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Industry Watch—August 2018

A quick look on the latest supplier news, mergers, expansions, and people as listed in the August 2018 issue of Packaging World.


Schneider Packaging Equipment Co. Inc. announced a new corporate structure with Bob Brotzki, Greg Masingill, and Mike Smith becoming the new ownership team and staying in their current roles as President, Executive Vice President, and Vice President of Engineering and Services, respectively.

Paxiom Group opened its fifth Xperience Center in Milwaukee. Dustin Butteris and Dan Sullivan were added to the sales team as regional managers in Milwaukee. At Paxiom’s Miami facility, Raul Ventura was named Director of Latin American Sales and Alex Melendez will manage sections of the Southeast region.

Bosch Packaging Technology is selling its packaging machinery business (PA), more specifically the pharmaceuticals and food units of the Packaging Technology division.

Massman Automation Designs, LLC acquired Ideal-Pak.

tna opened an office and training facility in Santiago de Querétaro, Mexico, providing local food manufacturers with a range of new services and enhanced technical support.

PDC International celebrates its 50th Anniversary this year.

Pregis entered into a definitive agreement to purchase FP International.

The Marchesini Group acquired Schmucker, Gorizia, Italy, a manufacturer of stick packaging machinery.

KHS USA, Inc. will buy the assets of Scandia Packaging Machinery Co.

Graphic Packaging acquired PFP, LLC and its entity PFP Dallas Converting, LLC.

WinterBell Converting became a division of Case Paper Co., operating as
Case Paper WinterBell.


Tom Grencik joined Domino as Digital Printing Service Manager.

Avery Dennison appointed Pascale Wautelet Global Vice President of Research and Development for its Label and Graphic Materials group.

Amcor Flexibles Americas named Aluisio Ragazzi Fonseca Vice President and General Manager of its South America Flexibles business unit.


Automated Packaging Systems received the President’s “E” Award for Exports.

The Robotic Industries Assn. (RIA) announced that Esben Østergaard, Universal Robots’ Co-Founder and CTO, received the 2018 Engelberger Robotics Award.

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