Injection molding machine manufacturer Sumitomo (SHI) Demag Plastics Machinery North America Inc., Suwanee, Ga., announced a series of new hires and appointments.
Bob Brady has joined the company in the newly created position of business development manager – medical/healthcare. Brady comes to Sumitomo from SMC Ltd., where he was a new process development/validation manager. His 30-year career also includes working for Nypro, which was acquired by Jabil in 2013, where he was a global project manager.
Dan Anderson, who has 10 years of experience in the plastics industry, has rejoined Sumitomo as a regional sales manager. He had been with the company from 2013 to 2015 and has also worked for LK Machinery International Ltd. and Arburg.
Tony Marchelletta, who first joined the company in 2010 as a regional sales manager for the Midwest, has been appointed national sales manager. His experience prior to joining Sumitomo includes sales management positions with Autojectors, Milacron and QSI Automation. Marchelletta also is an active member of the Plastics Industry Association, and serves on its Equipment Council, Committee on Equipment Statistics and NPE Operations Committee.
Chad Mefford, who joined Sumitomo in 2018 as inside sales manager, has been appointed GM of sales and Georgia/Illinois operations. His experience includes stints with IMS Gear Holding Inc., Alutrim NA, Neaton Automotive Products Manufacturing Inc., Pentaflex Inc. and Yamada North America.