Arburg has appointed Martin Baumann as the new managing director (MD) of its US subsidiary based in Rocky Hill, Connecticut.

He succeeds Friedrich Kanz who is retiring after more than 23 years with the company.

According to Arburg, Baumann possesses in-depth knowledge of the plastics sector, and has several years of management, sales and project experience for various companies in the country.

He was recently VP and general manager at MAAG Group Americas, a manufacturer of gear pumps, granulation and filtration systems, and powder mills.