Rick Keller has been promoted to Davis-Standard vice president of extrusion coating and solution coating. Keller previously held the position of vice president for the company’s blown film business, and established Davis-Standard as a market leader in barrier agricultural films, membranes and agri-stretch films. 

Keller joined Davis-Standard (Egan) in 1981, working in various roles within the blown film, cast film and extrusion coating product groups. He has extensive experience with Davis-Standard, Egan, and Black Clawson Converting Machinery brands, and is a well-known presenter at technical conferences worldwide. 
“Davis-Standard is well positioned for further growth and development of product lines for both extrusion and solution coating,” says Keller. “We have an outstanding team to support our global efforts and serve our customers with high-speed web handling technology. Our developments in extrusion energy efficiency, high speed bond strength control, and redesigned machine platforms will be what customers need for the future.” Keller added, “Our goal is to reverse integrate these developments to the existing base of exceptionally robust lines still in operation after 40 to 50 years.” 
Reporting to Keller will be Frank Orsini, vice president of extrusion coating as well as team of sales professionals and product specialists.