Bolton, Ontario — The former head of Electrolux North America will become the new president and chief operating officer of Husky Injection Molding Systems Ltd., Husky announced Jan. 25.
Jack Truong will take the executive position at Husky effective Feb. 1. Truong was previously president and CEO of Electrolux North America, as well as executive vice president of the parent company, Swedish appliance manufacturer AB Electrolux.
Husky CEO John Galt called the news “an exciting day” for the Bolton-based maker of injection molding machines, hot runners and robots. “Jack's global multisector experience and history of delivering strong growth in a challenging environment are key attributes for this role,” Galt said in a statement. “As we look to the future, Jack's demonstrated ability to anticipate global market trends will be important to supporting our long-term growth objectives.”
Truong will have complete oversight for the day-to-day operations of Husky's global business. He will have leadership responsibility for executing the company's strategy and priorities.
Truong has a doctorate's degree in chemical engineering from the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, N.Y.
Before working at Electrolux, Truong had a 22-year career at 3M, where he held senior leadership positions throughout the United States, Europe and Asia-Pacific.
In a statement, Truong said: “Having spent much of my career in the consumer products sector, I am familiar with the role packaging plays in influencing purchasing decisions. What I admire about Husky, and what excites me about joining the organization is Husky's strong global brand and commitment to innovation and quality.
“Husky understands that products from their systems make their way into the hands of millions of consumers, worldwide, every day. Looking for new ways to produce cost-effective, high quality parts that are both attractive and safe for the end consumer is a great way to spend each day.”
Husky is owned by private equity firm Berkshire Partners LLC.