As of March 1, 2012, Alfred Rak joined American Starlinger-Sahm, Inc., a 100 percent subsidiary of Starlinger & Co GmbH of Austria, as vice president of sales.

In his new position, Rak oversees the entire Starlinger product portfolio for the US and Canadian market. He looks back on almost 30 years experience in international sales and trade, his previous position having been President and CEO of KIEFEL Technolgies, Inc., sales and service organization for European made machinery for KIEFEL and Brückner, and member of Brückner Group.

With a decade of experience on the North American Market, Rak sees growing potential especially in the field of plastics recycling: “I am sure that the world of plastic manufacturers will be more directed into reusable processes, meaning that recycling technologies are absolutely on the upswing. Starlinger’s position as a market leader for plastic processing machines will open new avenues to customers for more sustainable technologies and savings within the arena of recycling.”

Starlinger-Sahm, Inc.