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B&H Labeling Systems makes Bruce Andrade vp of operations. He brings with him more than 30 years of management experience with General Mills.

SATO America, Inc. adds Phil Koch as a marketing manager. Koch has held several mid- to senior-level marketing and sales positions with U.S. Label, Paxar and Avery Dennison.

Sun Chemical Corp. announces the resignation of Michael S. Murphy, president of the co.'s North American Inks div. Wes Lucas, chairman, president and CEO of the co. assumes Murphy's duties until a replacement is named.

BBF Printing Solutions appoints Mike Barrett to the position of vp of operations for the Largo, FL-based co. Eric Kemerer is named vp of HR and IT.

Owens-Illinois names Michael Paparone gm of prescription products, part of the co.'s HealthCare Packaging unit. Shuttleworth, Inc. makes Bryan Daniel its director of sales and marketing.

Universal Labeling Systems introduces Bruce A. Berger as a regional sales manager.

Captive Plastics, Inc. promotes Peter G. Martin to president and COO. Richard A. Kreisl joins the co. as vp sales & marketing.

KUKA Robotics Corp. appoints Joseph Campbell to the position of director of strategic alliances for North America. LINPAC Materials Handling elevates Patrick M. Huesing to the position of sales manager for beverage, general business and government accounts. Eric A. Miller steps into Huesing's previous role of beverage specialist.

FORMOST Packaging Machines, Inc. adds Michael Wierman in the position of engineering manager.

ON THE MOVE

Pliant Corp. invests $15 million to expand value-added production capacity at three of its manufacturing facilities in North America.

Axon Corp. relocates its corporate hq to Walnut Creek Industrial Park in Raleigh, NC.

Portola Packaging forms Portola Blow Mold Technologies, a new div. that offers a variety of bottling and blow-molding products and services for the dairy industry.

Intl. Paper introduces Global Custom Services, a new business unit that manages the packaging supply chain for its customers.

Owens-Illinois creates the HealthCare Packaging unit following the sale of its blow-molded plastic container business.

Unit Pack doubles the square-footage of its Cedar Grove, NJ-based production facility.

PAC Machinery Group acquires Milwaukee Bag Intl.

Serac, Inc. purchases Nova-Socimec, a manufacturer that specializes in filling equipment for thick-flowing products.

ACCORDS

Cartonplast, LLC and Orbis Corp. form the joint venture Corbi Plastics, LLC.

Celplast Metallized Products becomes the exclusive North American agent and distributor for Alcan Packaging's CERAMISĀ® films.

HAPPENINGS

The Intl. Packaging Press Organization commemorates its 30th anniversary at interpack 2005. An invitation-only event will be held April 24 at the Schumacher Brauerei in D?sseldorf.

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