January 29, 2014

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Newsmakers

MOVERS & SHAKERS

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Kim Stoll, Dorner Mfg. Corp.

Dorner Mfg. Corp. appoints Kim Stoll as industrial products marketing manager.

Exact Packaging Inc. adds Randy Cotteleer as general manager.

HayssenSandiacre hires John Staruch for the newly created position of vp market development.

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Steve McElweenie, FKI Logistics(R)

FKI Logistex(R) expands its Canadian operations; promotes Steve McElweenie to vp and general manager of FKI Logistex Canada, Ltd., which brings together three existing FKI Logistex Canadian divisions—Airport, Post & Parcel, Warehouse & Distribution, and Manufacturing Systems—to create a single, go-to-market entity in Canada.

Evergreen Packaging hires Paul Knoerl as the North American equipment specialist for bottle- and cup-filling systems on its sales team.

Herrmann Ultrasonics, Inc., the North American headquarters of the Herrmann Group, announces that Thomas Herrmann, formerly general manager of Herrmann Ultrasonics, Inc., returns to Herrmann Ultraschalltechnik GmbH & Co. KG to assume the position of CEO sales and finances. He remains president & CEO of Herrmann Ultrasonics, Inc. Uwe Peregi assumes the position of executive vp and general manager at Herrmann Ultrasonics.

R.A. Jones & Co., Inc. opens Mexican sales office that will be managed by José Edmundo Romo.

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Amy R. Defayette, Bosch Rexroth Corp.

Bosch Rexroth Corp. hires Amy R. Defayette in product marketing for its Linear Motion and Assembly Technologies group for its VarioFlow(TM) conveyor line.

Laminations, part of Great Northern Corp.'s Specialty Group, promotes Todd Hainer to manager of new business development.

Datamax Corp. and O'Neil Product Development, Inc., both part of Dover Corp's. Product Identification Group, appoint Michael A. Allocco as vp of sales for the Americas.

Logotech promotes long-time VP Leslie Gurland to president.

Padtech AS names Matthew Grimaldi as president of North American Operations.

Pro Mach's Ossid Div. promotes operations manager Mike White to vp and general manager.

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Dennis Sadlowski, Siemens Energy and Automation Inc.

Siemens Energy and Automation, Inc. appoints Dennis Sadlowski as president and CEO. He succeeds Aubert Martin, who is retiring after 40 years with Siemens.

SleeveCo, Inc. promotes Martin Wilson to president. David Johnson, company owner, will remain as CEO and chairman of the board.

Sumitomo Drive Technologies appoints Shinji Nishimura as the general manager of Sumitomo Drive Technologies' (Power Transmission and Controls Group of Sumitomo Heavy Industries, Ltd.) global organization, headquartered in Tokyo.

Yupo Corp. announces several promotions: Paul Mitcham to director of marketing and sales, Dave Ofstein to director of quality assurance, Angelita Millendez to finishing manager and Cathy Rock to accounting manager.

GROWING & GOING

Transparent Container Co., Inc. announces major manufacturing facility expansions at three locations. It opens a manufacturing facility in Ontario, CA, that is an extension of its Bensenville facility. It doubles the size of its Conyers, GA, facility. It acquires a larger facility in Berkeley, IL.

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Eastman Chemical Co. opens its new Columbia, SC, IntegRex manufacturing facility, which produces the co.'s ParaStar PET resin.

Alcan, Inc. opens its new $42.6 million packaging plant in Reidsville, NC, which produces printed packaging including folding cartons and labels, for key customers in Alcan Packaging's global tobacco business.

James Alexander Corp. expands its facility from 20,000 to more than 30,000 sq. ft.

Phoenix Contact opens its new 15,000-sq-ft Customer Technology Center in Houston.

Greif, Inc. established its regional headquarters for the Asia-Pacific region in Shanghai, China, in conjunction with the opening of its new steel drum plant in Shanghai. Vp and strategic business unit manager Eugene Wu leads the region. Greif also establishes Greif (China) Trading Co. LTD, based in Shanghai.

BUYING AND ALLYING

Linx Printing Technologies announces that Diagraph, An ITW Co., takes responsibility for Linx distribution in the U.S.

The Blackstone Group (London, U.K.) acquires the Klöckner Pentaplast Group (Luxembourg) for $1.8 billion. It also acquires the Pharmaceutical Technologies and Services segment from Cardinal Health for approximately $3.3 billion.

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