Cosmo Films has appointed Sandeep Dutta as president of its US operations. His re-designation forms an integral part of the 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 led several sales and manufacturing teams. “In his new role as president – US operations, Dutta is responsible for growing the business with enhanced products and service deliveries,” said Pankaj Poddar, CEO, Como Films. As part of an internal restructuring exercise, marketing and sales are now being led by Chuck Thompson and Ed Dorsey respectively; both heads having long stints with the company. Seven to eight people are also being added to sales across different geographies in the US.
The company has already invested US$ 1 million towards capacity expansion and facility upgradation at the Western Maryland Parkway site in Hagerstown which manufactures thermal lamination films in BOPP, PET and Nylon. Its products include scuff free matte, linen, hi-tac for digital application and velvet films. The production of velvet films, 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 been launched and has begun to pick up. In the future, the company plans to start exporting this product and several others from the US manufacturing plant. It also plans to sell a part of its global range of products in the North American market which includes direct thermal film, synthetic paper, PSA application films and several other packaging films.
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