Herma US, the subsidiary of Herma GmbH—a Germany-based manufacturer of labeling machinery, self-adhesive labels and materials to the global packaging marketplace—has named equipment sales specialist Michael Harrop as its newest regional sales manager. In this role, Harrop will develop and oversee sales efforts predominately within the Midwest, but also will support the continued growth of Herma’s many key accounts.
With over 20 years of technical sales experience, Harrop most recently held a technical sales position with Canada-based Aesus Packaging Systems, where he oversaw sales initiatives and ensured equipment suitability and compatibility for a wide range of customer projects. Before that, he held several senior positions at Result Group in Australia, which among other solutions provides labeling and sleeving equipment.
During his time with Result Group, Harrop frequently partnered with Herma US for a variety of labeling projects. His deep familiarity with various aspects of Herma’s equipment portfolio—up to and including full line implementation—will prove highly valuable in his new role, especially as Herma’s machinery line continues to grow.
“Michael’s extensive experience working with our line of precision pharmaceutical labeling machines, as well as his overall equipment and technical background, will help us build upon our established successes in the North American markets,” says Peter Goff, CEO of Herma US. “His pre-existing knowledge of our machinery’s capabilities and components will help him hit the ground running, as will his proven sales and management track records.”