Maxcess, a global leader in innovative products and services for the web handling industry, announced the promotion of two people into key leadership roles. Chris Harper has been promoted to global product manager for MAGPOWR Tension Control, and Darren Irons has been promoted to global product manager for Fife Guiding and Inspection.

Harper joined MAGPOWR in 1991 where he held several roles, including service technician and customer support. In 2002 he became a district manager, serving as a local contact to help Maxcess customers in Indiana, Kentucky and Michigan achieve a diverse range of production goals using Fife, MAGPOWR and Tidland products. Harper brings a holistic view of the web handling process and a deep understanding of how guiding, winding, slitting, inspection and tension control contribute to production quality.

“In his many years of service and support for our brands, Chris has proven himself as someone who takes the time to understand our customers’ unique applications,” says Greg Jehlik, Maxcess president and CEO. “I’m excited to see him use this knowledge to introduce products and services that will help customers simplify their operations while improving productivity.”

Irons joined Maxcess in 2007 as global product manager for MAGPOWR Tension Control where he launched several product improvements to help customers improve productivity, including IP67-rated load cells, an expanded line of Magnetic Particle Brakes, and a new tension control. Prior to joining Maxcess, Irons served Texas Instruments in various positions including product manager, product line strategy manager, and product marketing manager.

“Darren has proven to be a great fit with Maxcess’ culture of delivering unrivaled customer value,” says Jehlik. “His experience in bringing innovation to a global market will be vital as we seek to extend Fife’s portfolio of guiding and inspection products, helping our customers maximize profit by adapting to quickly changing markets and materials.”

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.