Starting April 1st, 2020, Tom Schaffner has joined HAHN Plastics Automation as sales manager. He looks back on a long career in the plastics industry.
After graduating from the Connecticut School of Electronics, Schaffner first worked as a senior electronic technician at National Semiconductor, then later as a service manager at Wittmann Battenfeld USA. For the past 20 years Schaffner has gained a lot of valuable experience in the fields of sales management and business development, which he will bring into his new role at HAHN Plastics Automation. He reports to Markus Klaus, President of HAHN Plastics Automation and works closely with him as a team.
"We are very excited to have Tom Schaffner on board. The value he brings to our company is significant. His many years of experience in the Automation segment of the Plastics Injection Molding Industry, and his technical background, make him a valuable resource for our customers and enable us to find the best automation solutions for our customers, " explains Markus Klaus. "With our significant automation portfolio, we can find solutions for nearly every kind of production environment. Big and bulky, slow cycle parts, or fast cycling high cavitation medical parts, we have a product for all of the possible projects."
Since starting operations in Connecticut in late 2018, HAHN Plastics Automation, Inc. has grown rapidly serving the plastics automation industry’s downstream automation needs. HAHN Plastics Automation manufactures customized equipment in the Windsor, Connecticut facility and represents three HAHN Group companies in the USA and Mexico: GeKu, Waldorf Technik, and WEMO, which are all active in the development of automation and robotics solutions for the plastics and injection molding industry.