MOVERS & SHAKERS
Delkor Systems, Inc.
Delkor Systems, Inc. hires Adam Koller as director of engineering.
Enercon promotes Owen Schmidt to regional sales manager—induction sealing.
Envirotainer promotes Reinier Danckaarts to partner management director.
Muller Martini promotes Rudolph Müller to chairman of the board and Bruno Müller to CEO.
3 Sigma names Thomas Trayner CEO and chief marketing officer.
IPS Packaging hires Gregg Schuliger as VP of sales.
Hartness Intl. names Jim Soenke director of sales for North America, Doug Stambaugh vp of sales for North America and Mexico and Scott Smith vp of international sales.
Portola Packaging Inc. hires Kevin Kwilinski as president and CEO.
PMMI promotes Kim Beaulieu to director of exhibitor services, Katie Bergmann to director of administration, Elizabeth Cox to exhibitor services coordinator and Maria A. Ferrante to senior director of training and development in addition to continuing as editorial director of Packaging Machinery Technology magazine.
Alcan Packaging Food Americas names Frank Kitchel as VP of marketing, Meat & Dairy Flexibles.
Utah Paperbox names Steve Keyer president.
GROWING & GOING
Hartness Intl. restructures its global commercial group to focus on the global commercialization of several new products line.
Habasit America opens a 340,000-sq-ft North American headquarters in Suwanee, GA.
Integrated Packaging Corp. opens a $10 million, 90,000 sq-ft manufacturing facility in New Brunswick, NJ.
PWP Industries opens a recycling facility for PET bottles in Davisville, WV.
NatureWorks invests $1 million to transform its former pilot plant in Savage, MN, into an Ingeo™ bioresin applications lab.
BUYING & ALLYING
Portola Packaging, Inc.
Applied Robotics, Inc. signs Innovation Matrix Inc. as a partner to extend its reach into Japan and Taiwan.
DAK Americas, LLC and Shaw Industries Group Inc. create a new joint-venture company, Clear Path Recycling LLC, to produce RPET from post-consumer recycled PET bottles.
Printpack, Inc. wins the 2009 Flexographic Technical Association Excellence in Flexography Award in the screen category for the Pantene Cuidado Clásico 2 en 1 shampoo sachet pouch.