Tidland President Retires

CAMAS, WA | Tidland Corp., a leader in the supply of slitting and winding equipment, announced the retirement of its influential president, Quino Lorente, after 24 years of contributions to the industry. The announcement was made at the CMM show on June 2 at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Ctr. in Rosemont, IL. The company he leaves, according to a company press release, is in a position of global strength--one he helped to secure.

Lorente joined Tidland Corp. in 1985 as manager of business development, where his primary focus was international growth. In 1990 he became general manager of Tidland Electronics and led the team responsible for changing slitting technology with the introduction of the ESP–claimed the industry's first fully automated positioning system. This paved the way for later advances like the MSP-Automated Slitter Positioning systems; the Performance Series Knifeholder; and more recently, the introduction of reportedly another industry-first, the AIMCAL Technology of the Year award-winning e-Knifeholder. In 1998, Quino was named VP of Tidland Slitting, and president of Tidland Corp. shortly after 1999.

During Lorente's tenure with the company, he contributed to the growth of the organization by leading aggressive international expansion, beginning with Tidland Brazil in 1985. Tidland Brazil is the winner of five consecutive 'Business of Excellence' awards for its dedication to product quality and consistently exceeding customer expectations. In addition to Tidland Brazil, Lorente was instrumental in the development of Tidland Japan in 1988 and Tidland Web Accessories (India) in 1994 before becoming a Maxcess Intl. company in 1995.

Retiring Tidland president Quino Lorente enjoys a PFFC cover mockup commemorating his 24 years of service to the industry as editor Yolanda Simonsis looks on.

"I have enjoyed working with Tidland and Maxcess," said Mr. Lorente. "Throughout my career with the company, my colleagues have been excellent and very professional, making the work easy."

"Quino's sophistication and vision has led to the growth of one of the most successful lines in the company's history," said Marcel Hage, president and COO of Maxcess Intl. "Moving forward, we can build upon this foundation that he has laid to take all of the Maxcess International companies to greater growth and profitability."

Established in 1951, Tidland Corp. is an industry leader in slitting and winding equipment for the web processing industry with over 50 years of continuous improvement in delivering new product designs to the market.


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