January 29, 2014

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Sun Chemical names Rudi Lenz CEO and president and Susan Guerin senior vp and CFO.

HK Systems, Inc. appoints John C. Hines president, HK Production Logistics and James (Jamie) P. Purko vp and CFO of HK Systems, Inc.

Nylon Corp. of America names Gregory J. Biederman president and CEO.

Tapemark hires Bruce Hepke, senior account manager.

PTI Packaging Systems appoints Mark V. (Sparky) Ewing sales manager, responsible for stick-pack and premade pouch packaging machinery.

Cereplast, Inc. appoints Jacques Vincent, vice chairman of Groupe Danone, to its board of directors.

Pregis Corp. appoints Kevin J. Baudhuin president, Protective Packaging North America.

The Glass Packaging Institute elects L. Richard Crawford, president of Global Gls Operations at O-I, as chairman of the board of trustees for a one-year term.

Constantia Hueck Foils hires Tom Marker and John Steenkamer as account executives for the Midwest and the Northeast respectively.

Sidel names Mart Tiismann president and CEO.

Sonoco names James W. Morris division vp, Paper North America Sales and Marketing, and Steven C. Gendreau division vp and general manager—Kraft. Gendreau will have global account responsibility for Sonoco's business relationship with Kraft Foods, Inc.

FKI Logistex® appoints Michael Bell manager, customer service and support, FKI Logistex Canada.

Sabel Engineering Corp. appoints Don Kappen general manager.

The Foodservice Packaging Institute appoints Lynn Dyer vp.


Printpack builds a full-range flexible-packaging converting facility in Kutno, Poland, 150 km southwest of Warsaw.

Siemens Energy & Automation, Inc. completes a $30 million Norwood, OH, plant expansion.

Bosch Packaging Technology opens a new 2,600-sq-m manufacturing facility in Goa, India.

NOVA Chemicals Corp. modernizes and expands polyethylene plants in the Sarnia, ON, region.

Schneider Electric opens an Automation and Control Innovation Center in Raleigh, N.C.

Sonoco relocates its Charleston, S.C., recycling operation to a new, state-of-the-art materials recycling facility 1.5 mi away.


Adept Technology, Inc. signs ControlVision as its new regional distributor for Australia and New Zealand and acquires Cerebellum Automation SAS located in Chavanod, France.

Alcoa sells its packaging and consumer businesses to New Zealand's Rank Group, Ltd. for $2.7 billion.

Berry Plastics Corp. acquires Captive Holdings, Inc., the parent company of Captive Plastics, for $500 million, and MAC Closures, Inc., a plastic cap and closure manufacturer with operations in Waterloo, Quebec and Oakville, Ontario.

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