Packaging Briefs – MONDAY, JULY 12

David Bellm

January 29, 2014

3 Min Read
Packaging Briefs – MONDAY, JULY 12


MGS Machine Corp. names new Product Handling Regional Sales Manager
MGS Machine Corporation has hired Casey Dominick Di Chiria as a Product Handling Regional Sales Manager for the Product Handling Group. Mr. Di Chiria brings his experience as a business development specialist and a keen understanding of inventory and management to MGS. He has represented different manufacturing industries and has a history of improving inventory flow within a company’s systems. In his new position, he will be primarily responsible for developing sales plans, overseeing the sales staff, and channel partner management. Mr. Di Chiria most recently worked with Nordquist as Regional Sales Development Manager.

New state-of-the-art facility in Kenosha, Wisconsin to strengthen Mondi´s offering for specialized release liner in North America
Mondi Akrosil LLC has entered into an Asset Agreement with Nitto Americas regarding their recently discontinued facility (to be named Mondi Kenosha) in Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin. The transaction is subject to the normal procedures and conditions, including completion of the due diligence process and regulatory clearances. Mondi will purchase the 168,000 square foot building, 60 acres of land, and other outstanding assets. Mondi intends to develop the Kenosha facility into Mondi’s leading plant for specialized release liners in the rising US market and beyond.

Troy Snader named Vice President of Sales for Brenton, a Division of Pro Mach
Troy Snader, a 25-year veteran in packaging management and sales, has been named Vice President of Sales for Brenton, a division of Pro Mach. Mr. Snader will lead sales efforts of Brenton’s extensive end-of-line product portfolio, which includes stand alone case packers, palletizers, and shrink wrappers, as well as robotic solutions and multi-component integrated systems. Before joining Brenton, Mr. Snader, was President and founder of Packaging Synergies, a North American distributor of European and Asian flexible packaging machinery.

Appleton to sell its Performance Packaging operations
Appleton announced today that it has entered into an agreement to sell its Performance Packaging operations to a newly formed company named NEX Performance Films Inc. which is owned by Mason Wells, a Milwaukee-based private equity firm. The sale of the Performance Packaging operations is a strategic move to consolidate Appleton's offerings and to allow Appleton to focus on its core business. The purchase price to be paid in the transaction is approximately $58 million. Subject to the satisfaction of customary closing conditions, the companies expect the transaction to be completed in July. Appleton intends to use proceeds from the sale to reduce debt and for general corporate purposes.

1-800-Recycling.com’s “My Recycle List” is now #1 recycling app in Apple Store
1-800-Recycling.com, an interactive nationwide company dedicated to simplifying and enhancing the consumer recycling experience, has announced that its iPhone App, “My Recycle List,” became the #1 top rated recycling App at Apple’s App store a mere 22 days after its release. Like 1-800-Recycling’s website and phone system, the “My Recycle List App” is designed to take the burden out of recycling by making it easy to accomplish recycling goals in the least amount of trips.

Terry Fulwiler, CEO of WS Packaging awarded Lifetime Achievement Award at 2010 Label Industry Global Awards
A panel of label industry experts has reviewed the votes for the 2010 Label Industry Global Awards and is pleased to announce the winner of the prestigious R. Stanton Avery Lifetime Achievement Award is Terry Fulwiler, CEO of WS Packaging Group, Inc. He was selected as the overall winner by the international label industry judging panel at the FINAT Congress in Valencia following a review of the online votes against the criteria. The award is sponsored by Avery Dennison.

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