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Industry Watch—June 2019

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


Sealed Air acquired Automated Packaging Systems.

ProMach acquired Quest Industrial.

Printpack celebrated its 50th anniversary. It also redesigned its website, offering visitors a customized encounter with the company.

JBT Corp. signed a definitive agreement to acquire Proseal uk Ltd.

Encoder Products Co. celebrates its 50th anniversary this year.

The Paxiom Group announced the purchase of its second facility in Las Vegas, which will be the location for the newly created Paxiom Automation Inc.

Synrad, a business unit of Novanta Corp., announced that all sales, applications engineering, service, and support for its Synrad CO2 lasers will transition from A&P Instrument Co., Ltd. to Novanta’s China subsidiary.

Berlin Packaging acquired France-based Verrerie Calvet.

Sato launched SATO App Storage, a cloud-based data management service for centralization of labeling data and design templates for foodservice, retail, and other sectors.

Agr International created new division, Agr Process Performance Optimization Group, to support PET bottle manufacturers.

Goex Corp. completed its ISO Class 8-certified clean room conversion center.

Pregis LLC announced the restructuring of its European business operations to create a platform for future growth.


Megan Fletcher was appointed Market Development Manager for Ossid, a member of the ProMach family of brands.

Micvac hired Malin Brodén as Marketing Director.

Richard Gardner joined Polypack, Inc. as North American Sales Division Manager, Dairy.

AlliedFlex Technologies, Inc. hired Scott Graves as Western Regional Sales Manager and Andre Blake as Regional Sales Manager, Canada.

Sabine Woodall was named Materials/Supply Chain Manager for Columbia/Okura LLC.

Jon-Michael Raymond was appointed Director of Sales, North America, Industrial Products for The L.S. Starrett Co.

John Merritt joined Harpak-ULMA as Business Development Manager, Medical Packaging.

Automated Packaging Systems appointed Jay Patras Vice President, Sales, North America.


Dow won five 2019 Edison Awards.

In Memoriam

The Packaging Association of Canada announced the passing of Walter Soroka on May 11, 2019.

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