Michael Deck has been hired as engineered-tapes market manager for the ARcare division of Adhesives Research Inc. (Glen Rock, PA). Deck is responsible for identifying new engineered-tapes market segments and applications in North America. He will help position the company’s overall range of pressure-sensitive adhesives and other technologies into applications to increase the company’s offerings to customers. Deck will also work with customer research and design and manufacturing engineers to determine new products to address emerging customer needs.
After serving as CEO of Tapemark Co. (West St. Paul, MN) for 54 years, Bob Klas Sr. has stepped down from his position. He will continue to serve as the company’s chairman of the board. Bob Klas Jr. will become the company’s new CEO. He has served as president since 1991. Andy Rensink will become president and COO. He was previously vice president of operations.