MOVERS & SHAKERS
Surefil LLC hires Barb Schuring as project manager responsible for sales project management and customer service.
OMAC elects John Kowal, market development manager for B&R Industrial Automation, to a 3-year term on its board of directors.
Finch Paper appoints Robert M. McDonald as vp manufacturing.
Multivac appoints Matt Malott as director of key accounts.
The Intl Authentication Assn. appoints Jim Rittenburg, vp, healthcare and life sciences at Athentix Inc.®, as a new chair.
Unilux names Matthew Runo as senior engineer.
Accutech Films Inc. names Fred Wampnar as CEO.
Atlantic Zeiser appoints Marcus Geigle as public relations and communications marketing manager.
Tna promotes Patrick Avelange to group sales manager based in Sydney, Australia; Bachar Ghadri to general manager for Middle East operations based in Dubai, UAE, and Suresh Chandran to after market sales manager based in Sydney.
Avery Dennison Graphics and Reflective Products Division North America names Todd Hain as marketing communications manager,
R&B Plastics Machinery names Al Hodge as president.
Cortegra appoints John Moyer as quality systems manager.
TAPPI names MeadWestvaco's Mark Watkins as fellow for 2010.
Key Technology hires Dr. Michael Nichols as senior director of research and development.
Nordson Corp. promotes George Porter to vp, North American adhesives sales and service; John Schnarr to director, strategic marketing; David Titone to director, business development and sales operations and Alan Ramspeck to manager, product management.
Flexcon Container promotes Ken Beckerman to president of its plastic container and pallet division.
The Society of Plastics Engineers' Thermoforming Board of Directors names Ken Griep, vp of Portage, WI-based Portage Casting and Mold, Inc., as its new chairman.
The Wornick Co. names Paul Sturkey as development chief.
GROWING & GOING
Coating Excellence Intl opens a 120,000 sq-ft manufacturing plant in Hebron, KY.
Danafilms doubles its coextrusion capacity and facility in Franklin, KY.
BUYING & SELLING
Pregis Corp. acquires IntelliPack Inc., Tulsa, OK.,
The Visual Pak Companies' American Blending & Filling division acquires a major production facility in Waukegan, IL.
Rockwell Automation named one of world's most ethical companies for third consecutive year by Ethisphere.
Markem-Imaje's Keene, NH manufacturing site receives ISO 14001 environmental certification for North America.