, has named Brian Bechard as President and CEO. Bechard has held senior positions at Synventive Molding Solutions since 2008, where he was Vice President - Operations, Vice President and General Manager of North America and, most recently, Vice President and General Manager of Europe living in Germany.
Prior to joining Synventive, Bechard held senior manufacturing positions at Avery Dennison, where he ran an injection molding and extrusion plant. He is a graduate of the United States Military Academy and Harvard Business School. He will begin his position at Trexel on October 12, 2015.
"I'm excited to be joining Trexel, whose technologies are aimed at solving some of the major challenges facing injection molders: Making plastic parts lighter, improving dimensional stability and reducing production costs. I look forward to working with the team of Trexel to drive the company through its next phase of growth."
Bechard will work out of the company's global headquarters in Wilmington, MA.
"Brian will be instrumental in developing engineering and marketing strategies to improve our global MuCell penetration and to acquire other complementary technologies to help Trexel expand its range of solutions to our customer base," said David Bernstein, Chairman of the Board. "With his strong breadth of knowledge and experience, we are very excited to welcome him to Trexel."