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Industry Watch—July 2016

A quick look on the latest supplier news, mergers, expansions, and people as listed in the July 2016 issue of Packaging World.

Companies

PakTech invested in an Australia warehouse for faster fulfillment. The new Sydney location will meet the growing demand for 6Pak and QuadPak can carriers.

Tekni-Plex, Inc. announced that all of its liner manufacturing companies will be doing business as Tri-Seal, a Tekni-Plex, Inc.company.

Hilscher North America, Inc. formed a partnership with SAP that allows for the seamless integration of information technology (IT) with operational technology (OT).

To help address the need for additional bottle-making and process knowledge by plastics industry professionals, Plastic Technologies, Inc. (PTI) developed the PTI Online Academy, an on-demand, web-based video training program.

France-based Arcil S.A. changed its name to Synerlink.

Klöckner Pentaplast earned a Safe Quality Food (SQF) Level 3 Certification, which is achieved when a company demonstrates an exceptional food safety and quality management system.

People

Hank Baptiste was appointed Northwest Regional Sales Manager for Dorner Mfg. Corp.

Oscar Planas was appointed Director of Sales Americas for Xaar.

Marc Keller was hired as an Electrical Controls Engineer for Axon, powered by Pro Mach.

Mark Nikolich was named CEO of Braskem America.

Steve Colella was appointed Business Development Leader—Healthcare Packaging in the Americas for Multisorb Technologies.

Maryann Walburn was hired as North East Sales Manager for Rovema North America.

Jerry Rundle was promoted to Field Sales Manager for Harpak-ULMA.

Mark Jordan was hired as Senior Sales Manager, Western Regional Sales and Operations for Intelligrated.

Clay Howser joined Silgan Closures as Project Manager responsible for managing development projects involving both metal and plastic closures.

Achievements

The Women’s Business Enterprise National Council granted Nancy Wilson, CEO and Owner of Morrison Container Handling Solutions, the National Women’s Business Enterprise Certification.

In-Mold Decoration Assn. honored Berry Plastics Group, Inc. with three decoration awards for its high-quality in-mold label decoration technologies. The awards are Gold for Best Part Design, Gold for Best Product Family, and Silver for Best Product Family.

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