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Newsmakers

MOVERS & SHAKERS

Jean-Félix Lesueur has been appointed president of Cermex SAS and director of the Cermex Div. (Group Sidel, subsidiary of Tetra Laval), whose headquarters are based in Corcelles-les-Cîteaux near Dijon, France.

Pearson Packaging Systems welcomes Mark V. Ewing to the newly created position of director of sales.

Michael Groos, corporate officer and vice president of Nordson Corporation's Adhesive Dispensing and Nonwoven Fiber Systems, will be responsible for the global development of new markets and applications for Nordson's Packaging and Product Assembly (PPA) and Paper and Paperboard Converting (PPC) businesses. In addition, Jeffrey Pembroke is named vice president of sales and marketing and James DeVries is named vice president of operations for Adhesive Dispensing and Nonwoven Fiber Systems.

Alcoa appoints Paul Thomas executive vice president and group president of Alcoa Packaging and Consumer Products.

SATO Corporation appoints J. Michael Fowler director of SATO International Pte Ltd. as well as president of SATO Holding Americas, Inc., and Robert Linse president of SATO America, Inc.

Interphex promotes R.J. Palermo to event director.

KHS USA, Inc. names Jeffrey J. Tietz executive director of sales—packaging group, Mike Brancato executive director of sales—beverage group and Bob Pease commercial director. MRI Flexible Packaging adds Kathy Smith as inside sales representative along with Michael Floody as senior account manager.

Robert E. Brown is named regional sales manager for Cortec Corporation.

SWF Companies installs a new management team of Ed Suarez (vp/gm of California Packaging Automation) and Bill Stratford (vp/gm of global technical support).

Shorewood Packaging names Don Powell vice president of manufacturing for home entertainment.

R.A. Jones & Co. promotes Travis Younger to national account manager for the food industry.

James Alexander names Ron Douros director of quality assurance.

Airspray International, Inc. appoints Craig Inman director of business development and marketing.

Europackaging LLC appoints Stephan G. Braig head of North American operations as vice president and general manager.

Rick Stachel joins The Freeman Company as vice president of operations.

World Wide Packaging, Inc. names Colin Clasen vice president for Midwest sales.

BUYING & SELLING

The ID Technology div. of Pro Mach, Inc. acquires The Glennon Group, Milwaukee, a provider of labeling, marking and packaging systems and services throughout the Midwest.

MeadWestvaco Corp. signs a definitive agreement with Compagnie de Saint-Gobain to acquire Grandview, MO-based Saint-Gobain Calmar, which manufactures plastic dispensing and spraying systems, for $710 million in cash.

Barry-Wehmiller Cos., Inc. and Thiele Technologies agree to acquire the intellectual property and certain specified assets of Slidell, Inc., Owatonna, MN, a designer and manufacturer of automatic packaging equipment for handling free-flowing, granular and powder materials.

CLARIFICATION

The Gleukos package noted in an easylink box in PD's May 2006 article on p. 32 is actually made by Ampac Flexibles; and not Amcor, as was stated.

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