NEWTON, KAN. — Two new personnel have joined Bunting Magnetics, a designer and manufacturer of products for various industries including plastics, powder and bulk solids, food, chemical and pharmaceutical. Mark Friesen has joined the company as global marketing director and Tony Rampino has joined as director of sales for the Americas.

Friesen has experience in manufactured products marketing, specifically for powder and bulk solids, plastics, and lawn and turf equipment industries. He will succeed Michael Wilks, who will retire in March 2024 after 23 years with Bunting.

Friesen and Wilks will have dual roles in the position to ensure a seamless transition.

Rampino has more than 20 years of equipment sales experience in the food, pharmaceutical, plastics, chemical, recycling and automation industries. He also has leadership experience overseeing sales and marketing, and collaborating with various departments including finance, manufacturing and service.

Rampino previously worked at Bunting from 2002 to 2008, serving as territory sales manager for Illinois and Wisconsin. In his new position with the company, Rampino will work closely with Bunting’s territory managers, inside sales and customer service teams to provide customers with magnetic separation, metal detection, metal sorting and recycling, and custom conveying solutions.

“Knowing what works and what doesn’t work is key to solving most challenging applications in today’s processing and recycling industries,” Rampino said. “That’s where the experience of Bunting comes into play. Bunting has been solving customer challenges through the use of magnetic technology and related equipment since 1959.”

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