USA : Change in the Governance of Rep Corporation
Jim Wirtz has been named president of our US subsidiary.
REP Corp. is a longtime leader in rubber molding presses and related equipment for the North American market.
New President and New Head Office
He succeeds Tim Graham who has decided to take a reduced role at the company. Jim Wirtz will be responsible for the direction of Rep Corp. He will be based at the new head office in Kodak, near Knoxville, Tenn.
A Lifetime of Experience in the Rubber Molding Industry
Jim learned the business from all aspects of mold design and contract production at Wirtz Manufacturing (Michigan), the family-owned company.
A few words from our new North-American President:
"My entire working life has been centered around the rubber injection and extrusion business. It is an honor to lead REP Corporation and be a part of the REP International global network, staying in the industry where my grandfather, father and I have all spent our careers. It’s where I belong.”
ROMANIA: Brasov, home to our new agent
Plastics Bavaria SRL joined REP international’s sales network in March 2019
Plastics Bavaria is a medium-sized company founded in 2003. It is renowned for its comprehensive expertise in the field of injection molding.
Joint Interview of the New Partners
Radu Mares, C.E.O. (Plastics Bavaria)
" When looking at the premium brands Plastics Bavaria is representing in it’s already 16 year-long activity in Romania, it was only natural to turn to REP as it is the world leader in rubber injection. REP fits perfectly along international brand names like KraussMaffei, Motan Colortronic or Regloplas. Our customers are the winners of this joint effort because they have now access to world class rubber processing equipment, service and services from one supplier, all at very competitive prices."
Stewart Knight, Sales Manager (REP international):
"The commercial success of REP in Romania in recent years brought the necessity of having a local partner to communicate directly with our new customers. PLASTICS BAVARIA and REP share the same thirst for EXCELLENCE so when the opportunity arose, the companies came together naturally. The speed at which this partnership is developing is due not only to technical respect and competences, but also to the people involved, working as a team."”
INDIA: New Vice President of Sales & Operational Marketing
Mr. Ashok H.S. has recently joined REP Machines India Private Limited in Bangalore as VP of Sales.
He will be in charge of the management of REP India.
Backed by the local team and the French sales area manager, he strives for enhanced business and intensified customer care to increase our presence on the Indian market.
You’ll have the opportunity to meet our new team member during the K exhibition in Düsseldorf (Germany), from October 16th to 23rd!
A few words from Ashok
"After 19 years’ experience in the field of Indian and European machine engineering, manufacturing and sales, I am glad to be a part of REP International family, since REP is a special organization, providing innovative solutions. REP works in partnership with the customers and REP focuses on customer satisfaction and quality“.