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Larry Doyle has been promoted to president of Conair, replacing Chris Keller, who held that position while also serving as president and CEO of Conair's parent company, International Plastics Equipment Group (IPEG; Franklin, PA).

PlasticsToday Staff

June 12, 2012

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Doyle promoted to president of Conair

Larry Doyle has been promoted to president of Conair, replacing Chris Keller, who held that position while also serving as president and CEO of Conair's parent company, International Plastics Equipment Group (IPEG; Franklin, PA). Doyle, who joined Conair six years ago from injection molding machinery manufacturer Demag Plastics Group (now Sumitomo (SHI) Demag), most recently served as VP of global sales & marketing for the Cranberry Township, PA based supplier of auxiliaries, automation, and downstream extrusion equipment.

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Larry Doyle, president Conair

Larry Doyle, recently promoted to president of Conair.

Keller credited Doyle in a release with developing Conair's position globally, spearheading the launch of the Nu-Vu Conair joint venture in India, while overseeing "remarkable" growth in Asia and Latin America.

"As President of Conair, [Doyle] will now also be able to focus his managerial skills on further developing our capabilities to better satisfy our customer needs and market demands," Keller stated in the release.

Keller said his future work will focus on strengthening the IPEG shared-services model, which provides manufacturing and other support to IPEG's two major brands, Conair and Rapid Granulator. Beyond that, he said he plans on identifying growth opportunities for the group while supporting the on-going development of the Conair and Rapid brands.

Doyle's plastics industry career began in 1995 as International Sales Coordinator for vertical injection-molding machine manufacturer, Autojectors. Immediately prior to joining Conair, he was director of sales and marketing for the aforementioned Demag Plastics Group.

In his time with Conair, Doyle also oversaw the launch of a new upstream-extrusion product group and initiated a major overhaul of Conair's sales organization, including the hiring of long-time industry veteran, Steve Petrakis.

Doyle also serves on the Equipment Council of the Society of the Plastics Industry and chaired the Sales & Marketing Committee for NPE 2012 and NPE 2009.  He holds a BA in Political Science and Philosophy from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. 

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