Beckhoff Automation promotes Mark Lewis to support manager. He will be responsible for managing Beckhoff's technical support, field service and repairs departments. Beckhoff also hires Mark Whitaker as regional sales manager for states in the U.S. Mountain Time Zone.
Adhesives Research, Inc. promotes Geoff Bennett to president. He previously held positions of president of Adhesives Research Europe and vp and general manager of the ARcare(R) Div.
B&H Labeling Systems hires James Reilly as northeastern regional sales manager and Lee R. Smith as western regional sales manager. B&H also announces the retirement of Enrique Rojas-Dourthe, who has served as director of sales for South America at B&H for the last 10 years.
Chromaticity, Inc. adds Ian Mackenzie to its executive team.
Belvac Production Machinery appoints David J. Mammolenti to the newly created position of senior vp of operations. He will oversee product engineering as well as manufacturing and supply-chain functions.
Esko appoints Guy Van Puyvelde to the new position of senior vp of sales and marketing. This position covers global sales, service and marketing activities.
Domino Printing Sciences, plc appoints Ben Rock to the newly created position of director—global accounts.
Thiele Technologies, Inc. promotes Tim Voit to vp, sales and marketing, for the Feeder Product business unit. Voit will be responsible for directing worldwide sales efforts and marketing initiatives for Thiele's Streamfeeder business unit and Thiele's core feeder lines.
Vector Packaging Intl. hires Gonzalez Diaz as executive vp of its Latin American Div.
World Wide Packaging hires David Willing as account executive to head up its MI office.
Constar Intl., Inc. appoints Michael D. McDaniel to its board of directors.
Continental Packaging Solutions names Hank Townsend as a packaging consultant and manager of its Houston office.
Elsner Engineering Works, Inc. hires Uwe Gerigk as its new international sales manager and also announces the opening of its new sales office in Bremen, Germany, where he will be located.
Pro Mach, Inc. announces that Charles M. (Mack) Greene, president of its End-of-Line business unit, retired January 31 of this year. Greene cofounded Orion Packaging Systems in 1988 and joined Pro Mach more than seven years ago with its acquisition of Orion. In 2005, he was named president of the company's newly formed End-of-Line Business Unit, which includes Orion, Brenton Engineering, Rennco and Wexxar Packaging. He will continue to serve as an advisor to Pro Mach.
FleetwoodGoldcoWyard announces changes to its regional sales team. Stoeppler retires after nearly 40 years in the packaging industry. Karin Aronson takes over as the midwest regional sales executive following the retirement of Jim Stoeppler and will be based in St. Louis at the Barry-Wehmiller corporate office. Duane Cappo joins FleetwoodGoldcoWyard as the southwest regional sales executive. Tom Shedosky assumes the regional territory responsibilities for Chicago and Northern IL from sales manager Andy Moyden, who will now concentrate his efforts within the container manufacturing sector.
HayssenSandiacre creates a separate Product Business Unit for Rose Forgrove led by Mike LaPare as director—Rose Forgrove, and it promotes Dave Clark to the position of aftermarket director—HayssenSandiacre Europe.
HEIDENHAIN Corp. appoints three new national sales and product managers: Kevin Kaufenberg, Electronics, Semiconductor & Metrology Div. (includes medical markets); Chris Weber, Machine Tool Div. (includes metalworking); and Tom Wyatt, Automation Div. (includes drive technology).
Dorner Manufacturing Corp. appoints Glen Schulz as new general manager of Dorner Autologik.
Menasha Corp. hires Victor L. Dixon as president of its pharmaceutical packaging business.
Crown Holdings, Inc. promotes Raymond L. McGowan, Jr. to president of its North American Food Packaging business. He previously served as president—Crown Food Packaging USA. His responsibilities now also include all of the company's Canadian food-can businesses.
Ideal Manufacturing & Sales Corp. hires Daniel C. Kahl as technical sales engineer.
Sumitomo Drive Technologies announces the promotion of Ronald J. Smith to the position of CEO/president for Sumitomo Machinery Corp. of America. His 25 years of power transmission industry experience include 16 years at SMA. Sumitomo also promotes Donald J. Brownrigg to the position of CEO/President for SM-Cyclo of Canada, Ltd., Steve Leins to vp of sales for the Western Div. and Randy Satterfield to vp of sales for the Eastern Div.
LDS Assembly Systems hires Marty Mosbrucker as changeparts manager and Linda LaFleur as executive account manager for changeparts.
Oden Corp. appoints D.J. Reynolds and Greg Nickols as U.S. regional sales managers for the East Coast and West Coast territories, respectively.
Stora Enso Speciality Papers appoints David Diekelman to the position of vp, business and product development. Prior to this appointment, he held the position of product development director for Speciality Papers.
Watlow names Greg Wagner general manager of its heater and sensor lines.
GROWING & GOING
Laminations(R), part of Great Northern Corp.'s Specialty Group, moves its Northwest operations in Wilsonville, OR, into a larger, nearby facility.
Caraustar Industries closes its mill in Lafayette, IN and four tube- and core-converting facilities.
Multivac opens a subsidiary company, Multivac Canada, headquartered just north of Toronto
Xycom Automation adopts Pro-Face Automation as its new corporate name.