Cleaning Technologies Group, LLC announced that Helene M. Buse has been named Chief Financial Officer effective January 1, 2013. Helene will be responsible for all finance and accounting operations of the Company and its divisions. Ms. Buse was previously Corporate Controller of the Company. She joined Cleaning Technologies Group in October 2011. Helene has an extensive background in both manufacturing and public accounting, and is a CPA. She holds a degree in Accounting from The College of Mount St. Joseph. Helene is a member of the AICPA, OSCPA and is the current Vice President of the Cincinnati Chapter of Executive Women International. Ms. Buse said, “I am honored to make this step to CFO and to be part of a great leadership team who continues to grow the Company in the global marketplace.” Mr. McCormack, the current Chief Financial Officer, announced his retirement at the end of 2012, but will remain with the company as Vice President - Finance through 2013 to assist in the transition. Mr. McCormack has been with Cleaning Technologies Group, LLC for over 10 years. “Helene has the requisite knowledge and experience to perform at a high level in her new position,” said Mr. McCormack.
CTG Asia is currently moving into a new State-of-the-Art facility in Suzhou, China. The new building will include a 350 square meter Testing Lab, where customers will have the opportunity to send their parts for cleanliness testing and Millipore validation. The new building will have 1500 square meters of production and warehouse space that will allow for production of larger cleaning systems. Stay tuned for the announcement of the Grand Opening in 2013.
Cleaning Technologies Group announced that Bernard (Barney) A. Bosse Jr. will become Chief Executive Officer effective January 1, 2013. Barney will be responsible for the overall operation of the Company, including the Ransohoff, Blackstone-NEY Ultrasonics and CTG Asia divisions. Mr. Bosse is currently President of the Ransohoff Division, being named to that position in December 2010. He joined Ransohoff in 1990 and has held various positions within the Company, most recently Vice President Engineering and National Sales & Marketing Manager. He holds a BSME and an MBA from the University of Cincinnati. Bosse said, “I am honored and excited to lead Cleaning Technologies Group as we continue our global growth in products and markets. I am very appreciative of the great people at our company and the passion they show every day for our customers.” Jim McEachen, the current Chief Executive Officer, has announced his retirement at the end of 2012. He will remain with the Company as a Board Member, and to assist in the transition. Mr. McEachen turned 65 this year and has been with the company for over 15 years.
A couple of weeks ago CTG wrapped up our biggest and most successful IMTS show ever! IMTS 2012 was the most successful manufacturing event in more than a decade, hosting more than 100,000 visitors from over 119 countries! The 100,200 visitors boosted attendance by 21.6% from IMTS 2010, the largest ever show-to-show increase for IMTS! This year's show covered 1.248 million square feet of exhibit space, featuring 1,909 different companies. Thanks to those of you who came out to visit the CTG booth! We had a blast meeting you all!
For the fourth consecutive year, CTG will return to the Shanghai World Expo Exhibition & Convention Center to participate in MEDTEC China. Recently, manufacturers have developed a mounting interest in creating new medical devices for the Chinese population. As a result, MEDTEC has quickly become the best platform for companies to source machinery, materials and tools from both local and international suppliers. This year’s show is projected to grow 11% from 2011, featuring over 360 exhibitors spanning 12,000 square meters of space. Make arrangements to visit us in stand 912 on the 26th and 27th of September! We can’t wait to see you all in Shanghai!