Husky names Michael Evitts Vice President, MachinesFormer John Deere executive to head Husky's global injection molding machine business
For release 2005-03-22
Bolton, Ontario — Husky Injection Molding Systems has named Michael Evitts Vice President of Machines. Evitts, 53, will be responsible for Husky's complete portfolio of injection molding machines, including Hylectric, Quadloc and HyPET.
"This is a great opportunity to join what I believe is the most technologically advanced machine manufacturer in the injection molding industry," said Evitts, who joins Husky after more than 30 years with John Deere. "We have tremendous opportunities ahead of us and I’m excited to be part of such a dynamic team."
Evitts was most recently General Manager of John Deere's US$1.3 billion tractor operation in Georgia, where he led the introduction of lean manufacturing practices. He previously chaired John Deere's business council of manufacturing operations in Brazil, Mexico, India, China, Italy and Germany, with combined factory sales of US$1 billion. Evitts also held a variety of positions in operations, manufacturing and purchasing. He started his career with John Deere as a machinist in 1972.
Evitts holds a BA in accounting from Buena Vista College in Iowa and an Executive MBA from the University of Iowa.
"I believe that we will be able to learn a lot from Michael as we develop and execute our growth strategy and drive lean manufacturing programs," John Galt, Husky's Chief Operating Officer, said. "Michael's experience will no doubt help grow our business."
About Husky — Husky Injection Molding Systems (www.husky.ca) is a leading global supplier of injection molding equipment and services to the plastics industry. The company has more than 40 service and sales offices, supporting customers in over 100 countries. Husky's manufacturing facilities are located in Canada, the United States, Luxembourg and China.
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