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Dr. Kirk Hanawalt named president of ENTEK Extruders

ENTEK Extruders has announced that Dr. Kirk Hanawalt has been named President of the company. Larry Keith, former President, has assumed the role of Chief Executive Officer. Kirk has served as Vice President/Chief Operating Officer at ENTEK since 2006. Prior to that, he was Vice President/Worldwide Sales. He has been an employee of ENTEK since 1995, when he started as a Process Control Engineer. He has also held the duties of Director of Environmental Compliance and Director of Engineering during his time at ENTEK. “Kirk has managed the day-to-day operations of ENTEK Extruders for several years now, and is well qualified to take over the President’s role,” said Keith. “I am confident he will do a great job continuing to oversee ENTEK’s growth and continued success.” About ENTEK ENTEK Extruders and ENTEK Plus are business units of ENTEK Manufacturing, Inc. Headquartered in Lebanon, Oregon, USA, ENTEK is a customer-focused manufacturer of turnkey production systems, twin-screw extruders, and components. The company is a leader in the extrusion of natural fiber-plastic composites (wood decking), pelletizing, custom compounding (mixing of colorants, fillers, etc), specialty sheet lines, and other markets including breathable membranes, food and medical applications. In addition to producing state-of-the-art twin-screw extruders, ENTEK’s highly trained engineering department helps companies optimize production, and ENTEK’s turnkey expertise helps customers establish complete plant-wide operations, often from the ground up.


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