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Newsmakers

Movers & Shakers

Jay W. Roth

Elsner Eng. Works, Inc. promotes Jay W. Roth to regional sales manager.

Norwood Marking Systems/Allen Coding Systems appoints Randy Roberts regional account manager.

Alcan Packagingnames Diane Frisch vp of human resources and communications, Food Americas, and vp of human resources, global pharmaceutical packaging.

Menasha Packaging announces that Dennis Bonn, vp of marketing, has assumed the responsibility for the company's Retail Integration Institute.

Diane Frisch

YKK Corp. names Michael Blunt fastening business leader for its north- and central-American regions as well as president of subsidiaries, YKK USA and Tape Craft Corp.

Multisorb Technologies appoints Jeff Brown business development leader, food & beverage market.

Century Foods hires Joe Leinfelder as a sales manager for its branded and private-label group.

Multivac, Inc. appoints Jim Brigman western regional service supervisor.

PMMI announces that Carol Shuttleworth, president and CEO of Shuttleworth, Inc., will chair its global marketing committee; Rick Schneider, president of Schneider Packaging Equipment Co., will chair its membership committee; and Jack Aguero, vp of business development and marketing for Pro Mach, Inc., will chair its business intelligence committee.

Dennis Bonn

WeighPack Systems, Inc. promotes Mark Conforti to manager of its Midwest facility.

The Technical Association of the Pulp and Paper Industry (TAPPI) elects Dr. Gary M. Scott (SUNY), Davide R. Friedman (General Mills) and Thomas E. Rodencal (consultant) to its board of directors.

Standard-Knapp promotes Mike Weaver to president and co-CEO and Robert Reynolds as COO and co-CEO and hires Kevin Catherman as national accounts manager.

Solvay Chemicals, Inc. promotes Paul Jones to business manager—sulfite and trona.

Buying & Allying

Jeff Brown

Adept Technology, Inc. signs Eagle Technologies Group as its newest preferred packaging partner. Campbell Wrapper Corp. buys TEMCO, which will be merged with Parsons-Eagle Packaging Systems.

Amcor, Ltd. is in talks for part of Alcan Packaging.

Mason Wells Buyout Fund II, L. P. acquires Tolas Healthcare Packaging. Rockwell Automation acquires Rutter Hinz.

Achievements

Printing Industries of America names James Hammer of Hammer Packaging the recipient of the 2008 Lewis Memorial Lifetime Achievement Award, which is named for Abraham Lewis, founder of Graphic Arts Monthly, also published by Reed Business Information.

Lewis, founder of Graphic Arts Monthly, and his sons, Louis and Myron.

Cognex receives the engineers' choice award from the readers of Control Engineering magazine for its In-Sight® Micro vision system. Cereplast, Inc. receives the 2009 Environmental Award for Emerging Technology in Materials from the Society of Plastics Engineers.

The Technical Association of the Pulp and Paper Industry (TAPPI) honors Dr. James C. Abbott with 2009 TAPPI Herman L. Joachim Distinguished Service Award and Dr. Gary A. Baum with the Gunnar Nicholson Gold Medal.

Jim Brigman
Michael Blunt
Randy Roberts
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