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Industry watch—May 2017

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


Soft Robotics launched a revamped website and logo. The redesigned website allows users to quickly gain insight into the company’s soft gripper technology through desktop or mobile devices.

Mocon, Inc. announced a name change for its Ringsted, Denmark subsidiary from Dansensor A/S to Mocon Europe A/S.

PFlow Industries, Inc. recently sold its 17,000 vertical reciprocating conveyor (VRC). Its custom-engineered hydraulic, mechanical, and fully automated conveyors are now offered internationally.

Schneider Packaging Equipment Co. opened its state-of-the-art training center in upstate New York, which will provide companies the opportunity to train on equipment in a controlled environment.

Festo will move its corporate office to 1377 Motor Parkway, Hauppauge, NY in July/August 2017. Festo also named three new regional distributors: AWC, BG Technologies, and Wolf Solutions.

Plastic Technologies, Inc. has partnered with The Packaging School to provide PET curriculum via an innovative, online educational platform. Also, Craig Robinson joined the company as Director of Business Development and Innovation.

tna celebrates its 35th Anniversary this year.


George Downey was promoted to Director of Sales, Folding Carton Business Unit, for PaperWorks Industries, Inc.

Phil Laughlin was promoted to Vice President of Sales for Dolco Packaging, a Tekni-Plex company.

Barry Lynch was appointed Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Factora.

Peter De Cock was promoted to Global Sales Director for Action Technology, a Tekni-Plex company.

Triangle Package Machinery Co. named David Hart Regional Sales Manager—Southeast Region, and promoted Gene Gallagher to Regional Sales Manager—Southwest Region.

Wago added Sergio Vergara as Senior Sales and Application Engineer of Eastern Canada.

J.J. Bouvard was named Senior Director of Sales, Lumirror Polyester Film Div. for Toray Plastics (America).

Dr. Ibon Odriozola was hired as Head of Innovation, Laminates, Pharma Div. for Constantia Flexibles.

Dan Irod was named Business Development Director, Central and Eastern Europe.


Rockwell Automation was named a 2017 World’s Most Ethical Company by the Ethisphere Institute.

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