January 29, 2014
MOVERS & SHAKERS
Bosch Rexroth Corp.
Bosch Rexroth Corp. hires Milton Coleman as manager of product marketing and technical support for Bosch Rexroth-Linear Motion and Assembly Technologies Group.
Milacron promotes Lewis Nuzzie to the position of applications development manager.
Romaco appoints Gary Kedgley as vp, sales and marketing.
Adalis Corp. hires Tom Driscoll as business development manager.
WeighPack Systems, Inc. hires Michael Scioli and Bill Jones as salesmen. Scioli will handle southern CA and the midwesternern U.S., while Jones will handle eastern Canada and the northeast
U.S. WeighPack also hires Ramin Kermani as engineering and order-processing manager.
ColorMatrix Group, Inc. appoints V. Gerry Corrigan as president and CEO. Corrigan began his career with ColorMatrix in 2003 as COO, responsible for its manufacturing operations, as well as sales and earnings for the Americas.
Michael R. Verdon
MGS Machine Corp.
MGS Machine Corp. names Michael R. Verdon as its new Director of Operations. He will be in charge of engineering, manufacturing and the product handling facility at MGS.
Hunkar Packaging, Inc. appoints Marshall Pelot as national sales manager. Hunkar Packaging, Inc. is a wholly owned label-application equipment subsidiary of Hunkar Technologies, Inc. Pelot was previously with Joseph Labeling Systems, which has been acquired by Hunkar Packaging.
Thiele Technologies, Inc.
Thiele Technologies, Inc. appoints Kip Boie as vp of sales and marketing.
USA Strategies hires Pat Harrington as a senior account manager.
Mark Andy, Inc. promotes Jeff Feltz to director of product management and Mary Gavach as marketing project coordinator.
Victor L. Dixon
Cortegra, the newly re-named pharmaceutical packaging business comprised of New Jersey Packaging and Creative Press hires Victor L. Dixon as president. He will report to Arthur W. Huge, president and CEO of Menasha Corporation, Cortegra's parent company.
3 Sigma announces several organizational changes: Dora Francis moves to the position of marketing coordinator. Francis has functioned as customer service manager in the customer service organization. Amy Bailey will take over Francis's function as team leader of the group. Ronica
Fischer has joined the customer service group as a customer service representative. Her primary responsibility will be for customer and sales support in the northeast, northwest and plains-states regions. Thomas Geeting and David Montgomery are hired as account managers. Tom will be responsible for accounts in the southwestern U.S. region covering southern CA, AZ, NV and UT. Dave will handle accounts in the Great Lakes area covering MI, northern IN, northern OH and portions of PA.
Twinlode Corp. appoints Gary Zimmer as vp of sales and operations.
Acme Paper & Supply Co., Inc. appoints Joseph Kern regional as sales manager for its Richmond, VA, location, where he will manage a team of account managers in the VA and NC territories.
GROWING & GOING
B&R Industrial Automation Corp. establishes its 20th subsidiary in Barcelona. This increases B&R's presence to 140 offices in 55 countries. The new subsidiary will be headed by Ramon Diaz.
MOCON, Inc. opens a technical support office in Shanghai.
Rexam opens its new Innovation Center in Sussex, WI, for its global Make Up Division, a part of its growing plastics business.
Tetra Pak plans to invest €60 million in a packaging-material manufacturing plant in Hohhot, China, to support the country's growing dairy and beverage industry.
Numina group builds a new 'green' corporate headquarters in Woodridge, IL.
Xpedx begins operations at its new 68,000-sq-ft distribution/logistics center and offices in Grove City, OH.
Herrmann Ultrasonics Technology, a Herrmann Group company (world headquarters in Karlsbad, Germany), moves into a new building in Hangzhou, China.
Mr. Pak Enterprises L.L.C. relocates to Greenville, SC.
Sumitomo Machinery Corp. of America expands production operations at its facility in Corona, CA, to include the Hyponic(R) line.
Flint Group relocates its offices from Ann Arbor, MI. The administrative offices move to Plymouth, MI, and the laboratories relocate to Ypsilanti, MI.
RAANI Corp. relocates it Chicago-based international operations to a new 150,000-sq-ft facility.
BUYING AND ALLYING
Volm Companies has completed the acquisition of all assets of Columbia Packaging and Distribution, which will operate as part of Volm Companies.
Arrowhead Conveyor Corp. acquires NeXtconveyor .
Hunkar Packaging, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Hunkar Technologies Inc., acquires Joseph Labeling Systems, LLC.
TNA and Kiremko announce a strategic alliance to provide turnkey integrated solutions for complete packaging and processing for the potato snackfood industry.
Rock-Tenn Co. acquires the remaining 40-percent minority interest in GSD Packaging, LLC that it did not own, for $32 million, giving Rock-Tenn sole ownership of the company.
Econocorp, Inc. is now a stocking distributor for National Starch and Chemical's "COOL-LOK" adhesive products.
STILL IN BUSINESS
Bell-Mark Corp. is proceeding with all projects as planned, following a fire that occurred on of April 12 at the company's Dover, PA, facilities. The company's main manufacturing building remains undamaged and all critical business data is co-located off-site. The fire only affected a building that is used primarily for assembly and administrative purposes, and fortunately no one was seriously injured.
The Inst. of Packaging Professionals and the Italian Trade Commission announce the winners of the Italian Packaging Technology Awards program, which are sponsored by the Italian Trade Commission and UCIMA and is coordinated by IoPP as part of its educational program. The following are the student winners: Edward Boldt, Jr., Univ. of Wisconsin, Stout; Kevin Holland, Virginia Tech; Timothy Interlichia, Rochester Inst. of Technology; Monica Mayorga, Rutgers Univ.; Sarah Pomfrey, Mohawk College; Virginia Porter, Clemson Univ.; Nancy Schueneman, California Polytechnic State Univ.; and Audrey Whaling, Michigan State Univ.
The web address for Sumitomo Drive Technologies is www.sumitomodrive.com.
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