The Corrugating Machinery Division of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries America is pleased to announce the hiring of a new senior sales manager for North America. Mitsubishi Heavy Industries America (MHIA) is a leading supplier of Corrugating and Box Making machinery.

Patrick Ranson is heading up sales efforts for the North American market, comprising the United States, Canada, and Mexico. The 27-year corrugated industry veteran, who joined MHIA in July 2019, is working closely with Yasushi Kitahara, the company’s vice president and director of sales, and regional sales managers John Bacot, Greg Kukla and David Moulder.

Ranson’s appointment rounds out MHIA’s recent flurry of promotions and staff acquisitions in the company’s engineering, customer service, parts and sales areas, furthering the company’s ability to deliver on its commitment to grow its industry-best customer support.

Ranson joins MHIA from Pratt Industries, where he was general manager of its Allentown, Pennsylvania, facility after serving as its plant manager. He previously worked in increasingly responsible positions for a range of leading corrugated companies. Ranson earned his Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering from Penn State University.

"It's my pleasure to welcome aboard Pat Ranson,” said Masaaki Matsumoto, general manager, MHIA Corrugating Machinery Division. “With nearly three decades of executive-level corrugated industry success, he brings great customer insight and will enable us to further enhance and deepen our customer partnerships.”