Packaging Briefs – MONDAY, APRIL 26

David Bellm

January 29, 2014

2 Min Read
Packaging Briefs – MONDAY, APRIL 26

Alcoa Board of Directors Elects Klaus Kleinfeld Chairman, CEO
Alcoa announced that its Board of Directors has elected Klaus Kleinfeld, 52, as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Company. Kleinfeld succeeds Alain Belda, 66, who previously announced his plans to retire from the Company after more than 40 years of service. The leadership change took place at Alcoa’s annual meeting of shareholders today. Kleinfeld has been a member of the Alcoa Board of Directors since 2003. He joined Alcoa as an executive in October 2007 as President and Chief Operating Officer and was named President and CEO in May 2008. Previously he served as CEO of Siemens AG.


Mary Kay Bendis

Morrison Container names Mary Kay Bendis new engineering manager
Morrison Container Handling Solutions, a leading manufacturer of timing screws, change parts and drive units for the packaging industry, announces Mary Kay Bendis is the company’s new Engineering Manager. As engineering manager, Bendis oversees Morrison’s experienced team of engineers and field service technicians, including twelve PMMI (Packaging Machinery Manufacturers Institute)-certified engineers.

FlexLink celebrates 30 year anniversary
Conveyor system pioneer FlexLink celebrates its 30 year anniversary this year. The history of FlexLink started in 1980 as a production efficiency project within SKF, the world leading bearing manufacturer. The international break-through came instantly and the FlexLink conveyor solutions quickly got recognition in a wide range of industries, world wide. Today, 30 years later, the company is an established world leader in production logistics solutions – a major tool in increasing the efficiency in such diverse manufacturing industries as automotive, solar cells, food, medical devices and pharmaceuticals.

Pack-Track acquired by Datamonitor
Datamonitor Group announced that it has acquired Pack-Track, the specialist packaging research and analysis organization. Following the acquisition, Pack-Track will operate independently under the direction of founder Andrew Streeter to preserve its unique offering and ethos for global FMCG and OTC brand manufacturers.

O.Berk Company Celebrates Centennial Anniversary
O.Berk Company announced that 2010 marks the 100th anniversary of the founding of the company. O.Berk was established in Newark, NJ, in 1910, by its namesake, Osias Berk. In 1925, the company was purchased by Isaac Goldstein, great grandfather of O.Berk’s current Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Marc M. Gaelen.

NewPage and Spicers Paper Announce New Partnership on Discovery Brand
NewPage Corporation and Spicers Paper announced a definitive agreement for NewPage to supply Spicers Paper with a private label brand of coated papers, Discovery®, effective immediately. Discovery is a recognized and long standing Spicers Paper brand that is the foundation of the company's exclusive Advantage Grade family of coated paper products. Discovery, supplied by NewPage, offers an enhanced value proposition to customers who will benefit from a domestically-produced product that is widely available and produced across an efficient and flexible paper manufacturing infrastructure.


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