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A. Schulman Inc. appoints Dennis Smith director of new business applications and Oliver Stahl general manager, engineered plastics, North America.

Ball Corp. names Gary E. Woeste vp, sales and marketing, for the Metal Food and Household Products Packaging Division, Americas.

International Packaging Research Assn. elects Thomas Goedecke president.

All-Pak Inc. hires Matt Evanovich as a national account manager, Pittsburgh- based sales, for the Custom Solutions Div.

Elsner Engineering Works Inc. promotes Larry D. Fischer to sales manager for the Americas.

Adept Technology Inc. appoints Rush LaSelle as director of global sales and marketing.

EskoArtwork appoints Bryan Stringer worldwide business development manager, sign and display.

Menasha Corp. promotes William F. Ash to president of ORBIS Corp., Menasha's second-largest operating division.

Smurfit-Stone Container Corp. appoints Timothy T. Griffith vp and treasurer.

Eriez partners with Richard Parmee, founder of Cheyney Design and Development and the Sapphire Alliance.

TGW-ERMANCO hires John Clark as director of marketing and promotes Del Deur to director-product development, Edward Smithburg to director-sales support and Rodney Wilson to director- systems integration.

Neopac appoints Martina Christiansen director of sales, Pharma.

Dennis Smith
A. Schulman Inc.
Larry D. Fischer
Elsner Engineering
Works Inc.
Timothy T. Griffith
Smurfit-Stone Container Corp.

Gary E. Woeste
Ball Corp.
Bryan Stringer
Esko Artwork
John Clark


Avery Weigh-Tronix gains Class A certification for its software development from the Carnegie Mellon Software Eng. Institute. The TPackagign Machinery Mfrs.' Institute chooses names five packaging industry leaders for the Packaging Hall of Fame Class of 2009: Patrick J. Helm, Balluff Inc.; Mark Jacobson, Econocorp Inc.; Dwight C. Schmidt, Fibre Box Assn.; James E. Scott, JES Packaging; and Dennis E. Young, Michigan State University.


Motoman Inc. partners with Agile Planet, Inc. HP allies with R.R. Donnelley & Sons for development of an HP Ink-jet Web Press solutions and establishes an additional sales channel for HP Ink-jet Web presses with Pitney Bowes. Unisource Canada acquires Mondrian-Hall Inc. Thiele Technologies Inc. buys the Hudson-Sharp Machine Co.

Rovema Global Packaging Group LLC acquires BOSSAR S.L.

FUJIFILM Graphic Systems U.S.A., Inc. and EFI form partnership.

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