Under new ownership, injection molding industry supplier Alba Enterprises LLC of Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., has added talent and is preparing for another NPE appearance.
John M. Dineen, owner and president, named Antonio De Longhi as Alba's chief technology officer in October. De Longhi has four decades of experience in the design, engineering and sales of injection molds and hot runner components and relocated to California from Italy to accept the new position.
Since 2007, De Longhi has developed new markets in Russia, Mexico, Colombia and India for Italian hot-runner company Thermoplay SpA and regularly operated from an office at Alba. He is fluent in Italian, Spanish, French and English.
In another hire, plastics industry veteran Rich McGranahan rejoined Alba in late January and serves as sales and engineering manager for the line of Cronoplast SL's Babyplast micro-injection molding machines. He held positions in California with Japanese plastics-equipment manufacturer Nissei Plastic Industrial Co. Ltd. from 1980-2009 and in Middlefield, Ohio, with injection molder Sajar Plastics LLC from 1970-1979.