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Newsmakers

Dr. Kotaro Morita
SAKATA INX and INX Intl.
Jim Lyons
Kliklok-Woodman
Mario Pino
Kliklok-Woodman
Julia Amadio
MWV Healthcare
Steven Jones
Pharma Tech Industries
Greg Osborne
Triangle Package
Machinery Co.

MOVERS & SHAKERS

SAKATA INX and INX Intl. promote Dr. Kotaro Morita has been promoted to Director of its International Operation Division and Chairman of the Board of INX Intl. and Yuichi Kataura to chief technical officer, director of research and development for INX International and senior vp on the INX Board of Directors.

Greiner Packaging names Tobias Strasser as thehead of Division K.

Kliklok-Woodman hires Jim Lyons and Mario Pino as field salesmen:

MWV appoints Julia Amadio as the VP of Helathcare global marketing.

Pharma Tech Industries appoints Steven Jones as regulatory affairs manager and Drew Hoffman as business development manager.

Triangle Package Machinery Co. hires Greg Osborne as sales manager – Southeast region.

Rexam Beverage Can promotes Rich Grimley to COO and hires Kip Nickel as VP, sales and marketing.

Ball Corp. names Michael L. Hranicka as executive VP and for the company's North American metal beverage packaging operations

Advanced Vision Technology appoints Juan Da Silva as sales director for Latin and South Amer-ica.

Elopak appoints Ole Tjeldflåt as interim executive VP, Region Americas. He also remains executive VP, equipment supply.

GS1 US elects Pamela G. Bailey, president and CEO of the Grocery Manufacturers Association, and Leslie G. Sarasin, president and CEO of the Food Marketing Institute, to its board of governors.

Shorewood Packaging, a business of International Paper, adds Kelly Ryan as business development manager for its Consumer Products Business.

Spiroflow Systems, Inc. appoints Jeff Dudas as CEO.

SATO appoints Mike Fowler, Brian Lang and Lim Yee as executive officers.

GROWING & GOING

Adept Technology, Inc. has a new Adept Robotics Centre inaugurated by PSG College of Technology in Coimbatore, India.

Beckhoff Automation opens a sales and engineering center in Charlotte, N.C. and hires Ron Pryor as a customer service engineer and Les Queen as an application engineer, both at the Charlotte office.

Cedex Plastics S.A.L., the new Lebanese-based joint venture between EXOPACK and the INDEVCO Group, invests in a VAREX® coextrusion line from Windmoeller & Hoelscher.

Davis-Standard commissions a new coextrusion pilot line at its new 4,000 sq-ft blown film lab in Somerville, NJ.

DuPont Teijin Films consolidates all U.S. PET film production to its Hopewell, VA. Location and will close the Florence, SC, plant.

Rollprint Packaging Products, Inc. opens a new prototype laboratory designed to provide medical disposal manufacturers with state-of-the-art packaging support.

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