BSG Team Ventures is pleased to announce the recruitment of Brian Bechard as President & CEO for Trexel, a foaming technology provider. Bechard has held senior positions at Synventive Molding Solutions since 2008, where he was Vice President - Operations, Vice President and General Manager of North America, and was most recently Vice President and General Manager of Europe living in Germany. Synventive is the leading hot runner supplier to the global automotive industry. His responsibilities included 370 employees in 17 different countries with sales in excess of €60 million.
Prior to joining Synventive, Bechard held senior manufacturing positions at Avery Dennison, where he ran an injection molding and extrusion plant. He is a graduate of the United States Military Academy and Harvard Business School. He will begin his position at Trexel on October 12, 2015.
Said Bechard: "I'm excited to be joining Trexel, whose technologies are aimed at solving some of the major challenges facing injection molders: making plastic parts lighter, improving dimensional stability and reducing production costs. I look forward to working with the team at Trexel to drive the company through its next phase of growth."
Bechard will work out of the global headquarters in Wilmington, MA. “Brian will be instrumental in developing engineering and marketing strategies to improve our global MuCell penetration and to acquire other complementary technologies to help Trexel expand its range of solutions to our customer base,” said David Bernstein, Chairman of the Board. “With his strong breadth of knowledge and experience, we are very excited to welcome him to Trexel.”
About Trexel, Inc.
Trexel, Inc., headquartered in Wilmington, MA, has led the development of the MuCell® microcellular foaming injection molding technology and has pioneered many plastic processing solutions. The MuCell® technology provides unique design flexibility and cost savings opportunities by allowing plastic part design with material wall thickness optimized for functionality and not for the injection molding process. The combination of density reduction and design for functionality often results in material and weight savings of more than 20%. The numerous cost and processing advantages have led to rapid global deployment of the MuCell® process in automotive, consumer electronics, medical, packaging and consumer goods applications. Process deployment as well as equipment is supported by teams of highly qualified engineers through Trexel subsidiaries in North America, Europe, and Asia.
Trexel recently extended its product offering with the TecoCell® system. TecoCell is a unique chemical foaming technology that provides uniform microcellular structure to injection-molded parts.
About BSG Team Ventures
Founded as Boston Search Group in 1997 and rebranded in 2008, BSG Team Ventures is a retained executive search firm focused on recruiting leaders for rapidly changing environments. While we serve a wide range of clients including public corporations and not-for-profit organizations, the greatest concentration of BSG’s work is with private equity firms and their portfolio companies to expand or upgrade management, and with venture capital firms and entrepreneurs to build teams for early-stage businesses.
Over the past 15 years, our principals – working from offices in Boston, San Francisco, and London – have completed more than 500 assignments for board directors, C-level executives, and VPs in every major functional area.