BOLTON, ONTARIO (Dec. 21, 5:25 p.m. ET) — Husky Injection Molding Systems Ltd. has promoted two of its top sales executives in North America and Asia to global vice president positions.
Husky promoted Gerardo Chiaia, currently president of the injection press maker's Asia-Pacific and Europe, the Middle East and Africa, to vice president of global sales for beverage systems. Mike Urquhart, currently vice president of sales for the Americas, has been named vice president of global sales for packaging systems.
Chiaia and Urquhart will continue to serve as members of Husky's executive team.
“By taking a market-focused approach within our sales organization, we are aligning ourselves to more effectively respond to customer needs,” said John Galt, Husky's president and CEO.
The promotions follow Husky's announcement in October that it has formed a dedicated organization for its hot runner and controller business. The Bolton-based company has completed the transition of its global sales force to a market-based organization.
Chiaia joined Husky in 1996. He has held a number of leadership positions throughout the company's operations, marketing and sales organizations. He was named president of Asia-Pacific in 2007, then in January of 2010, was promoted to the sales leader for Asia Pacific, Europe, the Middle East and Africa.
Urquhart joined Husky in 1980, and has served in a number of executive positions. He has served as vice president of sales for the Americas since 2010.