Thermoforming machinery maker Brown Machine LLC in Beaverton has announced a series of personnel moves and has re-engineered its cut-sheet machines.
``Our goal is to spend considerable more time in the field,'' to learn more about customers' technology requirements, said Jim Robbins, vice president of marketing.
In recent personnel moves, Doyle Durkee was named western regional sales manager for in-line/continuous machines, Jason Newman is eastern regional sales manager for in-line/continuous machines and Bill Kent is vice president of sales and business development and coordinates Brown's network of international sales agents.
Dave Cortner, national sales manager for cut-sheet machines, is handling the re-engineered cut-sheet lines, which have been rebranded the Ovation series. The line is based on engineering developments on earlier Brown rotary and shuttle cut-sheet models.
Ovation thermoforming machines come in three standard models: Model R-46 with a maximum mold size of 48 inches by 72 inches, Model R-58 with 60 inches by 96 inches and R-610 with 72 inches by 120 inches.
Brown also added an inside sales manager, promoting Brian Dennison. Jason Winans was named national kits sales manager, a post that covers retrofit kits for Brown equipment. Paul Mancina manages service activities, and an engineering team headed by Jim Martin supports process objectives.