BOLTON, ONTARIO – Husky Injection Molding Systems Ltd. has named Gerardo Chiaia, a 21-year veteran of the Bolton-based machinery manufacturer, as president of global beverage packaging.
Most recently, Chiaia served as president of Husky's hot runner and controllers. Since joining Husky in 1994, he has held a variety of positions, including vice president of beverage packaging, and Asia-Pacific president. He started out as a Husky service technician.
Chiaia holds a master's degree in engineering and automation from Metz University in France and an MBA from Sacred Heart University in Luxembourg.
Husky is the largest maker of PET preform injection presses. Over the last several years, Husky has invested in beverage packaging, rolling out innovations every 18 to 24 months.
“My goal is to ensure we continue to work as a trusted partner to understand our customer's needs and develop meaningful innovations to support their growth,” Chiaia said in a statement. “At the same time, I have confidence in the strong foundation we have established for our hot runners and controllers business and believe we will continue to flourish with the team we have in place.”
Stefano Mirti, general manager of hot runner and controllers, will lead that business. In 2013, Husky established hot runners and controllers as its own stand-alone business.
Mirti, who joined Husky in 1995, has worked in a variety of global roles at the company. He holds an engineering degree from Ecole des Mines des Nancy in France and an MBA from Sacred Heart University in Luxembourg.
Husky will showcase its hot runners and controllers at the Fakuma show, Oct. 13-17 in Friedrichshafen, Germany.