Industry Watch

A quick run-down on the latest supplier news, mergers, expansions, and people.

Companies
HAVI Global Solutions (HGS) acquired Packaging & Technology Integrated Solutions (PTIS).

Sealed Air Corp. acquired MultiBagger Holdings, a wholly owned subsidiary of Machinery Developments Ltd.

Heat and Control, Inc. purchased Spray Dynamics, Ltd.

Pro Mach acquired Matrix Packaging Machinery.

ISO Poly Films was in the national spotlight as Republican presidential candidate, Texas Gov. Rick Perry, unveiled his economic plan from ISO Poly’s 135,000-sq-ft facility in Gray Court, SC.

NatureWorks LLC, announced that Thailand chemical producer, PTT Chemical Public Co. Ltd. is investing $150 million in NatureWorks.

M. Jacobs & Sons completed the acquisition of Packaging Consultants Group.

Schneider Electric named Maverick Technologies its first strategic alliance partner.

Ball Corp. opened its expanded Graphics Center of Excellence in Westminster, CO.

Rexam announced plans to expand its current operations at its Excelsior Springs, MO, production facility by more than 50%.

People
Michael Brice joined INX International Ink Co. as director of business development.

Bryan Cook was appointed sales manager for McDowell Label & Screen Printing.

Gary Saunders was promoted to general manager for Magnum Systems.

Hidetoshi Shibuya was named chief executive officer of Shibuya Hoppmann Corp.

Jim Connors joined The Aagard Group as key account and area sales manager.

Pat O’Connor joined Columbia Machine, Inc., as business development manager.

Jay Bergevin was named area sales manager for Kendall Packaging Corp.

The Aluminum Assn. elected Thomas Brackmann, Nichols Aluminum, chairman of the board; Jean-Marc Germain, Novelis North America, vice-chairman. William Aronson, Metal Exchange Corp.; Patrick Lawlor, SAPA Profiles North America; Wesley Oberholzer, Wise Metals Group; Jerry Sweeney, Tennessee Aluminum Processors, Inc.; Patrick Franc, Tri-Arrows Aluminum; Dietrich Gross, Jupiter Aluminum; Kurt Leopold, Valimet Inc.; Robert Longenecker, retired CEO of KB Alloys; and Layle Smith, Noranda Aluminum Inc., were elected to the board of directors representing producer members; and Patrick Taylor, Besttransport.com, Inc.; Michael Falk, Falk PLI Engineering and Surveying, and Andrew Fellon, Fellon-McCord and Associates, LLC were elected as new board of director members representing associate members.

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