Indutry Watch

COMPANIES Hueck Foils, LLC was acquired by the Constantia Flexible Packaging Group. Hueck Foils will now be known as Constantia Hueck Foils, LLC.

Packaging Assn. of Canada and the Sustainable Packaging Coalition signed a partnership agreement. As an initial collaboration, PAC and SPC will develop a sustainable curriculum.

AC Technology, a member of the Lenze Group, expanded its Uxbridge, MA, facilities to include mechanical products.

Douglas Machine Inc. was awarded a patent for the Velocity high speed servo stacker technologies.

Knight Packaging Group, Inc. acquired H.J. Jones-Sons Ltd., London, Ontario, Canada, a North American designer and manufacturer of carded and folding carton packaging.

TricorBraun acquired Independent Packaging Inc.

Heidenhain opened its new 135,000 sq’ building at its world headquarters in Traunreut, Germany, for the purpose of encoder assembly and R&D.

Xycom Automation adopted Pro-Face as its new corporate name.

Pro Pack Inc.’s current management teanm has purchased the company. Pro Pack group will continue to expand its product lines and focus on selling through distribution partners throughout North and South America.

EFI joins the Brand Protection Alliance, LLC, through its line of Jetrion industrial ink-jet systems.

Multivac Canada opened as Multivac’s newest subsidiary company.




Victor L. Dixon was named president of Cortegra, the newly re-named pharmaceutical packaging business that consists of New Jersey Packaging and Creative Press.

Tim Hutchinson joined Sidel Inc. as regional account manager for the West Coast.

R. A Jones & Co. Inc. appointed Vince Donaghy national account manager for consumer & personal products industries for the Northeast and mid-Atlantic states.

Hubert H. Keil, Uhlmann Packaging Systems, was appointed vice chairman of the board of directors of the Healthcare Compliance Packaging Council.

Curtis Packaging named Brian Jermyn account executive, cosmetics and beverage products.

Domino Printing Sciences plc appointed Thorsten Föcking product director for laser,  Kristen Telfer group software director, and Chris Beesley program director.

Dana Waterman was appointed chief executive officer of Aylward Enterprises.

Tracy Powers was named business development representative for Dynamic Conveyor Corp.

DS Containers named Brock Manner director of sales, Midwest; and George Buckland director of sales, East Coast.

Oden Corp. appointed the following regional sales managers: Greg Nickols, West Coast; and D. J. Reynolds, East Coast.

David Diekelman was appointed vice president, business and product development of Stora Enso Specialty Papers.



Robert W. Stevens
, long time Western Packaging Assn. supporter and life member and a past president of the Institute of Packaging Professionals, passed away on February 17, 2007.


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