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People

–Sandra Beach Lin has been named president of Alcoa’s (Pittsburgh, PA) closures business, Closure Systems Intl. –Tetra Pak (Vernon Hills, IL) hired Christopher M.
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Industry watch: Achievements

Tetra Pak (Vernon Hills, IL) was honored with the Association of Post Consumer Plastics Recyclers’ Partners for Change Award. —Meyers Label (Minneapolis, MN) is the 2001 recipient of ¶Hormel Foods Corp.’s Hormel #1 Award.
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In memoriam

Gad Rausing, 77, long-time executive of Tetra Pak (Lausanne, Switzerland) and son of its founder, passed away Jan. 28.
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Supplier news: Achievements

ISO 14001 certification: Collamat Stralfors AG (Basel, Switzerland); Tetra Pak Plastic Packaging Div. (Geneva, Switzerland), for its U.K. and Belgium factories.
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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

Tetra Pak Inc. (Vernon Hills, IL) held a ribbon-cutting ceremony in September to open its new environmentally friendly U.S. corporate headquarters at 101 Corporate Woods Parkway, Vernon Hills, IL 60061; phone: 847/955-6000, fax: 847/955-6500.
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Supplier news: Achievements

Tetra Pak (Vernon Hills, IL) and educational software developer Edmark (Redmond, WA) have joined forces to sponsor "eCarton," a unique milk carton side-panel program that will provide elementary schools with educational software.
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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

Tetra Pak Plastic Packaging Div. (Geneva, Switzerland) has relocated to share a headquarters building with its Tetra Pak PET Packaging Systems company in Geneva, Switzerland.
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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

Tetra Pak (Lund, Sweden) has announced that Tetra Pak Flexible Packaging Systems in Lincolnshire, IL, will be closed in an effort to focus solely on PET and HDPE rigid packaging systems.
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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

Tetra Pak (Geneva, Switzerland) has opened two new PET preform plants in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia and Valencia, Spain.
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Tetra Pak Inc. (Chicago, IL): Michael Dregalla, dir. of sales, processing div.
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Only leaders need apply

In the year 2000, say Packaging World sources, the key ingredient in a director of packaging will be dynamic leadership skills. The candidate had better be a people person, too, and be able to wear a number of interdisciplinary hats.
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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

Tetra Laval Group (Albion, MI) has changed its name to Tetra Pak Hoyer.
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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

Tetra Pak (Chicago, IL) and the Graham Packaging Group (York, PA) plan to expand their recently-formed global alliance for the dairy business. That includes entry into the U.S.
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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

Tetra Pak Distribution Americas Inc.(Eden Prairie, MN) announced the opening of Tetra Pak Distribution Americas Inc. just outside Minneapolis. The new facility will serve as Tetra Pak Distribution AB's headquarters for North, Central, and South America.