Stork IMM establishes North American operations

Stork IMM establishes North American operations with George Kotzeff (left) and Scott Molnar

Stork Plastic Machinery B.V., Hengelo, Netherlands, has created a U.S. subsidiary — Stork IMM USA LLC — based in Swedesboro (in the Philadelphia area), New Jersey, and led by George Kotzeff and Scott Molnar. Established in the Netherlands in 1968, Stork IMM has sold injection molding machines ranging in clamp force from 200 to 2,000 tons for high-speed packaging applications into the U.S. for 25 years.

To support the new North American operation, Stork IMM has named Kotzeff and Molnar as directors of business development. Based in California, Kotzeff has worked in key account manager roles at both Husky and Sidel. Most recently, he worked as a consultant with packaging companies, including Rplanet, Power Hydration and INOSIP. Based in Toronto, Molnar was formerly president of Molding Excellence in Toronto and has held executive and business development roles with injection molding, hot runner, automation and mold cooling companies, including leadership positions at RJG, Mold-Masters and Husky.

Stork IMM has also partnered with industrial services and logistics firm Valley Group Inc., Fishersville, Virginia., to provide machine installation, field service and maintenance support for Stork IMM’s existing and new customers. In a release, Gert Boers, Stork IMM CEO, says the establishment of domestic service and spare parts make the company “uniquely positioned to scale up and grow our business.”