Bradman Lake, Inc. appoints Gary Pickett president. Pickett was previously Bradman Lake’s vp of business development and vp of engineering.
Gary Pickett Bradman Lake Group
T.H.E.M. (Technical Help in Engineering and Marketing) names Kenneth W. Botterbrodt president.
Kenneth W. Botterbrodt T.H.E.M.
Langen Packaging appoints Paul Tichauer president.
Phoenix Contact USA promotes Greg Jerrehian and Louis L. Grice as vps of sales and marketing, respectively.
Prism Group Holdings, Ltd. appoints Filip Buyse CEO and president.
Greg Jerrehian Phoenix Contact USA
Labeltronix selects cofounder Dan Blair as nutraceutical label specialist.
Invensys p.l.c. appoints Sudipta Bhattacharya chief software solutions officer, reporting to Mike Bradley Sr., president of Wonderware, a business unit of Invensys.
Louis L. Grice Phoenix Contact USA
Durst Image Technology U.S., LLC hires Gary Rogers as western region sales manager,
Mark Andy promotes Dieter Huck to chairman of Mark Andy Europe and appoints Remy Höhener as European managing director at the Basel, Switzerland office.
Gary Rogers Durst Image Technolgy U.S., LLC
POLYPACK appoints David Falvey as the national accounts manager for the food industry.
Greif, Inc. elects David B. Fischer as president and COO. Fischer was senior vp and divisional president of Industrial Packaging & Services of Greif’s North and South America, Asia, Africa and Australia business units. Michael C. Patton, senior vp of Paper, Packaging & Services, will also lead IP&S – North America. He was named divisional president as well. Ivan Signorelli, senior vp of Greif’s IP&S – Europe strategic business unit, also adds the title of divisional president.
Robert Brands Rexam
Rexam appoints Robert Brands managing director of the Personal Care Division, which encompasses the company’s dispensing systems, makeup and home and personal care businesses.
Saint-Gobain Corp. names Jacques Aschenbroich president and CEO. Saint-Gobain Corp. is the holding company for Compagnie de Saint-Gobain’s U.S. and Canada operations. Aschenbroich succeeds Jean-François Phelizon, who returns to Compagnie de Saint-Gobain’s Paris headquarters as senior vp and advisor to Saint-Gobain’s global CEO, Pierre-André de Chalendar.
Jerry Perry Americode Int’l.
Sonoco appoints Todd Stollberg division vp and general manager—Procter & Gamble. Stollberg will be responsible for coordinating Sonoco’s global consumer packaging and services relationship with Procter & Gamble.
GROWING & GOING
Bonset America plans to increase PETG heat-shrinkable film capacity by installing a new extrusion line in its manufacturing facility located in Brown Summit, NC. Startup will be in the third quarter 2008.
AmeriCode Intl., Fort Worth, TX, under the leadership of Jerry Perry, president and CEO, has offices planned for Asia and Mexico, along with a North American expansion that includes facilities in Nashville, San Diego, Minneapolis, Denver and Philadelphia.
The Klöckner Pentaplast Group plans to add to its North American production capacity for polyester films at its Beaver, WV manufacturing facility. Startup is targeted for March.
FKI Logistex® establishes its Graduate Engineer Training Program, part of the company’s continued investment in North American material handling engineering and research and development.
Octal Holding and Co. SAOC, an Oman-based company, has an integrated PET resin and APET sheet-manufacturing facility coming onstream in May 2008.
Tetra Pak, Inc. invests 100 million euros in a new packaging plant in Lobnya, Russia.
Toray Plastics America, Inc. appoints Richard Schloesser as executive vp. Schloesser, a 17-year veteran with Toray, is the first American in the Japanese company’s history to be appointed to that position.
EskoArtwork, a Belgium-based company recently formed with the combination of Esko and Artwork Systems, names Carsten Knudsen CEO, Guido Van der Schueren as chief commercial officer and René Delbar as senior vp, business development.
Squid Ink Manufacturing, Inc., relocates its corporate headquarters and printer-manufacturing operation to a 50,000-sq-ft facility in Brooklyn Park, MN. The new location houses sales, marketing, engineering and executive offices, an ink-jet printer demo room and a training center, and an improved manufacturing plant. The location also includes a spacious research and development lab. Squid Ink will continue fluid production at its existing Spring Lake Park, MN location.
BUYING AND ALLYING
Ampac Packaging, LLC acquires privately-held Floeter Flexible Packaging Group, Eberdingen, Germany, for an undisclosed amount.
Graphic Systems Group acquires applebrandsource, a global strategic branding and package design consultancy firm in New York City.
Honeywell joins ISA Security Compliance Inst. as founding member.
Impress buys Amcor Group’s Food Can and Aerosol business in Australia and New Zealand.
Norampac Division of Cascades Canada, Inc. sells its Red Rock linerboard mill, located in northwest Ontario, to North American Logistic Services, Inc. Norampac will pay the purchaser $10 million to encourage the startup of a new line of production at the facility.
Spartech Corp. acquires the stock of Creative Forming, Inc., which has a 160,000-sq-ft facility in Ripon, WI.
ThyssenKrupp Materials NA acquires OnlineMetals.com, a web-based distributor of metals and plastics.
Dynamic Conveyor Corp., Inc. ranked No. 4,740 on the first-ever Inc. 5,000 list of the fastest-growing private companies in the country.
DE-STA-CO recently held an open house at its new global headquarters in Auburn Hills, MI.
Sture G. Olsson, former chairman of Chesapeake Corp. and son of its founder, passed away Sept. 10.