Windmoller & Holscher appoints Kasie Fairbarn to VP of sales, overseeing all sales functions for film extrusion, printing businesses, and Vladimir Utovac to VP of service, responsible for printer installations, in US, Canada

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LINCOLN, Rhode Island , July 25, 2023 (press release) –

Windmoeller & Hoelscher Corporation, the North American division of the German machinery manufacturer, is pleased to announce the appointments of Kasie Fairbarn to Vice President of Sales and Vladimir Utovac to Vice President of Service for the company’s operations in the United States and Canada.

As Vice President of Sales, Fairbarn will oversee all sales functions for the film extrusion and printing businesses. She joined W&H in 2021 as Product Sales Manager for extrusion and rapidly earned the respect of colleagues and customers. Prior to joining W&H, Fairbarn worked as Global Account and Sustainability Manager at Paxxus and as a Senior Packaging Engineer at Unilever. Fairbarn holds a degree in Packaging Engineering from the Rochester Institute of Technology, where she also captained the women’s ice hockey team. She was recognized by Plastics News magazine in 2021 in their Women Breaking the Mold coverage and was recently selected by peers as Co-Chairperson of the Emerging Leadership Council (ELC) of the Flexible Packaging Association (FPA).

Vladimir Utovac’s new position as Vice President of Service brings him back to the department where he started his career with W&H in 2010 as a Service Manager responsible for the installation of printing presses in North America. In 2018, Utovac became Product Sales Manager for Printing and his deep knowledge and understanding of printing industry became evident. In his new role, he will be responsible for the North American service operation, including the Information & Diagnostic Center (IDC), regional service management, the large local spare parts operation, and all U.S.-based service technicians. In addition, Utovac will oversee sales for W&H’s converting business.

Utovac earned a B.A. in Liberal Arts from St. Anselm’s College, where he played for the men’s soccer team, and a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Manhattan College. Recently, he also became a member of the FPA’s ELC.


About Windmöller & Hölscher:

Windmöller & Hölscher, a family-owned German company, is a world leader for machinery and systems for the manufacturing and converting of flexible packaging. The product portfolio includes high-performance machines for film extrusion, printing and converting. As a global company W&H offers its clients everything from a single source: from expert consultation and engineering to the delivery of high-quality machines and complete packaging production lines. Approximately 3,200 employees create optimal solutions for the individual production tasks of flexible packaging producers – bringing the corporate philosophy “Passion for Innovation” to life. Machines from Windmöller & Hölscher are in use in over 130 countries and by more than 5,000 customers.

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