Industry Watch—August 2017

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


The Beumer Group developed the Beumer Overall Operation Monitoring app that enables staff to maintain an overview of all parameters of their packaging line on their mobile devices at any time.

Krones opened a 2,781 sq-ft facility in Ontario, CA that will house sales and service personnel.

Konica Minolta launched a Professional Print Division in Europe. Charles Lissenburg was named General Manager.

Tekni-Plex announced a $15 million investment in a new state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Suzhou, China.

Graphic Packaging International, Inc., subsidiary of Graphic Packaging Holding Co., agreed to acquire all the assets of Carton Craft Corp. and its affiliate Lithocraft, Inc.

Petainer launched a stand-alone business in Brazil as part of its growth strategy for the Latin American region.

Uhlmann Packaging Systems LP acquired Cremer Speciaalmachines B.V.

TricorBraun entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Canada-based Salbro Bottle.


Mark Howell joined Pretium Packaging as Senior Vice President of Sales, Marketing.

Eric Owen was hired as General Manager, Commercial Print for Memjet.

Kevin Osborn joined Silgan Closures as Project Manager.

Colbert Packaging added John Lackner, Vice President of Corporate Operations, and Kevin Kenjarski, Vice President of Sales and Marketing.

John Salazar was hired as Upper Midwest Regional Sales Manager for Shibuya Hoppmann.

Tom Michalsen was named Vice President of Marketing for Weber Packaging Solutions, Inc.

Gernot Ritzdorf was appointed Vice President Sales, Label, and Packaging Materials, North America for Avery Dennison.

Melissa Rishkofski joined Plastic Packaging Technologies, LLC as Director of Business Development.


Glenroy Inc. received four awards for exceptional flexographic printing at the Great Lakes Graphics Assn.’s 2017 Graphics Excellence Awards competition as well as an award at the Flexographic Technical Assn.’s 2017 Excellence in Flexography Awards competition.

ProAmpac was awarded Hormel Foods’ Spirit of Excellence Award for outstanding product quality and service.

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