Pierre Paré, chairman and president of the Plessisville, Quebec-based Machinex Group of companies, announced that Chris Hawn has been promoted to the role of CEO with Machinex Technologies Inc. (MTI), the U.S. division of the group.
Hawn has worked at Machinex since 2010, starting as the North American sales director. He was appointed to executive vice president of sales and business development in May 2016. During his time with the company, Machinex says Hawn has helped to broaden sales and business development in the North American market for the company. In his new position, he will grow the company’s sales team while also leading the development of alternative markets and ensuring a stronger presence in North America.
“In recent years, the sales department of the company has evolved considerably and the structure has been expanded with the addition of new employees and new methods,” Paré says. “In my vision of the new structure of the sales department, it was imperative that MTI, the USA division of Machinex, required a CEO, and Chris was perfectly suited for this position.”
Machinex develops sorting, waste management and recycling technology. Over the years, the company has designed and installed more than 350 turnkey facilities in partnership with leading material recovery facilities (MRFs) in Canada, the United States and Europe.