Wed, Mar 18th 2015 11:00 am
Technologies International (PTi), a
leading global manufacturer of high-performance sheet extrusion machinery, has
announced the appointment of Gary Kemp as aftermarket sales and customer service
director under a newly rededicated customer service initiative. The company
made the announcement at NPE 2015: The International Plastics Showcase, March
23-27 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando (Booth #W4182).
oversee PTi's aftermarket and customer service department with responsibilities
for upgrades, parts, service, and installation. He brings broad knowledge and
experience in management of technical product lines, engineering requirements,
installation/project management, scheduling, and lean manufacturing.
"We're thrilled to have a highly experienced professional
like Gary as part of our team," said Dana Hanson, president of PTi. "He will
lead our focused effort to meet the growing demand for services and parts that
is a natural by-product of our continually growing installed machine base."
Kemp has more than 25 years of
experience as project manager for installations and service at Goss
International Corp. in Bolingbrook, Ill. He held wide-ranging responsibilities
including director of aftermarket order management, director of materials and
import products, and manager of global product planning.
"I look forward to bringing greater
visibility and expanding PTi's parts and service business," said Kemp. "We plan
to work closely with new and existing customers, providing the necessary
support and services to maximize and grow their business." In particular, Kemp
said PTi will focus on an expanded inventory and enhancements such as drive
upgrades, control upgrades, and roll lock-outs which will deliver greater
flexibility, increased productivity, and responsiveness to its customers.
PTi sees additional market
opportunities through its aftermarket offering of coaters, accumulators,
slitters, and winders that complement the balance of its sheet extrusion
products, while also offering customers retrofit upgrades for aged lines or
replacements for competitive extrusion systems.
Kemp earned a Bachelor of Science
degree in industrial technology from Illinois State University and completed
training for a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt.