JM Eagle Appoints New Vice President of International Business Development
Josh Randell joins world's largest manufacturer of plastic pipe to expand company's operations in the United States and China.
LOS ANGELES, Feb. 22, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- JM Eagle, the world's largest manufacturer of plastic pipe, has appointed Josh Randell to the new position of vice president of international development.
Holding 18 years in direct management and operational oversight of a distribution and fusion construction company, Randell is charged with developing channels to increase the company's presence internationally and domestically. The company is already undertaking foreign expansion.
"With Josh's hands-on experience and oversight, I am confident that we will further strengthen our presence in the domestic and international market place," said JM Eagle President and CEO Walter Wang. "I look to Josh to create solid and binding partnerships internationally as he brings great contributions and opportunities to our company."
Randell comes to JM Eagle from owning Maskell Pipe & Supply Inc., a Fontana, Calif., distributor specializing in high-density polyethylene piping systems and fusion equipment leasing and training.
His appointment is part of JM Eagle's significant recent investments and expansion into China, to where the company has been exporting pipe since 2011. JM Eagle is also building two plants in that country that will manufacture both PE and polyvinylchloride pipe products.
In China, Randell will be in charge of procurement of necessary equipment and the development of HDPE and PVC pipe installation operations, as well as provide on-site training and expertise to end users. With the majority of his focus on the China expansion, he also will help identify new opportunities internationally.
He will also manage JM Eagle's exportation already underway in other international markets, especially South American. JM Eagle has exported pipe around the world for several years.
Domestically, he will assist efforts including sales, training and tech support in the conversion of two JM Eagle PVC plants to manufacturing PE pipe.
His appointment was effective in January.
With 22 manufacturing plants throughout North America, JM Eagle manufactures the widest array of high-grade, high-performance polyvinyl chloride and high-density polyethylene pipe across a variety of industries and applications including utility, solvent weld, electrical conduit, natural gas, irrigation, potable water and sewage. More information can be found at www.jmeagle.com.
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