SAM Group
Further expansion and additions to the team

14.10.2019 The Korean SAM Group of companies has announced that effective 1 October 2019, Chris Barton has joined its team in Europe as director of sales & marketing.

From left: Chris Barton, Massimo Bernardelli, Marco Bullano, and Luigi Miglietta.
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From left: Chris Barton, Massimo Bernardelli, Marco Bullano, and Luigi Miglietta.

Barton has worked for more than 35 years in the plastics industry and has over 30 years’ experience in selling customised capital equipment solutions to customers all over the world.  Prior to joining SAM he worked for almost 20 years at other well-known suppliers of extrusion coating and laminating machines in a number of sales management roles, reaching the position of VP of sales in Europe.

Innovative leader in extrusion and converting

In his new role at SAM, Barton is responsible for the sales and marketing of SAM’s entire extrusion coating product range. “SAM has blossomed into one of most innovative companies in the converting and extrusion industry and is clearly a leader in this field. I am very excited about this opportunity and the chance to build upon SAM’s achievements in the extrusion coating business.”

Joining SAM along with Barton are Marco Bullano and Luigi Miglietta, who have significantly strengthened the engineering team in Casale Monferrato.  

Latest 3D CAD software

Marco Bullano and Luigi Miglietta worked at various engineering and machine building companies for web-fed materials and are happy to be part of SAM with their knowledge and experience gained in the design of solution, extrusion and printing machinery. The new appointments are working with the latest 3D CAD software to meet the rising demands for customising SAM’s high-end machinery.

After more than 35 years in the printing and converting business, Sergio Deambrogio will retire at the end of this year. However, he will continue to work for SAM on special and dedicated projects of the company in Europe to support the team with his deep knowledge gained over the last decades.

Massimo Bernardelli has succeeded Deambrogio as managing director of the office in Casale, starting 1 October 2019. Bernardelli states: “The SAM Group and particularly SAM Europe is continuing to grow steadily. With the employment of Chris, Marco and Luigi, we have made good steps forwards but still we are looking for skilled and motivated engineers.”