As of May 2017, Mr. Charles Desombre has been appointed Chief Executive Officer of pinta USA. With deep experience from his years leading pinta industry Europe, he is the perfect choice for the whole pinta group. One of his priorities will be to establish synergies between the Minneapolis facility and its European counterparts, to create a cohesive and powerful organization. Moreover, for the US group Mr. Desombre will help shape a new, energetic vision.
Converting foams has been pinta’s specialty since first coming to the Midwest in the early 1970’s. A host of applications include everything from wound dressings to polishing pads, to Sonex acoustic products to engine noise control systems.
Synergies between pinta industry Europe and USA are already underway. After a successful insulation bid on a project with Stadler Rail US – pinta has become a global supplier in the rail sector. An opportunity to bring existing technology to the US, develop the industry market beyond Europe leading to a true team effort between the European and US organizations.
The Minneapolis team is experienced and motivated, with Charles’ leadership it will be transformed into a state-of-the art organization.
In addition, it focuses pinta USA on profitable, growing markets. Moving away from contract foam manufacturing, pinta will be identified by customers as a solution driven organization. Mr. Desombre’s leadership, synergies between companies and an enthusiastic local team, pinta USA will be transformed into a focused, smart organization with sustainable, long-term growth.
pinta usa focuses on these markets:
acoustic wall, ceiling and in-room systems
thermal and acoustical insulation for the rail and power generation industries, and a range of polishing pads specific to this location
filtration and fluid management, wound care and infection prevention, holding fixtures
Both industry and acoustic work in close collaboration with their European counterparts, while utilizing location specific technologies and market know-how. To enhance the trans-Atlantic cooperation further, medical will be expanding into the European market within the next three years.
This builds on one of pinta’s core strengths, fostering local innovation while maintain a cohesive, global approach to markets. The management board consists of Charles Desombre as CEO and Julius Illbruck as Director. Charles Desombre will remain chairman of pinta industry Europe. We are very happy to announce Virgine Stein as Managing Director of France and Andre Dehautal of Switzerland.