Martin Automatic Inc., of Rockford, IL, USA, announces the retirement of Allen Trent, the company's sales consultant for the Southeastern United States. Trent's career with Martin spanned nearly 24 years, starting as a midwestern regional salesperson in 1983. In the mid-1980s, building on his experience with the Bobst group, he was instrumental in helping move Martin further into gravure, flexo and converting markets. With the company's continued growth and expansion, he moved to the Southeast, and he presently lives in Canton, GA, with his wife of 40 years, Kathy.
Martin also announces that Craig Thomson will take on responsibilities as Southern US regional manager. Thomson has been with Martin since 1989 in inside sales, regional sales and marketing roles, and he has been a regional manager for more than 12 years.
Martin Automatic manufactures automatic splicing unwinds, automatic transfer rewinds and tension control systems based on its patented inertia compensation technology. The 40-year-old company has locations in Europe and the Pacific Rim, and more than 8,000 installations in over 50 countries.