Milacron Inc. plans to announce top management changes in its most important market - North American injection molding machinery - on June 28.
The Cincinnati company also confirmed that another top official has left.
The company said the changes are designed to create a stronger group and to ``speed the implementation of new tactics.''
Ross Anderson, a 15-year Milacron veteran, was promoted to vice president, and general manager for the North American injection press business. He held positions in finance and business development, including group controller of the plastics machinery technologies business, before being named corporate controller in 2002.
Anderson will be responsible for all U.S. operations relating to the injection press business, including Milacron's assembly plant in Batavia, Ohio, and a machining plant in Mount Orab, Ohio. He also will cover engineering, sales and marketing, field service and finance. He will report to Karlheinz Bourdon, vice president of plastics machinery technologies.
In the other change, Glenn Anderson - no relation to Ross Anderson - was named a vice president, and general sales manager for the North American injection press business. He had been general manager of Milacron's extrusion systems business. He will direct the injection press sales force and serve as a key account contact for customers.
Milacron also confirmed that Dale Werle, another company veteran, no longer is with the company. He had been president of the North American injection press business. A Milacron spokesman said Werle was becoming more involved in sales and marketing in the last six months - a role that Glenn Anderson now is taking over.
Machinery industry sources said Werle was asked to leave. The Milacron spokesman would not confirm that. Werle could not be reached for comment.