Brampton Engineering (BE), a world leader in blown film innovation, is pleased to announce that it has named Gary Hughes as President and CEO of its worldwide operations.
With a strong manufacturing and engineering background, Gary brings to BE a long and successful career in plastics as well as packaging and printing-based capital equipment industries. Most recently Gary was Director Global Packaging with Muller Martini, and prior to that was President and CEO of Muller Martini Canada Inc. Gary also spent 16 years with Husky Injection Molding where he was responsible for a number of businesses over the years; this includes four years where he started and ran Husky’s Advanced Manufacturing Center where the emphasis was on Husky’s development commercialization, quality initiatives, and processing efficiency.
“I am excited to join Brampton Engineering at this time in its history” said Gary Hughes. “As a leader in the multi-layer barrier blown film market, the company is seeing growth in sales to both existing and new customers. The company is well positioned to support its customers in the expanding food, medical and industrial packaging industries globally. I look forward to leading its next phase of growth.” BE Chairman David Sutin extoled Gary’s achievements throughout his career; “We are very pleased to have attracted Gary to Brampton Engineering. He brings to the company superior leadership skills and the right mix of experience for our customers to be confident in BE’s continued ability to deliver market leading, innovative, and quality products to the market. We also want to take this opportunity to express our appreciation to Board member Barrie Laver for stepping into the role of Interim CEO over the last several months as we conducted this search. His leadership working with our senior team was invaluable through this transition.”