Hunter Names New Marcom Manager

The following statement was made today by Bill Hunter, CEO of Hunter Foundry Machinery Corporation…

“Effective immediately, I have engaged John Katsantonis to serve as our Marketing Communications (MarCom) Manager.  John will manage PR, media relations and sales/marketing messaging; work with our sales team to create and manage cross-organizational, integrated marketing strategies; serve as a single-source management point for outside vendor and marketing services providers, from qualifying through delivery, with full purchase authority; collaborate on the development and production of promotional materials, web content and other collateral activities; provide and manage writing and/or editing of product literature and documentation content, as well as other outbound corporate communications and media materials; and develop strategic partnership opportunities and marcom materials within the foundry industry.” 

Katsantonis developed the new Hunter website, working with GreenCanyon/Kambio Group.  He has been a professional journalist, publicist and copywriter since 1978.  His agency background includes Ogilvy Mather, Bozell and Miller/Shadwick.  In 1988, he opened his own firm, The Katsantonis Group, a a media service company. 


Hunter Foundry Machinery Corporation was founded in 1964 as Hunter Automated Machinery Corporation with the invention of the first gravity-filled automated matchplate molding machine. This development established the company’s history of innovation and launched the foundry industry into a new industrial revolution. Pioneered by William “Al” Hunter in his garage, the original HMP-10 machine streamlined the laborious metal casting process by offering foundries unimagined new production capabilities, producing as many molds in one hour as most had been able to produce in an entire day. As industry demands grew, Hunter responded with advanced solutions such as automated mold handling equipment and coresetters.

Now in its 50th year, Hunter Foundry Machinery Corporation's inventions have earned nearly 150 patents around the world. With more than 1,800 molding machines and mold handling systems installed around the world, the Hunter sales and service reach extends from its manufacturing sites in North America, South America and China through its offices in the U.S., Europe, Brazil, India and Shanghai to every corner of the globe. Sales and technical support, as well as the company’s $12 million parts inventory, serve to maintain each machine's original production capability, as well as Hunter’s preeminence in the world market.



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