Wilmington, Mass. — Trexel Inc., maker of the MuCell process, has named Hans Wobbe, a leading European technology expert, as its strategic technology advisor.
Wobbe will help Trexel develop innovative foaming technologies, “to broaden its market reach,” the Wilmington-based company said in announcing the news March 3.
Wobbe has worked as chief technology officer for Engel Molding GmbH, a global position. He also held several major posts at other German plastics machinery manufacturers, such as Werner & Pfleiderer GmbH and KraussMaffei Group.
He also recently was named to chief strategy officer at Guangdong Yizumi Precision Machinery Co. Ltd. in China. Trexel notes this in its press release.
He is a member of the founding board of the Institute for Lightweight Structures and Hybrid Systems at the University of Paderborn, Germany. And at the Institute of Plastics Processing (IKV) at the RWTH University in Aachen, Germany, Wobbe is responsible for connecting research to industry.
“We are so excited to bring someone with [his] knowledge, expertise and experience onto the Trexel team,” said Brian Bechard, Trexel's president and CEO.
Wobbe said he is eager to help expand the MuCell process, which he said will become a “worldwide standard process” with “broad appeal and use.”
“So many parts that are produced today in solid should be produced using physical foaming, and I would like to help Trexel realize this potential,” Wobbe said.