Newsmakers 223

January 29, 2014

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Luis De la Mora President


IPN hires Luis De la Mora as president—marketing and sales for its USA operations.

Healthcare Compliance Packaging Council appoints Hubert H. Keil as vice chairman of its Board of Directors. He is managing director and CEO of Uhlmann Packaging Systems.


Lisa M. Maxwell Regional Sales Manager

Pearson Packaging Systems hires Lisa M. Maxwell as regional sales manager, North Central—West. She will be based out of Chicago.

ColorMatrix Group, Inc. appoints V. Gerry Corrigan as president and CEO.

IMA Nova(R) and IMA Swiftpack name Bill Finnigan as product manager for the Swiftpack brand of Electronic Tablet Counters.

National Instruments promotes eight to vp. These are: Jon Bellin, vp of R&D, application and sys-tem software; Kevin Schultz, vp of R&D, data acquisition and distributed I/O; Arleene Porterfield, vp, global information technology; Owen Golden, vp of sales, Americas; Francis Griffiths, vp of sales, Europe; John Hanks, vp of product marketing, data acquisition and industrial control; Victor Mieres, vp of sales, Asia Pacific and Tony Vento, vp, applications engineering.


Stuart Sheperd President

Kuka Robotics Corp. appoints Stuart Shepherd as president.

Prisym, Inc. appoints Martyn Kerluk as US manager along with Christine Partridge as strategic accounts manager and Shawna Wagener as sales and marketing administrator.

R.A. Jones & Co., Inc. appoints Vince Donaghy as national account manager for consumer & per-sonal products industries for the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic States.

USA Strategies hires Pat Harrington as a senior account manager.


Andrew D. Span Executive Vice President

CVC Technologies, Inc. promotes Andrew D. Span as executive vp, sales and marketing, USA op-erations.

Liberty Carton Company, a division of Liberty Diversified Industries, appoints Mike Snowball as general manager of its corrugated paper manufacturing plant in Minneapolis.

CMD Corp. hires Ed Verkuilen as regional sales manager for the Western U.S. and Canada.

International Paper announces that Marianne Parrs, its executive vp and chief financial officer, in-tends to retire at the end of 2007. Parrs, 62, joined International Paper in 1974.

The Flexible Packaging Association announces its 2007 Board of Directors. Officers are: Ilene Gordon, Alcan Packaging–Chair of the Board; Peter B. Schottland, American Packaging Corp.–Immediate Past Chairman; Charles Coker, Jr., Sonoco Flexible Packaging–Executive Vice Chairman (chairman-elect) and Michael Impastato, Flint Group–Treasurer.


Graham Packaging closes plant in North Charleston, S.C.

SIG Combibloc, Inc., relocates its North and Central American headquarters from Columbus, OH to the greater Philadelphia, PA area.

AC Technology, a member of the Lenze Group, announces an additional expansion to its new 125,000-sq-ft facility in Uxbridge, MA to include mechanical products.

Day-Pak, Inc. opens a new office and warehouse facility in Groveport, OH.


Klockner Pentaplast Group sells its flexible film business to Wipak, the packaging division of Finland-based Wihuri Group.

Perlen Converting AG acquires ac-Folien GmbH, Müllheim, Germany.

Thiele Technologies acquires SWF Companies from Dover Corp.

International Paper sells its North American beverage packaging operations to Carter Holt Harvey, Ltd. for approximately $413 million.

The Bradman Lake Group sells its 'Albro Dico and Gravfil' brands to a newly formed organiza-tion.

Tegrant Corp., formerly SCA Packaging North America, completes its sale to Metalmark Capital.

PTS and Mark Andy announce business alliance.

Brookfield Asset Management Inc. acquires Longview Fiber Co. for approximately $2.15 billion.

Gerresheimer Group acquires Wilden AG.

Cortegra(TM) is the new name for the combined New Jersey Packaging and Creative Press companies.

Constantia Hueck Foils, LLC is the new name of Hueck Foils, LLC, which has been acquired by the Constantia Flexible Packaging Group.

MonoSol LLC acquired by Catterton Partners.


IDTechEx calls for entries to the IDTechEx Printed Electronics Awards. For information, go to


Packaging Machinery Manufacturers Institute (PMMI) scholarship delivers financial support to packaging students at Rochester Institute of Technology.

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