Sponsored By

KraussMaffei Group has appointed Hans Ulrich Golz as the president of a common group-wide injection molding machinery segment, as Bernhard Merki, CEO of Netstal Maschinen AG, leaves the company, and Karlheinz Bourdon and Frank Peters, previously responsible for the injection molding and reaction process machinery businesses at KraussMaffei, move on to new posts within the segment.

PlasticsToday Staff

April 19, 2012

4 Min Read
Names in the News: New injection molding president at KM; NAFTA president at Bayer

KraussMaffei Group has appointed Hans Ulrich Golz as the president of a common group-wide injection molding machinery segment, as Bernhard Merki, CEO of Netstal Maschinen AG, leaves the company, and Karlheinz Bourdon and Frank Peters, previously responsible for the injection molding and reaction process machinery businesses at KraussMaffei, move on to new posts within the segment.

Jan Olaf Siebert, chairman of KraussMaffei AG’s management board, said in a release that his company want to “increase our injection molding activities throughout the Group. We will therefore maintain the independent market presence of the Netstal and KraussMaffei brands with a clearly defined product portfolio and separately operating sales organizations for both brands.”

Golz, who has a background in mechanical engineering, has served the company to date as president of the Extrusion Technology Segment and chairman of the management board of KraussMaffei Berstorff. 

Bernhard Merki, CEO of Netstal Maschinen AG, decided to step down from his position and to leave the company. “Mr. Merki has worked for Netstal in various functions since 1988. We would like to thank him for all his work and wish him all the best for the future,” Siebert state in the release. 

Bourdon will now be the Vice President Technologies, joining others in being responsible for the common segment activities in Research and Development, Product Management and Process Engineering Development. As Vice President Sales KraussMaffei, Frank Peters will have sole responsibility for sales of injection molding machinery bearing the KraussMaffei brand.

Nicolas Beyl will manage the Reaction Process Machinery Segment of KraussMaffei going forward. Succession arrangements to replace Golz as Managing Director of KraussMaffei Berstorff and President of the Extrusion Technology Segment are currently being made, the company stated.

Jerry_MacCleary.jpg

Jerry MacCleary, new Bayer MaterialScience president for the NAFTA region.

Bayer MaterialScience LLC named Jerry MacCleary president for the NAFTA region, effective June 1, 2012, replacing Greg Babe, who recently announced his planned retirement from Bayer. In addition, MacCleary will retain his leadership of the Polyurethanes marketing and business development activities of Bayer MaterialScience for the NAFTA region, a responsibility that he has held since 2004.

Patrick Thomas, President and CEO of Bayer MaterialScience AG, noted that MacCleary brings more than 30 years of experience in Bayer’s materials businesses to the new leadership role. 

MacCleary was previously head of Performance Systems at Bayer Polymers, where he was responsible for leading and implementing business strategies for various plastics and nylon products for such industries as automotive, insulation and injection molding.

MacCleary, 58, joined the Accounting Department of Bayer in 1979 and assumed positions of increasing responsibility within accounting until 1982. He then entered the Plastics Division as a technical sales representative, after which he was promoted to Marketing Manager, Sales Manager, Director and Vice President of various business units within the Plastics Division of Bayer. He also spent time abroad with two international assignments in Germany.

MacCleary serves as President of the Board of Directors for The International Isocyanate Institute, and as a Board member of the Center for the Polyurethanes Industry. He also served as Bayer's United Way Chairman for two years.

Davis-Standard LLC has brought on David Hochhauser as vice president transformational controller. Hochhauser’s primary responsibility will be to manage the financial aspects of the transitional period resulting from the acquisition of Davis-Standard by ONCAP, a mid-market private equity platform of Toronto based Onex. In addition, Hochhauser will assist with various corporate functions such as monthly reporting, financial planning, cash flow reporting and forecasting, insurance and taxes. 

Hochhauser comes to Davis-Standard from Transcend Consulting in Princeton, NJ, where he was principal owner and CFO. Prior to that position, he was finance director at Ingersoll Rand/Trane/American Standard in Piscataway, NJ. 

Toray Plastics (America) Inc. has named Lauritz Goodrich its new National Sales Manager for the  Torayfan Polypropylene Film Division. He will oversee Toray’s North American sales team and be responsible for growth in both OPP and PET film among strategic customers and key accounts in the packaging sector.
 
Goodrich joined Toray in 2007 as a Strategic Alliance Manager in the Torayfan Division. Prior to joining Toray, he worked for four years with Unilever as a packaging engineer. Before that he was a contractor with Kraft Foods Inc. 

Toray Plastics (America) Inc., is a leading manufacturer of polyester, polypropylene, and bio-based films for flexible and rigid packaging, lidding, graphic, industrial, optical, and electronic applications. 

Medical device and component supplier MRPC has hired Jessica Belongia as its Quality Assurance Engineer. The addition is part of a round of engineering and high-tech manufacturing hires for the 91-year-old company.

Belongia will be responsible for advanced quality planning on new programs and validation of new products and processes. She will coordinate activities between the MRPC quality group and MRPC engineers and their customers. Belongia brings 20 years of quality engineer and medical experience to MRPC. She obtained her Bachelor of Science degree in materials engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

Sign up for the PlasticsToday NewsFeed newsletter.

You May Also Like