Martin Baumann has been named vice president and general manager for Maag Americas, the U.S. operation of Maag Pump Systems AG, the Swiss maker of melt pumps, pelletizers and continuous melt filters.
"Martin brings a wealth of experience with him having worked previously at renowned market leaders in the plastics machinery industry," said Ueli Thuerig, president of Maag Group.
Baumann comes to Maag from Erema North America, where he was vice president of sales at the recycling equipment company. He previously held executive positions at injection press, robot and hot runner maker Husky Injection Molding Systems Ltd.
Baumann said Maag Americas is known for customer service and product quality. Maag brands include Maag pump and filtration Systems, Automatik Scheer strand pelletizers, Gala Automatik underwater pelletizers, Reduction pulverizers and Ettlinger continuous melt filters.
"There is significant opportunity to further leverage our global footprint to accelerate product development, enhance the customer experience and deepen our relationships with customers, as well as driving operational improvements," Baumann said.
Maag Pump Systems is gearing up for the upcoming K 2019 show in Düsseldorf, Germany, where it will exhibit at Hall 9, Booth A04.