Davis-Standard Names New CEO

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Giovanni Spitale has been named CEO of Davis-Standard, replacing Jim Murphy who has been elected as vice chairman of the company’s board of directors.

“Having spent considerable time in the polymer processing and broader capital equipment industries, I have long admired Davis-Standard’s leading position in the market, its unmatched engineering capability, and the company’s reputation as a strong partner to its customers through both original equipment and aftermarket support,” Spitale says in a news release about the appointment.

Spitale previously was vice president of commercial parts within Boeing Global Services, where he had responsibility for the profit and loss management and strategic direction of Boeing’s $4 billion portfolio of commercial aircraft and engine parts businesses. Prior to Boeing, he was president of customer service and support at Milacron.

Davis-Standard also says several others have been elected as members of its board, including Brian Marston, Bill Barker, and John McGrath, each of whom have significant experience within Davis-Standard’s markets. Marston is president and CEO of Uniloy and previously was president of the blow molding and extrusion businesses of Milacron. Barker previously was president and CEO of Mold-Masters. McGrath previously was CEO of Pactiv Evergreen.

Founded in 1848, Davis-Standard is headquartered in Pawcatuck, Connecticut. It designs, develops, and distributes extrusion and converting technology and has more than 1,400 employees worldwide.