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Industry Watch—August 2019

A quick look on the latest supplier news, mergers, expansions, and people as listed in the August 2019 issue of Packaging World.


Bosch Packaging Technology sold its packaging machinery business, based in Waiblingen, Germany, to a newly incorporated entity managed by CVC Capital Partners (CVC). The company and its Pharma and Food units will remain intact.

Duravant LLC acquired Austria-based Motion06 GmbH.

ProMach acquired Stock America.

Colbert Packaging celebrates its 60th anniversary this year.

Warburg Pincus, a global private equity firm, agreed to acquire Pregis LLC from Olympus Partners.

Dorner Mfg. Corp. earned BISSC Certification on its redesigned AquaGard 7350 V2 Series sanitary conveyors.

JBT Corp. acquired Proseal UK.

Sweden-based Micvac and Italy-based G. Mondini have expanded their partnership to develop new ideas and products based on innovative technologies.

Berry Global completed the acquisition of RPC Group.

Tektronix, Inc. expanded its certified Amazon package testing services to the Chicago area.

DS Smith plc opened a new headquarters in Atlanta.


Peter Vilardi was named Marketing Manager for Massman Automation Designs, LLC.

JLS Automation named Pete DeSuno Regional Manager, North Central Region, U.S. and Canada and Jeremy Rothermel Northeastern Regional Sales Manager.

Tom Bowden joined PSI as Chief Operating Officer.

Rebecca Fowler joined Spee-Dee Packaging Machinery as Director of Mechanical Engineering, and Ian Toro was promoted to Customer Service Manager.

Ohlson Packaging hired Mike Megaro as Sales Director and Timothy Griffin as Marketing Manager.

Scott Summerville was appointed President of Mitsubishi Electric Automation, Inc.

Kelvin Johnson was named Vice President of Growth & Product Strategy for LasX.

Thomas Morin was appointed President, Packaging Sector, for TC Transcontinental Packaging.

Francesco Stanzani was appointed Sales Director of Marchesini Group.


Printpack was awarded Keurig Dr Pepper’s Collaboration Award for 2018.

Paper Converting Machine Co. received the 2019 Technical Innovation Award from the Flexographic Technical Association for its SteadyPrint print-stabilization technology.

Nancy Wilson, CEO of Morrison Container Handling Solutions, was named recipient of the 5th Annual Jack Lanigan Sr. Memorial Big Shoes Award.

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