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Industry Watch—September 2017

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


Tekni-Plex, Inc. acquired the self-adhesive tape substrate business of Italy-based Alfatherm SpA.

Atlantic Packaging opened the Packaging Solution Center featuring advanced research, testing, and shipping certification.

Constantia Flexibles agreed to sell its Labels division to Multi-Color Corp.

Performance Packaging of Nevada received authorization from the U.S. Food & Drug Administration for its AIRSHIELD technology for direct food and beverage contact applications.


Dr. Thomas Cord was named Managing Director at Loesch Verpackungstechnik GmbH.

Blueprint Automation hired Jim Campbell as North Central Regional Sales Manager and Mike Rebollo as Southwest Regional Sales Manager.

Jane Chase was appointed Executive Director of The Institute of Packaging Professionals.

Brett Binkowski was named Chief Commercial Officer and Jim Dugan was hired as Executive Vice President—Central Div. for TricorBraun.

Blake Insteness was promoted to Director of Business Development—Healthcare for AWT Labels & Packaging.

Michael Riegsecker was named Chief Operating Officer for Menasha Packaging Co., subsidiary Of Menasha Corp.

David Blaida, PE, was promoted to President of Matrix Technologies, Inc.

Socrates Garcia Sojo was hired as Engineering Manager for PM Packaging.

Toray Plastics (America), Inc. promoted Amanda Whaley to Key Accounts Manager and Tammy Williamson to Associate Product Manager.

Wago appointed Stephen Foster to Field Application Engineer, Midwest Zone and Brad Sedoris as Regional Sales Manager, Kentucky.

David Phillipes was hired as Senior VP of Sales & Marketing for Rondo-Pak.

Doug Burnside was appointed Vice President of North American Sales and Marketing at Yaskawa Motoman.

In Memoriam

Margo Chase, Founder and Chief Creative Officer, Chase Design Group, died as a result of an aviation accident on July 22, 2017.

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