Agr International has appointed Mr. Martin Küstner and Mr. Davide Bartoli to new strategic positions within the organisation.

The appointments are a continuation of its multi-year plan to strengthen and expand its sales and service organisations to support customer needs globally.

Martin Küstner (pictured left) has worked for AGR for 20 years and has been appointed International Sales Director.

He will oversee all international sales related activities, with the exception of the United States and Canada.

Mr. Küstner has advanced his career at Agr while thriving in positions of increasing responsibility.

He previously headed its Asian operations where he was instrumental in establishing the company's sales and service centre in Bangkok, Thailand, and was responsible for developing a regional sales network throughout Asia that has contributed to Agr’s growth.

Davide Bartoli (left) is another 20-year veteran of Agr and is now its International Service Director. He will oversee all service and repair related activities outside the United States and Canada.

Mr. Bartoli has served Agr in a number of roles including regional European Service Manager, Sales Engineer and, most recently, Director of Training.

In his latest role, Mr. Bartoli applied his knowledge of Agr equipment and implemented programmes to train Agr employees and customers globally in the support and operation of Agr equipment.

His knowledge and experience of technology to facilitate remote and virtual field support will be invaluable in the new role, especially when faced with limitations on travel and face-to-face meetings due to COVID-19.

AGR COO Robert Cowden said: “AGR and its international customers will benefit immensely as Martin Kustner and Davide Bartoli assume executive roles within AGR’s Sales and Service management team.

"Both individuals understand how to support their customers in order to consistently achieve operational success. These successes are a main ingredient to AGR’s longstanding, global franchise.”

Agr International Inc. develops and manufactures laboratory and on-line testing/quality control devices for glass and plastic containers and similar products. It is headquartered in Butler, PA, USA.