RAY Greene has been appointed General Manager of Flexicon Corporation (Australia) Pty Limited by John Simonof, vice president of Flexicon’s worldwide operations.
He is responsible for developing relationships with equipment suppliers, hiring senior staff and managing the organisation, both in terms of administration and manufacturing.
"I plan to use the experience gained in my 35 years in manufacturing to build on Flexicon's 10 years of experience in Australia as a leading manufacturer of quality bulk handling equipment by implementing the systems and philosophy, which have served the parent company so well in America, and tailoring them to the local market,” said Mr Greene.
Mr Greene previously held the position of Operations Manager for Custom Conveyors, South Auckland.
"With Flexicon now manufacturing in Australia, the company can tailor equipment to local standards, offer competitive pricing, ship spares from stock and provide factory-direct service, while drawing on Flexicon's 10,000-plus installations and 30 years of worldwide bulk handling experience," he said.
"The company is also in a strategic position to capitalise on the growing market in South East Asia and the South Pacific Rim."
Flexicon Corporation (Australia) Pty Limited is a recently-established, wholly-owned subsidiary of Flexicon Corporation, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, USA.
The company engineers and manufactures Flexicon's full line of bulk handling equipment, maintains spares and provides factory-direct field service for the Australian and Pacific Rim markets.
Other manufacturing subsidiaries of the USA operation are located in Kent, England and Port Elizabeth, South Africa.
Flexicon’s bulk handling equipment available through the Australian facility includes flexible screw conveyors, pneumatic conveying systems, bulk bag unloaders, bulk bag fillers, manual dumping stations, weigh batching and blending systems and custom-engineered, plant-wide systems integrated with new and existing processes.