The Global Group of Companies has hired Spencer James as vice president, effective November 19, 2007. James will initially be responsible for managing Global’s Tooling and Automation Division as well as participating in a senior management role overseeing the strategic growth of Global’s three other divisions (Paint & Assembly, Parts & Product Development, and Composite Manufacturing). James has an extensive background in tooling and automation, specifically for the plastic fuel tank industry. He is widely recognized for his expertise in plastic welding, processing, and assembly systems. Before joining Global, James was machinery engineering manager for the North American operations of Inergy Automotive Systems LLC.

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