Newsmakers 691

January 29, 2014

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EskoArtwork appoints Mark D. Quinlan president of its North American operations.

Avery Dennison Corp. appoints Richard W. Hoffman senior vp and chief information officer.

HK Systems, Inc., appoints Eric Thatcher account executive for HK production logistics and James Swensen as account executive for aftermarket  customer service.

Etna appoints Peter Calopedis chief financial officer.

Shorewood Packaging, a business of International Paper, appoints Mike Ukropina as senior vp for its global tobacco business.

Sidel names Claudio De Souza international key account manager for Coca-Cola.

Multisorb Technologies appoints Virginia Cullison business development leader, healthcare packaging.


VisiPak installs thermoforming equipment in St. Louis, MO, to bring the operations onshore.

ABB opens its North American Drives service hub in New Berlin, WI, as the support location for ABB drives throughout the U.S. and Canada.

Amcor Flexibles, a division of Amcor, opens a state-of-the-art manufacturing facility at AF Sligo, Ireland.

Beckhoff Automation opens a new regional office in Fond du Lac, WI.

Danfoss doubles the size of its Loves Park, IL, facility that produces variable-frequency drives. After expansion, the facility will be LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environment Design)-certified and registered with the U.S. Green Building Council.

Sandvik Coromant establishes its newest production center in Schaumburg, IL.

Smurfit-Stone Container Corp. opens a $42-million converting facility in Cerritos, CA, and its recycling division partners with Advanced Disposal Services, Inc., to operate a materials-recycling facility in Jacksonville, FL.

AutomationDirect opens a new automation laboratory on the campus of Northern Illinois University in Dekalb, IL.


Adept Technology, Inc., expands into the Mexican market and signs Automatizaciones Garco S.A. de C.V. of Monterrey, Mexico, as an exclusive distributor for Mexico.

Graphic Packaging Holding Co. sells two of its coated, recycled board mills, located in Philadelphia and Wabash, IN, to PaperWorks Industries, Inc.

Mark Andy, Inc., is aquired by newly formed MAI Holdings.

Ferro Corp. and Nanofilm form a partnership for sales of nanocoatings into the glass and ceramic industries.

Pregis Corp. opens a new innovation center in suburban Chicago.


Automated Packaging Systems receives the Food Safety Certification from AIB Intl., an independent international auditing organization. Automated Packaging Systems has received a superior rating, which is the highest AIB audit rating achievable.

Seal-It, Inc., a division of Printpack, Inc., wins a 2008 Golden Cylinder Award in the packaging category for its AgroLabs shrink labels.

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