Maxcess International, a global leader in innovative products and services for the web handling industry, announced the promotion of Ron Schmidt to vice president - Asia Pacific. In his new role, Schmidt will be responsible for sales growth throughout Asia, South America and other emerging markets, with additional responsibility for Maxcess factories and offices in Japan, India, Singapore and Brazil.

Formerly vice president of market development, Schmidt has directly contributed to the success of Maxcess during his 34-year tenure with the company, holding various leadership positions within manufacturing, sales, marketing and corporate development. Schmidt has also demonstrated Maxcess’ commitment to the improvement of the web handling industry through active participation in industry associations.

Most recently, Schmidt served as president and board trustee of the Converting Equipment Manufacturers Association (CEMA). Schmidt is a current board member of the Association of Industrial Metallizers, Coaters and Laminators (AIMCAL), and Chairman of the AIMCAL Web Handling Group and AWEB conference.

“As a leader who demonstrates Maxcess’ dedication to operational excellence, Ron has played a key role in the growth of the company,” said Greg Jehlik, CEO of Maxcess. “His experience and commitment to driving customer value will ensure that we exceed the expectations of our customers as they expand into new, fast-growing regions.”

Maxcess helps the web handling industry maximize productivity with convenient access to innovative products and services worldwide. By bringing together the leading brands of Fife, MAGPOWR and Tidland, Maxcess has built an unrivaled network of application experts with over 170 years combined experience to help customers improve efficiency and production quality anywhere in the world.