SUWANEE, Ga. (Dec. 11, 2007) — Habasit Belting L.L.C. and KVP Inc., a company acquired by Habasit last year, are combining their operations and creating two operating divisions.
The new organization, which has yet to be named, will consist of the Fabric Belt and Gears Division, headed up by Bert Flieger, and the newly formed Plastic Division, where Chris Nigon will serve as president.
The Fabric Belt and Gears Division will be comprised of the fabric belt operations in Buffalo, N.Y.; Middletown, Conn.; and Suwanee. All sales and marketing activities related to fabric belts, SBT seamless belts and HabaSYNC timing belts, along with the company's Rossi Motors and Gears business will be part of the division, Habasit said.
The Plastic Division will include the firm's Reading, Pa., and Suwanee modular plastic belting and chain units along with all sales and marketing activities associated with HabasitLINK, KVP, HabaCHAIN and HabiPLAST products, according to Habasit.
Nigon and Flieger will report to Harry Cardillo, CEO of operations of the combined organization. Jim Swartwout will assume the newly created post of CEO finance and administration.
By creating separate divisions, Habasit will be able to concentrate product and application knowledge to better serve the market, the company said.