RETFORD, England (Nov. 3)—Icon Polymer Group has appointed James Bruchas vice president of new business development, U.S., to further the specialty rubber part maker's growth in the region.
Icon Polymer, based in Retford, recently opened its first sales office in North America, in Atlanta, with the aim of increasing its sales of automotive, aerospace and pharmaceutical parts in this market. Icon Managing Director Richard Gogerty has said the group's eventual aim is to buy a manufacturing operation in the U.S., to further kick-start its growth.
Bruchas has a military background as an Air Force pilot, ending his career in the Pentagon. He then worked for Vought Aircraft Industries in senior engineering and management positions.