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ASTON, PENNSYLVANIA, U.S.A., September 9, 2014: Maguire Products, Inc. has appointed Frank Kavanagh to be vice president of global sales, the company announced today.

Mr. Kavanagh will oversee worldwide sales of all Maguire® auxiliary equipment systems, including gravimetric blenders, vacuum dryers, loading systems, feeders, liquid color pumps, granulators, and related equipment and software. He assumes these responsibilities from vice president B. Patrick (Pat) Smith, who will continue to be in charge of global marketing and product development and will now focus on Maguire’s newest and potentially far-reaching product offering, the VBD™ Vacuum Dryer.

“Frank has more than 25 years of plastics equipment sales experience and has been a vital contributor to the success of Maguire Products since he joined our company in 2001,” said Steve Maguire, president. “His promotion enables Pat Smith to mount a comprehensive strategy to convert plastics processors worldwide from conventional desiccant dryers to the radically different and far more efficient technology of vacuum drying.”

Frank Kavanagh joined the plastics industry in 1988. For thirteen years he worked for blow molding equipment manufacturer Jomar Corp. and was the company’s national sales manager when he left to join Maguire in 2001 as a regional sales manager. Subsequently he became national sales manager and then vice president in charge of U.S. and Latin American sales.

Mr. Kavanagh holds a degree in business administration from Ocean County (New Jersey) College. He has served on the national board of SPI: The Plastics Industry Trade Association, is a member of SPI’s Equipment Council, and is a member of the NPE2015 Sales and Marketing Committee.


MAGUIRE PRODUCTS, INC., headquartered in Aston, Pennsylvania, U.S.A., is the world’s largest supplier of gravimetric blenders and liquid color pumps and also manufactures loading systems, dryers, auger feeders, and related equipment and software. Its customers include injection, blow, and rotational molders, extrusion processors, and compounders. Founded in 1977, Maguire operates six manufacturing facilities in Aston. The company maintains a network of distributors in the Americas and overseas and has three sales and service subsidiaries that stock, sell, and service auxiliary equipment systems from Maguire and its affiliate, Novatec, Inc.: Maguire Canada, Maguire Europe, and Maguire Asia. Visit

Maguire Products, Inc., 11 Crozerville Road, Aston, PA 19014 USA. Tel: 1-610-459-4300. Maguire Canada, 299 Basaltic Road, Unit 1, Vaughan, Ontario L4K 4W8. Tel: 905-879-1100. Maguire Europe, Vanguard, Tame Park, Tamworth, Staffordshire B77 5DY United Kingdom. Tel: 44-1827-265-850. Maguire Europe (Italy), Maguire Italia SRL, Padova, Italy. Tel: 39-049-970-5429. Maguire Asia, Maguire Products Asia Pte Ltd., 15 Changi North Street 1, #01-15, I-Lofts, Singapore 498765. Tel: 65-6848-7117. Maguire Asia (China), Maguire Products Asia Co. Ltd., 7C-02 Majesty Building, 138 Pu Dong Avenue, Shanghai 200120 China. Tel: 86-21-588-23410.