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Industry Watch—November 2018

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


Rohrer Corp. acquired Transparent Container.

ProMach announced it has acquired FLtècnics, Girona, Spain, a manufacturer of hf/f/s pouch packaging.

Accutek Packaging Equipment Companies announced its move to a new facility in San Diego County, CA, to allow for expansion.

ProMach introduces P.E. North America, a new organization established to grow and support the P.E. Labellers brand and the Axon brand of labelers in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico.

Fogg Filler announced the addition of a 3D printing lab equipped with 10 printers that vary in capabilities.

Krones Inc. completed the acquisition of W.M. Sprinkman Corp., a manufacturer of food and beverage processing equipment, specializing in the dairy and brewing industries.

Tetra Pak will install a new photovoltaic (PV) panel array at its Denton, TX, campus. The move is part of the company’s goal to use 100% renewable electricity in the U.S. by 2019 and worldwide by 2030.

Key Technology celebrates its 70th Anniversary this year.

Berlin Packaging opened a facility in Lockport, IL, for its Freund Container & Supply division.

Automated Packaging Systems launched an online sustainability resource highlighting its commitment to making its processes environmentally friendly.


Massman Automation Designs, LLC named Sanderson Bell Chief Financial Officer and Michael Ardito Vice President of Engineering.

Chris Sommers was promoted to President of Excel Packaging.

Eric Roegner was appointed President of Amcor Rigid Plastics.

Tyler Sun joined Tekni-Plex, Inc. as Director of Strategy and Market Development—Asia.

Brian Jacobi joined Tri-Seal, a Tekni-Plex business, as Vice President and General Manager, North America operations.

Steven Leavengood joined Interroll as Vice President Sales and Service-U.S.

Paul McCain was appointed Senior Vice President, Supply Chain for Graphic Packaging Holding Co.

Arnaud Linquette joined Memjet as Senior Vice President of Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA).


Senior TS&D Scientist Alex Knott, Dow Chemical Co., received the R. Stanton Avery Pioneer Award, sponsored by Avery Dennison, at the 2018 Label Industry Global Awards for his innovative work in pressure-sensitive silicones.

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