2012-05-04 Charles Downer & Co. Names Dave Saxer, Sales Manager

Richmond Hill, Ontario – Charles Downer & Co welcomes Dave Saxer to the company as Sales Manager. Mr. Saxer will be responsible for sales of packaging, processing and robotics systems in North America.

“Charles Downer & Co is a great organization with a talented team,” said Mr. Saxer. “They are well respected in the industry and I look forward to being part of this company.” Prior to joining Charles Downer & Co., Dave was Area Sales Manager at Bosch Sigpack Systems in Beringen, Switzerland, a major international supplier of packaging equipment for the food, confectionary, medical and general packaging industries. Dave originally joined Bosch in 1999 as a service technician and held a number of increasingly senior positions while at Bosch. During his career, he also worked at Lindt & Sprüngli in Kilchberg Switzerland and 3S Packaging Technology in Dietmannsried, Germany. Dave holds an Executive MBA from the PWH Business School at Kalaidos University of Applied Sciences in Zurich, Switzerland.

“Having a strong team with a high level of technical understanding is one of the most important factors in achieving our long term sales objectives,” said Jeff Downer, President of Charles Downer & Co. “With Dave’s broad experience in the industry as a builder, installer, purchaser and seller of packaging systems, he understands all sides of the industry -- most importantly the customer side. I am pleased to welcome Dave to the company and I am confident that his past experience will serve our customers well.”

For more information contact:

Jeff Downer

jdowner@cdowner.com

905 882-2222

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About Charles Downer & Co. - Charles Downer & Co. Ltd. (www.cdowner.com) is a leading manufacturers’ representative and engineering systems house integrator specializing in packaging and material handling systems for the confectionary, food and general packaging industries.