Industry Watch—March 2017

A quick look on the latest supplier news, mergers, expansions, and people as listed in the March 2017 issue of Packaging World.


Heat and Control broke ground on a 103,000 sq-ft manufacturing site for Spray Dynamics in Union, MO.

Squid Ink Mfg. partnered with Kwik Lok Corp. to release the new 905A CoPilot UV LED Printer, designed to be attached to the Kwik Lok 872 automatic bag closing machine, using the CoPilot printer and UV LED curing system built by Squid Ink.

Fort Dearborn Co. acquired SleeveCo, Inc. Moving forward, SleeveCo will become SleeveCo, a Fort Dearborn Co.

Display Pack celebrates its 50th Anniversary this year.

DS Smith Plc completed the acquisition of Parish Mfg. Inc.

Fameccanica added a liquid primary packing (LPP) business unit to better serve the filling machinery market.

Sato acquired DataLase.

Wind Point Partners, a private equity firm, acquired Paragon Films.


Dave Weikel was appointed Service Manager for Harpak-ULMA.

Nicole Johnson was named Vice President of Sales & Marketing for Flexible Technologies.

Jean-Marc Galvez was appointed President—Consumer Packaging Div. for Berry Plastics Group, Inc.

Piet Ising was appointed Group Product Manager-Conveying-General Foods for tna.

Craig Lentkow was appointed IIoT Business Development Manager for Hilscher North America.

Pietro Cassani was chosen Chief Executive Officer for the Marchesini Group.

Jose Arroyo was promoted to Latin American Sales and Customer Support Manager for Axon, powered by Pro Mach.


Hammer Packaging was named Best Workplace in the Americas 2016 for their human resources practices.

In Memoriam

Charles Maxwell (Mack) Greene, Jr., formerly with Orion Packaging, passed away on January 29, 2017.

Wayne Slaton, Senior Director of Sales, Douglas Machine, passed away on Sunday, Jan. 22, 2017.

Paul Doody, Global Marketing Director, Domino Printing Sciences, passed away on January 11, 2017.

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