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    • Husky announces market-focused sales organization

      Release 2011-12-21

      BOLTON, Ontario - Husky Injection Molding Systems today announced changes within its global sales organization. Gerardo Chiaia, currently leading the company’s Asia Pacific and EMEA sales organization, has been named Vice-President, Global Sales for Beverage Packaging. In addition, Mike Urquhart, currently Husky’s sales leader in the Americas, has been named Vice-President, Global Sales for Packaging Systems. Mr. Chiaia and Mr. Urquhart will continue serving as members of Husky’s executive team.

      “By taking a market-focused approach within our sales organization, we are aligning ourselves to more effectively respond to customer needs. We are hopeful that this increased market focus will allow us to develop more effective solutions to allow our customers to grow and compete successfully on a global basis,” said John Galt, Husky’s President and CEO. “Both Gerardo and Mike are accomplished sales executives with the experience required to lead these newly formed global teams. In their new market-focused roles I am confident that they will be able to deepen customer relationships in our core markets of beverage bottles and closures, and specialty packaging.”

      In October 2011, Husky announced the formation of a dedicated organization for its hot runner and controller business, which included sales accountability. With today’s announcement Husky has completed the transition of its global sales force to a market-based organization.

      Mr. Chiaia has served as Husky’s sales leader for Asia Pacific, Europe, the Middle East and Africa since January 2010. Since joining Husky in 1996, Mr. Chiaia has held positions of increasing responsibility across Husky’s service, sales and manufacturing operations. Mr. Chiaia holds a Masters in Engineering and Automation from Metz University (France) and an MBA from Sacred Heart University (Luxembourg).

      Mr. Urquhart has served as Vice-President, Americas Sales since 2010. Since joining Husky in 1980, Mr. Urquhart has served in a number of leadership positions throughout the company’s operations, marketing and sales organizations. Mr. Urquhart holds an MBA from York University with a focus on Management Science and Corporate Finance and a Mechanical Engineering Degree from the University of Waterloo.

      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, Austria and China.

      For more information, please contact:
      Media Relations
      Husky Injection Molding Systems
      E-mail: media@husky.ca

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