Milacron said Friday it named Robert K. Simpson president of global plastics machinery, effective immediately.
Simpson, 46, is responsible for all aspects of the operations, including engineering, manufacturing, sales, service and aftermarket. The heads of Milacron’s three major global plastics machinery businesses now report to him: Dr. Karlheinz Bourdon, injection molding; Mr. Guido Re, blow molding; and Mr. David Bertke, extrusion.
Simpson is the former president of Siegel Robert Automotive, a privately owned company and one of the largest molders of plastics parts for the automotive industry in North America. Prior to that, he was at Textron, then the largest plastics molding company in the world, where he held a succession of positions of increasing responsibility including president of Kautex Textron North America, a global supplier specializing in plastic blowmolded automotive fuel systems.