MOVERS & SHAKERS
Michael L. Gonzalez
HK Systems, Inc.
HK Systems, Inc. appoints Michael L. Gonzalez CEO. He is currently president and chief operating officer.
Century Foods hires Joe Leinfelder as the new sales manager for its branded and private-label group. Corbi Plastics LLC hires Richard R. Smith as director of sales.
Outlook Group Corp. promotes Jeffrey W. Cheak to chief operating officer.
Rexam appoints Steve Wirrig managing director of its primary packaging and prescription business within its plastic packaging sector.
Smurfit-Stone Container Corp. elects Steven J. Klinger to its board of directors.
Jeffrey W. Cheak
Outlook Group Corp.
Honeywell appoints Norman “Norm” Gilsdorf president of Honeywell Process Solutions.
Husky Injection Molding Systems appoints George Halatsis to the position of vp, finance and chief financial officer.
Staco Energy Products Co. hires Sumit Chatterjea as eastern regional sales manager.
PMMI elects Jim Anderson, CEO of Marlen, its chairman in 2009, and Richard S. Schneider, president of Schneider Packaging Equipment Co., Inc., to the Board.
Graham Packaging Co., L.P. promotes Mark S. Burgess to CEO Warren D. Knowlton, who is resigning as CEO, continues in the role of executive chairman.
The International Hologram Manufacturers Assoc. elects Rob Levy (Holo-Source) a board member and
Steven J. Klinger
Smurfit-Stone Container Corp.
Laurence Holden (JDSU) as North American representative.
Weyerhaeuser names Charles Williamson board chairman.
Standard-Knapp promotes Mike Weaver to president and co-CEO; Robert Reynolds to chief operating officer and co-CEO; and Kevin Catherman has been hired as the National Accounts Manager.
Evertis America appoints Ellis Emery segment business manager of food and consumer packaging for its rigid and semi-rigid PET business.
Kammann USA forms from a merger of Kammann Machines, Inc. and Kammann Machines Service, Inc.
Staco Energy Products Co.
INX International Ink Co. opens a new 80,000-sq-ft manufacturing facility in Homewood, IL.
BUYING & ALLYING
Dow Chemical receives clearance from the EU regarding its proposed acquisition of Rohm and Haas.
Illinois Tool Works, Inc. acquires the GSE Scale Systems product line from SPX Corp. GSE Scale Systems becomes a business unit of ITW and part of the company's Test and Measurement Group, where it will join with Avery Weigh-Tronix.
Mark S. Burgess
Graham Packaging Co., L.P.
Kodak acquires certain assets of NuPro Technologies, Inc.
Massman Automation Designs, LLC acquires Sabel Engineering Corp.
The Visual Pak Companies acquire Norka, Inc.
Mason Wells Buyout Fund II announces the acquisition of TOLAS Healthcare Packaging by its portfolio company, Oliver Medical, LLC.
CALL FOR ENTRIES
DuPont Packaging calls for entries to the 21st DuPont Awards for Packaging Innovation. Deadline is Feb. 13, 2009. Entry forms are available at www.packaging.dupont.com.