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Names in the News: Husky’s Urquhart, Demag’s Votinov and TKSC’s Al-Munifi

At Husky Injection Molding Systems—the Bolton, ON-based manufacturer of hot runners, PET perform molds, and injection molding machines—Carmen Lowe, its VP, North American sales since 2008, announced his intention to retire after 23 years with the company. Succeeding him will be Mike Urquhart, who since 2007 has been VP, Latin American sales and now will assume sales leadership responsibility for Husky's business throughout the Americas.

PlasticsToday Staff

September 29, 2010

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Names in the News: Husky’s Urquhart, Demag’s Votinov and TKSC’s Al-Munifi

A transition of Lowe's responsibilities will begin October 1, 2010, with his official retirement beginning in early 2011. Urquhart joined Husky in 1980. In this new role, he has also been appointed to Husky's executive team.

There has also been a retirement at injection molding machinery manufacturer Sumitomo (SHI) Demag Plastics Machinery, where the company's managing director of its subsidiary in Moscow, Russia, Sergej Sorokin, has retired. Succeeding him is Alexander Votinov, who joins the company after working in sales and then management of a Moscow-based moldmaker.

The company is a relative old-timer in Russia's injection molding market with 20 years of in-country representation and, beyond the Moscow offices, also has sales and service offices throughout the country, including in St. Petersburg, Samara, Nishnny Novgorod, und Ufa. According to the company it has placed more than 3000 presses at processors in Russia and the former Soviet republics.

In Kuwait, The Kuwait Styrene Company (TKSC) announced the appointment of Adel Al-Saad Al-Munifi as its new CEO. Al-Munifi, a Kuwaiti citizen, has over 20 years experience in the petrochemical sector and joins TKSC as its CEO after several roles in the petrochemical industry with the most recent being business director  at EQUATE Petrochemical Company and president of EQUATE Marketing Company.

TKSC is Kuwait's first and only producer of styrene monomer, established in 2004 as an international joint venture between Kuwait Aromatics Company (KARO) and The Dow Chemical Company (Dow).

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