igus, the Cologne, Germany-based manufacturer of motion plastics, announced it has selected a new leadership team for its North American business unit in Providence, R.I. The North American leadership group now includes:
- Tom Miller, VP of the igus dry-tech division
- Joe Ciringione, VP of the igus e-chain systems division
- Anne Hardee, VP of Human Resources
- Gerry Fournier, VP of Operations
- Greg Silva, VP of Finance
With a focus on solutions, service, and sustainability, the new leadership team will be tasked with helping igus expand its presence in North America.
“At igus we are continually raising the bar to deliver better solutions for our customers,” said Artur Peplinski, President and CEO of igus, who will oversee the new directors. “These appointments will enable us to continue to grow our business, invest in our employees, and increase value for our customers.”
All of the new leaders have established themselves as distinguished business executives. Miller, a graduate of Northeastern University, joined the company in 1999 and oversees all aspects of the company’s dry-tech division. Ciringione joined igus in 1995, starting out with the company as an inside sales technical representative. He has led the company’s highly successful e-chain division since 2003.
Hardee joined igus in 2001 and also brings more than three decades of experience to her role. Fournier attended Bridgewater State University and came to the company in 2001. He is responsible for all day-to-day manufacturing, logistics, and purchasing operations. Silva joined igus in 2018. A graduate of Bryant University, Silva brings more than 30 years of financial and business expertise to his position.
“We are dreaming of a different kind of igus,’’ said igus® Chief Executive Officer Frank Blase. “We are dreaming of an igus that has the sense of really improving the world, in a genuine, honest and measurable way.”
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