Brampton taps Gary Hughes to lead

By Bill Bregar
Senior Staff Reporter

Published: December 4, 2013 2:47 pm ET
Updated: December 4, 2013 2:50 pm ET

Image By: Brampton Engineering Inc. Gary Hughes

Related to this story

Topics Machinery

Brampton Engineering Inc., a Canada-based maker of blown film machinery, has a new top executive: Gary Hughes, who has years of packaging-related experience as a former employee of injection press maker Husky Injection Molding Systems Ltd. and printing equipment suppler Muller Martini Canada Inc.

Hughes, 51, joined Brampton Engineering Nov. 18 as president and CEO, leading the company's worldwide operations.

Hughes worked at Husky from 1983 through 2001, with one break to run a venture capital firm. He worked on the PET development team, and then when he rejoined the machinery maker he helped start Husky's Advanced Manufacturing Center in 1993 at the headquarters in Bolton, Ontario. The AMC acted as a model injection molding factory, proving out equipment for customers.

In 2002, he left Husky to join Miller Martini Canada, part of a Swiss printing equipment company. Most recently, he was president and CEO of the Canadian operation. He helped lead the business into equipment to print onto flexible packaging and labels.

He left Muller Martini to join Brampton Engineering, in the city of Brampton, Ontario.

Brampton Engineering makes lines to produce blown film up to 11 layers. It pioneered the Aqua¬frost system, which uses a water-quenched process instead of air to cool the film quickly. The firm also designs and builds monolayer and three-layer dies for running specialized film.

Board member Barrie Laver had been interim CEO during the past several months while Brampton Engineering conducted a search for a new top executive.

"I am excited to join Brampton Engineering at this time in its history," Hughes said. "As a leader in the multilayer barrier film market, the company is seeing growth in sales to both existing and new customers."

Brampton Engineering's chairman, David Sutin, said Hughes has "superior leadership skills and the right mix of experience."


Comments

Brampton taps Gary Hughes to lead

By Bill Bregar
Senior Staff Reporter

Published: December 4, 2013 2:47 pm ET
Updated: December 4, 2013 2:50 pm ET

Post Your Comments


Back to story


More stories

Image

Top export markets for Italian machinery and molds

April 17, 2014 9:00 am ET

Top export markets for Italian machinery and molds    More

Negri Bossi's new owners may 'bring significant manufacturing' to US

April 16, 2014 1:09 pm ET

Italian plastics equipment major Negri Bossi may “bring significant manufacturing of injection molding machines back to the United...    More

Image

Polyair rebuilds from Sandy with help from Process Control

April 16, 2014 4:11 pm ET

Hurricane Sandy gutted Polyair Inter Pack Inc.'s Carlstadt, N.J., plant more than a year ago, and Brian Clawson won't soon forget the devastation.    More

JSW looks to improve equipment servicing in Europe through contract

April 15, 2014 11:09 am ET

Tokyo-based manufacturer of extruding machinery Japan Steel Works (JSW) has signed an agreement with a Dutch company to help it improve servicing on...    More

Image

US equipment firm buys Negri Bossi

April 14, 2014 1:58 pm ET

Italian plastics equipment major Sacmi Group's offerings are getting a U.S. identity. Sacmi has sold its plastics division to Kingsbury Corp., a machi...    More

Market Reports

Thermoformed Packaging 2014 Market Review & Outlook North America

This in-depth report provides analysis and discussions of economic and political conditions, market trends, legislative/regulatory activity impacting supply and demand, business opportunities and threats, materials pricing, manufacturing technology, as well as strategies being implemented by thermoformed packaging companies. In addition, there are reviews of 25 leading thermoformers in the packaging segment, assessing their growth initiatives and performance metrics over 10 years.

Learn more

Automotive Market Review and Outlook 2014 The Americas

This 75-page report features in-depth analysis of the automotive industry for the Americas. It includes discussions of market trends, legislative/regulatory activity impacting production and threats as well as design strategies being implemented by the major automakers. Detailed charts and data tables outline North American automotive production over the last five years.

Learn more

Plastics Building & Construction Market Review and Outlook 2014 with MS Excel chart data

This report provides in-depth analysis of the plastic building and construction market for North America, including discussions of trends, opportunities, threats and the latest developments in construction trends that impact plastics processors.

Learn more

Upcoming Plastics News Events

May 6, 2014 - May 8, 2014Plastics in Medical Devices 2014

May 12, 2014 - May 12, 2014Plastics News Brazil Pharma Summit

September 10, 2014 - September 12, 2014Plastics Caps & Closures 2014

February 3, 2015 - February 7, 2015Plastics News Executive Forum 2015

More Events