–Zeller Plastik (Libertyville, IL) has named Alex Piagnarelli director of sales and marketing. –Packaging Machinery Manufacturers Institute (Arlington, VA) appointed Martin Prakken, Bruce Larson, and James Anderson to 4-year terms on its board of directors.
Miller Brewing Co., Milwaukee, WI, named NorthStar Print Group (Watertown, WI) Supplier of the Year for 2000. John Bowlin, president/CEO of Miller, presents the award to DickGasper, NorthStar president/CEO.
IWKA Packaging Machinery, Inc. (Fairfield, NJ) has assumed ownership of BWI plc (Altrincham, England) and its subsidiaries R.A. Jones & Co., Inex, Holmatic, KartridgePak, Manesty, KP Aerofill, Huettlin and Dawson.
R.A. Jones & Co., Inc. has partnered with CMA (Moirax-Agen, France), Harro Hofliger (Allmersbach, Germany) and Nor-Reg AS (Honefoss, Norway) to offer vertical cartoning machines, horizontal pouching machines and pouch cartoning equipment, respectively.