Plastic Technologies Inc., the developer of package technology in Holland, Ohio, has named Thierry Fabozzi as president, the company announced Aug. 23.
Fabozzi, a 30-year veteran of packaging and the machinery sector, joined PTI in 2012 as managing director for its Europe division in Switzerland. In his new position of president he is responsible for global operations, reporting to the company's board of directors.
The former PTI president, Scott Steele, has left the company. “I took an early retirement package,” Steele said by phone. He now is running SWS Consulting LLC in Perrysburg, Ohio, working on new product development of plastic packaging.
Steele spent 30 years at Plastic Technologies, joining in 1987. He was one of the first employees hired by founder Tom Brady when he started PTI in 1985.
Before joining PTI, Fabozzi was business stream packaging leader and rigid packaging specialist for Nestle's Nestec Product Technology Center Orbe in Vevey, Switzerland.
Before that, he spent seven years in technical business development positions at Milacron Holdings Corp., including the Ferromatik injection molding press operation in Germany, and the Uniloy blow molding machinery business unit in Michigan.
His experience also includes eight years as technical and research and development manager at Tetra Pak Plastics Inc. in Geneva, Switzerland.
Fabrozzi will report to Betsy Brady, chairwoman of the board of Plastic Technologies. She is Tom Brady's wife.
“Thierry's multidiscipline experience in the packaging sector makes him uniquely qualified to lead PTI's global initiatives,” Betsy Brady said. “Having spearheaded projects for brand owners, machinery manufacturers and material suppliers his entire career, he is ideally suited to take our business to the next level.”