Hunter Promotes Key International Sales Directors
SCHAUMBURG, IL – Hunter Foundry Machinery Corporation, world leader in matchplate molding and mold handling, has announced the promotion of two key international sales directors. Former Director of Hunter-Europe Paolo Nazari, PhD has been named Managing Director – International, and former Director of Hunter do Brasil Eng Gustavo Debona has been named Director – South America.
According to company President CEO William G. Hunter, “Paolo and Gustavo have been instrumental in enhancing and expanding our global presence. These promotions recognize their contributions to our company, as well as helping to affirm its future direction.”
The opportunity to deepen customer support and consolidate its European presence prompted Hunter to open a sales and engineering facility in Legnano (Milan) Italy, when Dr. Nazari began with the company in April 2011. As Managing Director – International he is responsible for directing and managing sales, and operations (including Hunter’s sales agent network) in Europe, Russia and the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) countries, plus Africa and the Middle East, as well as South America.
Eng Gustavo Debona joined Hunter in 2001, as service manager for its South American customers when the company opened its Santa Catarina, Brazil facility. In 2010 he was named Director of Operations for Hunter do Brasil, and as Director – South America is responsible for coordinating service, sales and management of operations throughout the continent.
Hunter was established in 1964 as Hunter Automated Machinery Corporation with the invention of the world’s first gravity-filled automated matchplate molding machine. This began the company’s history of innovation that revolutionized the foundry industry. So much so that today, more foundries use Hunter than any other matchplate molding and mold handling machinery in the world. Hunter Foundry Machinery Corporation's inventions have earned nearly 150 U.S. and international patents. The company’s reach extends from its global headquarters in the U.S. through Asia-Pacific, European, and South American facilities, to customers around the world. Sales and technical support is underscored by Hunter’s $12 million+ parts inventory, established to maintain each machine's original production capability across the worldwide foundry market.