Newsmakers 10269

March 11, 2015

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Thomas Luken Romaco

Robbins & Myers, Inc. appoints Thomas Luken president of its Romaco Business Unit. He is responsible for Romaco's worldwide operations.

Beckhoff Automation Canada hires Calvin Wallace as sales manager for southwestern Ontario. He was vp sales and marketing at Axiom Technolgies.

Bison Gear & Engineering Corp. appoints Martin Swarbrick president and COO. Most recently, Swarbrick was named vp and Director of Business Excellence for Motorola.


Robb Black Turck, Inc.

TURCK, Inc.'s Robb Black is appointed as the newest member of the PTO (PROFIBUS and PROFINET North America) Board of Directors. Black is the director of the Network & Interface Div. at TURCK.

Domino Printing Sciences, plc appoints Kirsten Telfer group software director and Chris Beesley is now the program director of its Group Development Team.

Dematic Corp. names John K. Baysore president and CEO. He was previously president and CEO of ThyssenKrupp Fabco.


Tom Kopanski Siemens Energy & Automation, Inc.

Siemens Energy & Automation, Inc. names Tom Kopanski, currently vp of the Automation and Motion Div., vp of the Power Distribution and Controls Div. and Raj Batra, currently vp of the Automotive and Aerospace Center of Competence, vp of the Automation and Motion Div.


Ed Wood Multivac, Inc.

Multivac, Inc. hires Ed Wood as director of sales for its Medical, Consumer and Industrial division. Wood will report directly to Jan Erik Kuhlmann, president/CEO of Multivac, USA. Multivac also appoints five additional regional sales managers to its U.S. food division: Bryan Barner (AR, LA and southeastern TX), Gregg Poffenbarger (OK, AZ, NM and northern TX), Tom Ribken (KY, TN, NC and SC), Don Heuck (IL and IN) and Randy Rhude (ND, SD, NE, WY and CO).

Rexam PLC appoints Leslie Van de Walle chief executive of its board. He will succeed Lars Emilson, who is retiring.

Alcan, Inc.'s senior vp, Christel Bories, is elected chairman of the European Aluminum Assn.'s executive committee.

Crown Holdings, Inc. promotes Raymond L. McGowan Jr. to president of its North American Food Packaging business. Previously he served as president of Crown Food Can Packaging USA.

3 Sigma Corp. promotes Larry Slaven to president and COO. He most recently was the company's vp and general manager.

Shuttleworth, Inc. appoints James D. Bonahoom vp of finance and James R. Bush regional sales manager, responsible for AL, FL, GA, SC and TN.

Shorewood Packaging, a business unit of International Paper, names Bruce Betancourt vp of sales for its Cosmetic Packaging group.


Eric Klein Lenze/AC Technology

Lenze/AC Technology hires Eric Klein to the new position of North American distribution sales manager.

Rockwell Automation, Inc. names Christopher Zei vp of its OEM initiative. In addition, Matt Bauer, who is market development director for Information Software at Rockwell Automation, has been named chairman of the board of directors for the Manufacturing Enterprise Solutions Assn. (MESA) Int..


ROVEMA Packaging Machines reports that it is now responsible for all of the Americas, with the recent addition of South America as its territory, within the Rovema group of companies.

Surefil LLC, a contract manufacturer for the personal care and medical industries, builds a 50,000-sq-ft extension to its manufacturing facilities.

Kaufman Container relocates its corporate headquarters in the greater Cleveland area. The new 180,000-sq-ft facility allows Kaufman Container to consolidate its three Cleveland operations into one building.

International Paper sells its kraft papers business to Stone Arcade Acquisition Corp. for approximately $155 million.


SCA is selling its North American packaging operations to Metalmark Capital for $400 million.

Dover Corp. completes the acquisition of Markem Corp.

Silgan Holdings, Inc. acquires Cousins-Currie Ltd. for CAD $48.3 million.

Sonoco acquires Clear Pack Co.

CCL Industries, Inc. acquires the sleeve-label business of Illinois Tool Works, Inc. for approximately CAD $105 million.


Rockwell Automation, Inc.'s chair-man and CEO, Keith D. Nosbusch, receives the Frost & Sullivan CEO Lifetime Achievement Award in the Industrial Automation and Process Control space.

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