January 29, 2014

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SATO appoints Mike Fowler, Brian Lang and Lim Yee as Executive Officers.

Barry-Wehmiller Co., Inc. appoints Peter C. Wallace to its Board of Directors. 

EnviroPAK Corp. appoints Bob Plummer as President and CEO. 

Hyde® Tools, Inc. appoints Eric Pfeiffer to director of marketing for its Industrial Blade Solutions Div. 

LSI, a division of Pro Mach, names Erik Bronander director of sales. 

Polypack, Inc. hires Beryl Lawrence as the dairy sector manager. 

Smyth Companies hires David Buchholz to the newly created position of vp-continuous improve-ment. 

Tompkins Associates promotes Kelly Reed to partner. 

ServiceAccess, the service arm of PressAccess, hires press technicians Mike Flebbe and Dave Macaluso. 

TAPPI appoints Simona Marcellus as director of marketing, Lisa Hightower as press operations manager and David Bell as vp of corporate relations. 

Anderson Packaging promotes Phil DiGiacomo to vp, sales and marketing and Matt Dawes to director of sales. 

Catalent Pharma Solutions, Inc. appoints John LaHaye to vp of business development for the commercial packaging business of its packaging services segment. 

Smurfit-Stone Container Corp. promotes Jim Cutter to vp of research and development. 

Toray Plastics (America), Inc. promotes Tonya McBride to national sales manager and Justin Larson to sales representative within its Lumirror® Polyester Film Division and Michael Brandmeier to senior vp and member of the board of directors. 

MeadWestvaco Corp. promotes Olivier Trevidic to director of folding carton sales for North America within MWV’s Beauty & Personal Care business.


Klöckner Pentaplast Group expands its production capabilities for blown A/MA/B barrier films (commonly known as Barex® barrier films) at Beaver, WV at a cost of $500,000. 

PWP opens a second PETE recycling facility, costing $20 million, in CA. 

Portola Packaging, Inc.’s wholly owned subsidiary, Portola Tech, moves to new modern manufacturing facility in Cumberland, RI. 

RISO, Inc. opens a Boston branch. 

Spear Group Holdings expands Mason, OH production facility. 

Bobst Group North America names Larry Gannon as the customer service manager responsible for the mid-Atlantic region. 

Tom Frey, who previously covered the mid-Atlantic region, will focus on the growing northeast region. 

Diversapack LLC opens a $7 million film-manufacturing facility in PA.



Ball Corp. acquires beverage-can manufacturing plants in Rome, GA, Columbus, OH and Ft. Atkinson, WI and a beverage-can end-manufacturing plant in Gainesville, FL from Anheuser-Busch InBev for $577 million. 

Bemis buys Alcan Packaging for $1.2 billion. 

ID Label Inc. acquires Universal Label Technologies, Inc

PaperWorks Industries and The Specialized Packaging Group merge. 

Rockwell Automation has the following 10 machine builders join the Rockwell Machine Builder program, part of the company’s PartnerNetwork framework: ADCO Manufacturing, Aspect Automation, Delkor Systems, EAGLE Technologies, Fargo Automation, Osgood Industries, Oystar Jones, Schneider Packaging, Triangle Packaging and United Bakery Equipment

Sandvik Coromant establishes a business relationship with Grainger.

CELEBRATING (anniversaries, accomplishments) 

HP Executive Vice President Vyomesh Joshi receives New York University's Prism Award, which recognizes distinguished leadership in the graphic arts and communications industry.

C-P Flexible Packaging celebrates its 50th anniversary,


PMMI calls for nominations for the Packaging Hall of Fame™ class of 2009. Nominations are due by Aug. 3, 2009. 


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