PAWCATUCK, Conn.—Davis-Standard L.L.C. has added one person to its team who will focus on the global liquid coating business, and promoted another who will lead aftermarket sales in North America.
Both hires were made official Aug. 12.
Jay Baxter, formerly of Neenah Inc., has joined Davis-Standard's Converting Systems team as commercial product director, responsible for growing the company's international business in liquid coating.
Baxter previously served as marketing director with Neenah, working in sandpaper, masking tape, medical packaging and sensitive labels. Prior to that, Baxter spent nearly two decades with Kimberly-Clark in sales, marketing, purchasing and process engineering roles with non-woven fabrics.
"We are pleased to have Jay's range of experience and knowledge as we expand our reach in liquid coating applications," said Danis Roy, Davis-Standard vice president of sales, films and flexible packaging. "One of his first projects as a new process engineer was to purchase and install Davis-Standard feedscrews.
"He understands the paper and non-wovens market and Davis-Standard equipment capabilities, which will serve our customers well as they pursue quality, efficiency, and profitability."
In addition to Baxter's hire, Joe Guigli was promoted to vice president, aftermarket sales of North America.
Guigli will lead and structure customer service goals, field sales coverage and improve market penetration throughout the U.S. and Canada.
Guigli, who has worked for Davis-Standard for more than 13 years, has worked with the company as regional sales manager, inside aftermarket sales and product manager.
"Joe's aftermarket expertise and leadership of a dedicated team better positions us to provide resources and support to customers," said Zachary Ament, executive vice president of Davis-Standard. "North America continues to be a strong and growing market for us. Providing customers with aftermarket products that improve operational efficiency, application development, and other profitability-driven goals is essential."
Davis-Standard continues to seek candidates for coverage in three new regions, including the West, upper Midwest and Northeast/Canada.
Those interested can visit this site for more information.
Based in Connecticut, Davis-Standard works in the design, development and distribution of extrusion and converting technology and machines for the rubber and other industries.