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Nordson Appoints Shannon Abts as Midwest Regional Sales Manager for XALOY Product Line

24 Jul 2014

NEW CASTLE, PA., U.S.A., July 24, 2014:  Shannon Abts has joined Nordson as Midwest regional sales manager for the XALOY product line, it was announced today by Rob Cook, manager of processor sales for the Americas.

Mr. Abts will be responsible for sales in Arkansas, Colorado, southern Illinois, Kansas, Missouri, and Nebraska.

“Shannon brings twelve years of engineering experience in plastics processing, along with eight spent as an engineer in the food processing industry,” said Mr. Cook. “He has a shop-floor understanding of manufacturing systems that will play a valuable role in the support he provides to our customers.”

Shannon Abts entered the plastics industry in 1996 as an injection molding technician for CertainTeed Corporation. Subsequently he worked for Blitz USA, first as an extrusion blow molding process engineer, then as a product delivery team leader overseeing maintenance and metal personnel. He comes to Nordson XALOY from Mars Petcare US, where he was a process improvement engineer.

Mr. Abts holds a BSc degree in plastics engineering from Pittsburg State University in Kansas.

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Nordson XALOY, a part of Nordson Corporation’s Polymer Processing Systems product offering, is a leading manufacturer of components and melt delivery systems for injection molding and extrusion machinery, producing barrels, high performance screws, preassembled plasticating systems, heat transfer rolls, melt pumps, screen changers, pelletizers, and cleaning ovens, as well as offering advanced process testing and training services. The company draws on more than eight decades of engineering, materials, process, and application experience to develop solutions for optimizing processes, combating wear, boosting output, and improving quality. Nordson XALOY maintains sales and service offices in the United States, Thailand, Japan, China and Europe and a global network of service points and agents. Visit www.nordsonxaloy.com.

Nordson Polymer Processing Systems provides customers with engineered components to melt, homogenize, dispense, and give shape to plastic and fluid coating materials. Nordson Corporation leverages the collective plastics industry experience from a series of strategic acquisitions to offer a uniquely broad portfolio of industry-leading technologies.  Nordson delivers a full range of precision melt stream products — from screws and barrels for extrusion and injection molding — to filtration systems, pumps, and valves — to the extrusion dies and pelletizing systems to meet the constantly evolving needs of the polymer industry. Nordson Corporation provides customers with local technical sales, service and remanufacturing capabilities through sales organizations and regional manufacturing facilities in over 30 countries.  To learn more visit us at http://www.nordsonpolymerprocessing.com.