CHICAGO (June 19, 9:45 a.m. EDT) — Gammaflux LP (Booth S606) has hired Victor Chudoba to run its new office in the city of Ube, Japan.
The company makes temperature controllers for hot-runner injection molding systems.
Gammaflux President David Huntting, said the company needed to have a direct sales and service office in Japan to serve customers there.
Chudoba has 30 years of experience in the plastics industry. Most recently, he worked for 12 years for Ube Machinery Inc. in Ann Arbor, Mich., the U.S. headquarters of Japanese injection press builder Ube Industries Ltd., also based in Ube city. His most recent title was senior electrical engineer.
Chudoba left Ube late last year to become a consultant, then moved to Japan.
Gammaflux already had a presence in Japan through its distributor, Tokyo-based Nippon S.T. Johnson. The new direct sales office will support Nippon by improving customer service and technical support.
At NPE, Gammaflux is showing the new Mercury series of software for its 9500 Series of hot-runner temperature controllers. The company is touting Mercury — not surprisingly — for its speed.