Husky Injection Molding Systems, a leading industrial technology provider to the plastics processing community, announced organisational and leadership changes to its Hot Runners, Controllers and Medical (HRCM) business aimed at helping the company more quickly and effectively support evolving customer needs around the world. These changes align with Husky’s growth strategy and capitalise on existing synergies within its global operations team.
Since 2017, Husky has been expanding its digitalised Next Generation Operating Model (NGOM), aligning several of the company’s operations teams under this program. Earlier this year the company moved the Rigid Packaging Operations team under NGOM, which has proven instrumental in supporting strong growth for this business.
Husky’s recent changes follow this model and involve further expanding the NGOM team to include HRCM operations. As a result, Wes Grove, who previously held the position of Vice President of Operations for the company’s NGOM program, has been appointed to the role of Chief Operating Officer. In his new capacity, Mr. Grove is now responsible for the company’s NGOM, Rigid Packaging and HRCM global operations teams. Since joining Husky in 2000, he has held increasingly key positions that span Sales Support, Operations, Design and Development Engineering at Husky campuses around the world.
In addition, Aurelien Bastien has been appointed to the role of President to Husky’s HRCM business. Since joining Husky in 2004, Mr. Bastien has held roles of increasing responsibility throughout the global organisation and brings a wealth of business, product, customer and competitive knowledge to this role. Leading up to this appointment, he was Vice President of Beverage Packaging China, Japan and Korea, where he contributed to business growth in Asia Pacific. Stefano Mirti, Husky’s former President of HRCM, is leaving the organisation after an outstanding 24-year career with the company.
“In our quest to anticipate and exceed customer needs, and to deliver the industry’s best products and services faster and more efficiently, Husky is continuously evolving,” said John Galt, Husky’s President and CEO. “These recent changes not only support these goals, but they also reinforce our ongoing growth strategy aimed at delivering solutions in both mature and emerging markets that will give our customers breakthrough speed, quality and confidence in their investment.”