Roger E. Brooks, longtime chief executive officer of Dynisco Inc., is leaving the company, but his exit will have no impact on an internal restructuring announced earlier this year, according to Brooks and an official of Dynisco's parent, Berwind Indus-tries Inc. The departure of Brooks, Dy-nisco's CEO since 1984, comes during a period of high turnover of top-level management at the Sharon, Mass.-based maker of transducers, gear pumps, screen changers, testing equipment and hot-runner systems.
Brooks, who also is president of Dynisco, announced he is leaving the company later this year in a news release issued Aug. 14. A search has begun for a new top executive.
Three high-level executives left the company during a recent four-month period.
Paul Swenson, a founder of Kona Corp. in Gloucester, Mass., left at the end of 1995. Swenson founded another Gloucester company, Kortec Inc., which manufactures coinjection systems.
Angelo Firenze, who had worked at Dynisco since 1969 and most recently was president and CEO of the now-dissolved Synex unit, left in February. He started his own consulting company, Firenze Group, in Belmont, Mass.
John Coughlin, president of Dynisco USA, the company's instrument unit, left in April. He is now president and CEO of Ben-thos Corp. of North Falmouth, Mass., a maker of in-line packaging inspection devices and underwater robots and cameras.
Jim Hamling, CEO of Berwind Industries of Nashville, Tenn., who was Brooks' immediate supervisor, called the turnover ``a series of coincidental changes.'' He said Dynisco is stable.
``Roger is an extraordinarily talented guy who has decided to do something else,'' Hamling said.
Dynisco has been owned since 1986 by Berwind Group, a family-owned holding company in Philadelphia. Closely held Ber-wind Industries, a unit of Berwind Group, oversees Dynisco.
Starting in 1988, Brooks led Dynisco through major expansion by acquiring a number of manufacturers of measurement and control products. Its product portfolio now includes Normag gear pumps; Extek extrusion screen changers; Kona injection molding hot-runner systems; Kayeness polymer test systems; and Dynisco measurement and control instruments.
Dynisco sales were about $10 million when the acquisition run began. Sales in 1996 should be about $90 million.
Brooks and Hamling both said Dynisco should enjoy record financial results this year.
``It seemed to be a logical time for me to pass on the leadership to someone else,'' Brooks said.
Although he has no immediate plans, he said he would like to remain in the plastics instrumentation sector.
Meanwhile, Hamling and Brooks said Dynisco will continue its strategy outlined at Plastics Fair Chicago, held June 11-13.
As Dynisco pushes aggressively into global markets, the firm has given its name to all its former operating companies and is establishing a regional headquarters in Hong Kong to direct its Asian operations.
The agglomeration of Dynisco-owned firms that have been operating under their own name - Normag, Kona, Kayeness, Extek and Dynisco Instruments - now carry the Dynisco Inc. name, the firm said at the Chicago show. Those company names now are product brand names, according to a spokeswoman.
Phil Doucette, the former Dynisco Inc. chief financial officer who last year was named president of Kona, now will oversee Dynisco's gear pump and screen changer operations as well.
Dynisco also will continue to restructure internally. Brooks said Dynisco is combining its human and financial resources to focus investment in marketing, sales and engineering services.
Plans for global expansion are driving most of these changes at Dynisco, which already has a European office in Heilbronn, Ger-many, and a presence in Japan through its K.K. Dynisco company in Tokyo.
Dynisco, which employs 500, expects to fill the CEO post before the end of 1996.