Milacron LLC has made a series of organization changes, including creating a global key accounts team and several new positions, as part of the plastics machinery maker's customer-driven strategic focus.
In moves announced March 3, Glenn Anderson becomes senior vice president of global key accounts. Anderson had been Milacron's vice president and general manager of North American injection machinery and global extrusion. He has more than 27 years of experience in injection and extrusion technologies.
Anderson has held leadership positions with the Washington-based Society of the Plastics Industry Inc., including his current post as chairman of the NPE2012 operations committee.
Dave Lawrence, president of Milacron's worldwide plastics machinery unit, said the moves are designed to provide Milacron's expertise anywhere in the world.
Milacron is in a strong financial position to support these efforts with resources to move in new and innovative ways, Lawrence said in a news release.
The Batavia-based company makes injection presses, extruders, blow molding machines, structural foam machines, mold components and industrial fluids used in metal cutting.
Milacron also is reorganizing its sales staff on a regional basis, instead of the past alignment along product lines.
The U.S. and Canadian market will be grouped into two regions. Robert Strickley is now vice president of sales for east/central North America; Tom Brown will be vice president of sales of south/ west North America. Both are Milacron veterans.
The Mexico market will be combined with the Latin and South American markets, with Michael Ferlic as the new vice president of sales.
Fadi Abdal will become vice president of sales for the Middle East and Africa.
Finally, Mike Puhalla is assuming the new post of general manager and technical director for the global extrusion organization.