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New VP of Sales as Cygnet USA sets up Greenville base

News International-French

26 Jun 2014

Fiber processing specialist Cygnet USA has hired Graham Muir as Vice President of Sales and relocated its headquarters to Greenville, South Carolina.

Both developments are designed to strengthen the company’s ties with customers and grow its share of the North and South American textile and carbon fiber manufacturing markets.

Cygnet USA designs and manufactures machinery for unwinding, handling and processing fibers which are used to produce high grade carbon fiber destined for the worldwide aerospace, automotive and leisure industries.

“Our move to Greenville is a clear reflection of our commitment to the US market. It brings us closer to our customers and makes it easier for us to service their technical and sales needs quickly. Graham’s appointment is a major coup for us as he brings with him a wealth of knowledge in our industry and a strong local understanding. Combining the two will give our US operation the energy and market intelligence to grow.”” says Cygnet USA President, Pete Banham.

Former engineer Graham Muir has 20 years’ experience in senior sales and service management roles in the fiber processing industry. Most recently, he was Director of Sales and Business Development at Harper International, which manufactures high temperature furnaces and ovens for the carbon fiber production industry.

Cygnet USA is part of UK engineering firm Cygnet Group, which has traded in the US for over 40 years under its Texkimp brand of fiber unwinding and tensioning creels. Cygnet USA was launched in 2011 as a commercial operation to take advantage of increasing opportunities in the US.