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Industry Watch—April 2017

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


Matrox Imaging ( will offer classroom training on its Matrox Design Assistant 5 flowchart-based machine vision software at its Montreal, Canada headquarters from May 1-3.

Multivac, Inc. announced the expansion of its premier technical service with the unveiling of DirectTech enhanced customer support, which will now include weekend service.

Pregis announced a new global branding unit, SG PolyMask, for its surface protection films, cohesive materials, and single-face corrugated products.

PFlow Industries, Inc. launched a company website designed to improve the user experience for customers and dealers interested in its vertical reciprocating conveyors.

Nortech, Inc. acquired Tishma Innovations Asset Acquisition.

The Landa Group announced that its Metallography technology was acquired by Altana AG.

Fortress Technology celebrates its 20th Anniversary this year.

KHS Group’s production sites are now certified according to the revised ISO 9001:2015 Standard.

Oden Machinery moved to 600 Ensminger Rd., Tonawanda, NY.

Jindal Films Europe will increase extrusion capacities at its Virton, Belgium site.

Blaige & Co. announced that its client Syntac Coated Products, LLC, a portfolio company of Driehaus Private Equity, LLC, was acquired by Shurtape Technologies, LLC. The transaction also included Syntac Medical Specialties. Blaige & Co. served as the exclusive advisor to Syntac on the transaction.


Maurice Janssen joined Mocon, Inc. as Senior Vice President of Global Sales and Marketing.

Ralph Rosa was appointed President of Lenze Americas.

Rob Arneson joined Starview as Sales Manager.

Engage Technologies Corp. hired Jake Zender as Vice President of Sales, Americas, and Hans Holterman as Sales Application Specialist for the European market.

TricorBraun promoted Gregg Aukeman to Package Qualification Engineer, hired Ryan Fichuk as Packaging Quality Engineer, and hired Jay Lee and Jeff Bersch as Product Design Engineers.

Thomas Salmon was appointed Chief Executive Officer for Berry Plastic Group, Inc.

JLS Automation added Craig Wolfe to its senior management team as VP of Operations & Manufacturing.

David Nettles was appointed Bakery and Confectionery Segment Manager at Harpak-ULMA.

Tekni-Plex named John Laureys Vice President of its Action Technology business unit. Also, John Horn joined the company as Senior Vice President and General Manager, Tekni-Films Global business unit.

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