Cosmo Films has announced Sandeep Dutta as its new president of U.S. operations, a re-designation that forms an integral part of company’s strategic plan to strengthen its position in the North American market and further its footprints.
Dutta has been associated with the company for nine years and has successfully led several sales and manufacturing teams. Pankaj Poddar, Cosmo Films CEO, states that Dutta will be tasked with growing business with enhanced products and service deliveries.
Marketing and sales are now being led by Chuck Thompson and Ed Dorsey, respectively. Seven to eight people are also being added to sales across different territories in the U.S.
Cosmo Films has already invested $1 million towards capacity expansion and facility upgrades at its Western Maryland Parkway site in Hagerstown, which manufactures thermal lamination films in BOPP, PET and Nylon. Its star products include scuff free matte, linen, hi-tac for digital application, and velvet films. Production of velvet film, extensively used for lamination in the publishing industry and luxury packaging, is being strengthened. A premium polyester film matched to reduce curl when laminated - introduced especially for the plastic loyalty, ID and postcard market - has also been launched. In the future, the company plans to start exporting this product and several others from its US manufacturing facility. It also plans to sell part of its global range of products in North American market, which includes direct thermal film, synthetic paper, PSA application films, and several other packaging films.