Davis-Standard: Panozzo and Murphy to Head Davis-Standard, LLC Business Units

Davis-Standard, LLC recently announced several top level promotions, including the appointment of new leadership for its Converting Systems and Extrusion Systems business units.

Extrusion Systems
Jim Murphy has been promoted to president of Davis-Standard, LLC Extrusion Systems. In this capacity, Mr. Murphy will continue to be responsible for all Extrusion Systems’ marketing, sales and technology functions. He will also lead efforts to aggressively pursue new market opportunities that will drive improved sales and earnings. Ernie Plasse has been promoted to executive vice president of Extrusion Systems. Mr. Plasse will maintain responsibility for all Extrusion Systems’ manufacturing, engineering and service functions, and will continue to lead the company’s “GROW” initiative to improve cycle times and overall effectiveness. John Zachow has been named business director for wire and cable and Merritt products. With this promotion, Mr. Zachow increases his existing responsibilities for wire and cable to include oversight of sales and marketing for Merritt Products in conjunction with Sandy Guthrie.

Converting Systems
Mark Panozzo has been promoted to president of Converting Systems. He will assume leadership responsibility for all Converting Systems brands including Black Clawson Converting Machinery, Egan and ER-WE-PA. Hassan Helmy will continue in his role as executive vice president responsible for marketing, sales and technology functions for Converting Systems. He will also continue as a managing director for Davis-Standard GmbH.

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