Novatec Appoints VP of Extrusion Technology

Novatec, Inc., a Baltimore, Maryland, company offering resin-handling systems, resin drying and conveying equipment, and predictive maintenance and analytics technology, announced that Robert (Bob) Bessemer has joined the company as vice president of extrusion technology.

Bessemer will play a key role in developing Novatec’s growing downstream extrusion customer base and portfolio of downstream solutions. He has designed and implemented a new series of medical extrusion equipment that was released at the MD&M West tradeshow Feb. 5-7 in Anaheim, California. The new equipment, dubbed Bessemer Rx-SmartMED Series, initially includes a water tank, vacuum tank and puller cutter designed specifically for medical extrusion companies.

Bessemer spent more than 35 years in increasingly more responsible engineering and commercial roles, first at Killion Extruders (now part of Davis Standard), and then 25 years at Conair.

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