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Industry Watch—June 2017

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


Berry Plastics Group, Inc. changed its name to Berry Global Group, Inc. Also, Berry Plastics Corp., a wholly owned subsidiary of Berry Plastics Group, Inc., changed its name to Berry Global, Inc.

Pro Mach, Inc. acquired Weiler Labeling Systems.

Plastic Technologies, Inc. added new injection molding capability for prototyping and sampling of preforms that reduces costs, lead times, and improves speed-to-market.

U.S. Tsubaki celebrates its 100th Anniversary this year.

DataLase, part of Sato Group, and HAVI collaborated to develop on-demand point-of-sales printing solutions for the food services sector.

Heat and Control Inc. and ScandiNova Systems AB announced a strategic partnership to deliver the next generation of Pulse Field (PEF) technology to the food industry.

ePac, LLC expanded its operations with the opening of a plant in Boulder, CO.

The Langen Group changed its name to Molins Langen.

Tekni-Plex Gallazzi Srl was granted an ISO 15378:2015 certification for its Tradate (VA), Italy manufacturing facility.

Cortec celebrates its 40th Anniversary this year.

Fanuc America celebrates its 35th Anniversary of manufacturing its line of painting robots
in the U.S.


Brian Wagner joined AMERIPEN as Senior Director.

Eric Collier was named Vice President of Sales-America, and Scott Smith was named Vice President of Sales-Europe, Middle East, Asia Pacific, and Africa, for BW Container Systems

Mike Sherwood was hired as Sales Manager, Northeast region and Phillip Chambers was hired as Sales Manager, Southeast region, for Nercon.

Uli Unteiker was named Managing Director for Optima USA.

Alden Schiavi was named North American Sales Manager for Bosch Packaging Technology, Inc.’s coffee portfolio.

Danny Harmann was appointed Project Manager for Spee-Dee Packaging Machinery, Inc.

Bruce Larson was named Director of Business Development for Barry-Wehmiller’s packaging platform.

Nathan Lee was hired as Northwest Regional Sales Manager for Blueprint Automation.

Christopher Roy was promoted to Senior Vice President and General Manager of Torayfan Division, Toray Plastics (America), Inc.

John Burch was appointed Chief Executive Officer for Bison Gear & Engineering.

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