Engel North America with new President

On 17 October 2022, Vanessa Malena, previously Chief Operations Officer (COO) of Engel Machinery Inc. in York, Pennsylvania, will take over as President of the North American headquarters of the Austrian injection moulding machine manufacturer and system solutions supplier Engel.

Vanessa Malena started at Engel North America in 2017 as Key Account Manager and then moved into a Regional Vice President of Sales role. She was appointed to the management board in 2021 as COO responsible for After Sales Support, Engineering, Purchasing and Automation. As President, she will head the management team of Engel Machinery Inc. beginning in mid-October and will continue to strategically develop the subsidiary. She takes over from Mark Sankovitch, who will remain Regional President of Engel in North America.

“We are delighted to be able to fill this important position from our own ranks,” emphasises Stefan Engleder, CEO of the Engel Group. “Vanessa Malena is a proven expert in the injection moulding industry. With her planned change, we are ensuring a seamless transition for both employees and our customers.”

Vanessa Malena studied mechanical engineering and has held responsible positions in plastics machinery sales for almost 30 years. With the orderly handover by Mark Sankovitch to Vanessa Malena, Engel is taking the next step for further growth in the important North American market.

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