Newsmakers 2438

January 29, 2014

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Alcan, Inc. makes Richard "Dick" Evans its president and CEO, succeeding the retiring Travis Engen. Evans remains a director of the board.

Alcoa adds V. Lance Mitchell as president of its Closure Systems Intl. business. Mitchell most recently served as a group vp for PolyOne Corp.

Sato America, Inc. appoints Gary Krause as its new director of marketing. He joined the co. three years ago as a distribution sales manager.

Ampac Packaging, LLC names Jon Powell managing director of its newly created Ampac Europe operation. Powell brings more than 25 years of experience.

Colder Products Co. promotes Rick Garber to the position of vp of marketing. Garber developed the co.'s award-winning RFID capabilities and is a leading advocate of smart technology.

R.A. Jones & Co., Inc. promotes Tami VanVooren to the position of natl. account manager for the foods industry. She joined the co. in '98.

OMAC Packaging Workgroup adds William Henderson to its executive board. Henderson is a marketing manager for the Automation and Motion div. of Siemens Energy & Automation, Inc.


SCA Americas ( relocates its North American hq to an 81,200-sq-ft facility inside Philadelphia's Cira Centre office tower.

Wulftec Intl., Inc. ( expands its Ayer's Cliff, Quebec, plant with a 26,000-sq-ft addition.

Dematic Corp. ( a subsidiary of Siemens, opens as a supplier of automated materials handling systems and solutions. The co. is the successor of the former distribution and industry group of Siemens Logistics and Assembly Systems, Inc.

KHS ( changes its name to KHS USA, Inc. to better align its corporate identity following the merger last year of Klöckner Bartelt and Kisters Kayat.

Sato America, Inc. ( purchases Checkpoint Systems, Inc.'s former BCS businesses and its hand-held labeling systems in the U.S.

Allen Coding Systems, a U.K.-based manufacturer of premium contact coding systems, joins the ITW family of cos., reporting to Norwood Marking Systems (

Pro Mach, Inc. ( acquires the product line and certain assets of Mahaffy & Harder Engineering Co.

The Packaging Machinery Manufacturers Institute ( and BDMetrics ( sign a five-year deal with, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of PMMI, to create a next-generation analytic platform for the packaging market. The relationship utilizes one common database to create personalization around unique roles, providing a 365-day tool for attendees' and exhibitors' business challenges.

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