Ipsen made several strategic changes in its organizational structure to strengthen its position as a global provider of integrated heat-treatment solutions.
Geoffrey Somary will leave his position as Ipsen USA CEO and focus fully on his responsibilities as Ipsen Group COO, with CEOs at all entities (Europe, USA, China, Japan and India) continuing to report directly to him. Somary started at Ipsen in 2005 and has held the dual responsibilities of Ipsen USA CEO and Ipsen Group COO for the past four years. Jake Hamid, who has been with Ipsen since 2007, will leave his position as Ipsen USA COO and move into the position of group director of global product development and manufacturing.
Patrick McKenna has been promoted to Ipsen USA president and CEO and is responsible for all entity functions, including sales, engineering, operations, service, finance and human resources. McKenna has both undergraduate and graduate degrees in engineering and has served on the Metal Treating Institute Board of Directors for 10 years (2016 President).
Other promotions include Pete Kerbel to Ipsen USA vice president of sales. Kerbel, who started at Ipsen in 2008 and most recently was the director of aftermarket sales, will be responsible for sales of new equipment, retrofits and parts.