Machinex changes ownership, restructures sales team

Chris Hawn, David Marcouiller and Jonathan Menard promoted.


Machinex Group, based in Plessisville, Quebec, has announced that Nicolas Belanger has sold his stock in the company. With this sale, Pierre Paré has become the sole owner of the company.

In a news release announcing the sale, Machinex acknowledged Belanger’s contribution to the company throughout the last 20 years and wished him personal and professional success.

The company has put together a new organizational structure that involves the promotion of three Machinex employees.

Chris Hawn, who has worked at Machinex for the past six years as North American sales director, was appointed executive vice of president sales and business development. Hawn helped to broaden sales and business development in the North American market for the company and will continue to ensure this role while also being in charge of all business growth plans, Machinex says.

David Marcouiller, who has worked at Machinex for the past 13 years as a project manager and a sales project director in North America, has been appointed to the post of executive vice president of sales engineering. Machinex says he has expertise in sorting system design and will ensure the company’s sorting solutions meet the quality requirements of the continuously evolving market.

Jonathan Menard, who has worked at Machinex for the past eight years as a sales project director, has been named executive vice president of sales and strategic positioning. Menard, who has worked mostly in the European and international markets, has developed expertise in waste-to-energy and mixed waste processing projects, Machinex says. He will continue to expand the Machinex presence on the international scene while also positioning the company in the North American emerging markets, the company adds.