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People, Places & Things
Rowmark LLC announced the hiring of Chris Holland as Business Development Manager. Prior to joining Rowmark, Holland spent eight years at Stabilit America in Moscow, TN, most recently as Polycarbonate Product Manager. Throughout his career, Holland has more than 18 years of experience in the plastics industry with various companies.

Foust Marketing, Inc. announced the addition of Americo Ramirez, Jr. to their organization. He brings industry knowledge and sales experience to their team. His excellent attitude and customer focus will enhance their mission of adding value to their customers and manufacturers. His most recent position was with A&C Plastics, Inc. as a sales representative in the Houston area. He will be based in The Woodlands, TX and will concentrate on developing sales with key products and markets in the region.

Thermwood, who has been producing CNC routers longer than anyone else, is now celebrating its 50th anniversary. It is also experiencing unprecedented growth. Much of this growth is attributed to the success of its new large-scale additive manufacturing systems. These systems are transforming the company, resulting in structural management changes and new advancement opportunities.

Thermwood announced the promotion of Jason Susnjara to Executive Vice President. Susnjara has been with Thermwood since 1995 and has held numerous positions, most recently as Vice President of Marketing. He is also on Thermwood’s board of directors.

Thermwood also announced the promotion of Brian Smiddy to Vice President of Product Development. He has been with Thermwood since 1995 and has managed the engineering department over the past 17 years. Thermwood also announced the promotion of Larry Epplin to Vice President of Software Development. In this new position, Epplin will manage the development of Thermwood’s software product line, including integrating a type of artificial intelligence into Thermwood’s CNC control so that cabinet makers can produce and almost unlimited number of products without needing a CNC programmer.

Additionally Thermwood announced the promotion of Duane Marrett to Vice President of Marketing. Duane’s career at Thermwood began in 1998 in the engineering department as a technical writer. He has held positions with ever increasing responsibility in various marketing functions.

Finally, Thermwood promoted John Fuquay to the Manager of Engineering. In his new position Fuquay will manage the engineering department, implementing new product designs, maintaining the extensive engineering database and providing engineering support to manufacturing.

Curbell Plastics, Inc. has announced several promotions. Eddie Howe and Dallas McLaughlin have been promoted to Regional Directors and Jinny Kcehowski has been promoted to Associate Director of Training & Development. Howe, a Curbell Plastics employee for over 20 years, will be responsible for sales and service teams in Pittsburgh, Atlanta, Florida and Virginia. McLaughlin has been promoted to Regional Director for Cincinnati, Chicago, Detroit, and Cleveland, managing the sales and service teams. Kcehowski has been promoted to Associate Director of Training & Development for Curbell Plastics.

Curbell also announced the promotion of four sales veterans to Business Managers. John Gregory, Stephen Foster, Steven Pruitt, and Jennifer Wright will now lead Curbell’s Houston, Tampa, Atlanta, and Pittsburgh branches, respectively. Their responsibilities include managing inside and outside sales personnel, sales budgeting and execution, along with day-to-day administration of their location.

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