COMPETITION WATCH: Conforce announces management changes

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TORONTO, Ont. — Conforce International has made a number of changes to its management team. Perry Pearlman, current vice-president of business development for Conforce, has been promoted to company president. Pearlman’s responsibilities will include the execution of the company’s strategic plan as it relates to the commercialization of EKO-FLOR targeted initially for the container and trailer industries. Pearlman will also lead the company’s initiatives in the areas of recruitment and retention, revenue generation, profitability and sustainable growth.

He has more than 20 years experience in the highway truck and trailer industry. Most recently, he worked with as general manager of trailer fleet services for General Electric. While at GE, Pearlman was responsible for the creation and execution of GE’s strategic approach to the remarketing of its highway trailer fleet.

Conforce has also announced the promotion of Slavko Todorovic from development supervisor to director of manufacturing. Todorovic will lead the company’s facility establishment unit. In his new role, Todorovic’s responsibilities will include overseeing the deployment of the company’s proprietary production platform, development and implementation of manufacturing policies and procedures, as well as initial recruitment and training of key production personnel.

He more than 17 years in the plastics and pultrusion industry during which time he managed multi-line production operations. While with ABC Group, he served as a process engineer overseeing production of a 300-employee, 24/7 manufacturing operation. He then held the position of production analyst, where he was responsible for improving global efficiencies in 30 manufacturing sites through the implementation of robotics and continuous improvement/lean manufacturing processes.

Marino Kulas will continue to serve as CEO and chairman of the board.

“Conforce is now transitioning from the development phase to commercial production,” Kulas said. “These promotions are an integral component of the Company’s production strategy, which will include the establishment of EKO-FLOR production facilities in North America and Asia that will address the highway trailer and container market segments, respectively. We expect to announce additional promotions in the near term, as well as new management and board appointments.”

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