Plasan Carbon Composites (PCC), a supplier of carbon fiber-reinforced composite components for the transportation market, has appointed Robert Willig as president and CEO, replacing James Staargaard, who has stepped down but will continue to advise the board on strategic matters.

Before joining PCC, Willig was president of GKN Driveline Americas and spent more than three years as president of GKN Sinter Metals Americas. He also was president of Stackpole Ltd., a North American supplier of powder-metal components and engineered pump assemblies.

‘I'm thrilled to join Plasan Carbon Composites at such an exciting time in the industry,’ said Willig.  ‘We'll leverage Plasan's global process and product capabilities in order to expand into new segments across the transportation industry. My goal is to continue to build on the work of my predecessor, Jim Staargaard, in leading growth and operational improvements across the business.’

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