Sato Corp. appointed J. Michael Fowler director of Sato Intl. Pte Ltd. as well as president of Sato Holding Americas, Inc.

and Robert Linse president of Sato America.

Krones announced the retirement of CEO and Krones board member Heinz Sommer. Holger Beckmann was named his successor.

Portola Packaging, Inc appointed the following executives: Lorna Millar, senior vice president of sales and marketing for the Americas; Thomas Hennessy, vice president of strategic customers; and Ron Pettineo, director of sales.

KHS USA Inc. appointed the following new directors: Jeffery Tietz, executive director of sales, Packaging Group; Mike Brancato, executive director of sales, Beverage Group; and Bob Pease, commercial director.

Jean Félix Lesueur was appointed president of Cermex SAS and director of the Cermex Div. (Group Sidel, sub. of Tetra Laval).

Wexxar Packaging hired Steve Holland as vice president of sales and Jim Stoddard as national sales manager for the Distribution Group.

Travis Younger was promoted to national account manager for the foods industry of R.A. Jones & Co. Inc.

Michael Finnegan was named director of manufacturing at Hueck Foils’ Blythewood, SC, facility.

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