Injection press maker Sumitomo (SHI) Demag has promoted John F. Martich III to chief operating officer of the company's two U.S. operations: Sumitomo (SHI) Plastics Machinery (America) LLC in Norcross, and Van Dorn Demag Corp. in Strongsville, Ohio.
Martich will lead all business operations of both locations. He will continue to be based in Strongsville.
In his 25-year career with Van Dorn Demag, Martich has held a variety of positions, including director of quality systems and reliability engineering; director of technical service; and vice president of aftermarket sales. Most recently, he was vice president of operations for Van Dorn Demag and Van Dorn Service Corp.
The company announced the news July 2.
Sumitomo Demag formed in 2008 when Sumitomo Heavy Industries Ltd. of Japan bought Schwaig, Germany-based Demag Ergotech GmbH and Van Dorn Demag Corp. in Strongsville.