CORBAS, France—Rep International, the Corbas-based manufacturer of rubber injection molding machines, said that on April 4 the firm decided to end its relationship with James Wirtz, former president of its Rep Corp. subsidiary, effective immediately.
The machinery firm disclosed the news in an April 6 post on its corporate LinkedIn page, in which it also said Rep International CEO Bruno Tabar will lead the Kodak, Tenn.-based U.S. unit until a new president can be named.
"He and the whole team at REP Corp. will ensure smooth and continuous business activities in the North American markets. All your known contacts will stay the same and will be happy to help," Rep International said in its post.
The company didn't comment beyond its statement.
Rep was founded in 1907 and marketed its first plastic injection machine in 1948. It tailored its injection unit to rubber injection molding in 1961, and later shifted its focus to emphasize the rubber side of the business.
The U.S. subsidiary provides sales and technical support to about 200 North American customers, according to Rep International's website.