Industry Watch

A quick run-down on the latest supplier news, mergers, expansions, and people.


IQMS announced the release of its SolidWorks® product data management add-in. From within the SolidWorks menu, users can link parts, tools, and other assembly file details and configurations to create engineering change orders (ECOs) and cross-populate the inventory, bills of material (BOMs), project management, and preventative maintenance modules in EnterpriseIQ for increased productivity and elimination of data inconsistency.

CCL Industries Inc. signed a binding agreement to build a new plastic tube manufacturing and decorating plant in Bangkok, Thailand in partnership with Taisei Kako Co., Ltd., producer of specialty plastic containers for personal care and pharmaceutical markets.

Independent Carton Group celebrates its 30th Anniversary this year.

Domino Amjet launched a YouTube Channel,, specifically for digital printing solutions.

Klöckner Pentaplast’s line of SmartCycle® post-consumer recycled-content polyester film was granted a Certificate of Verification by NSF Intenational.

Stevanato Group doubled the size of its manufacturing plant in Mexico.

Intelligrated® acquired Datria Systems, Inc.

Closure and Container Manufacturers Assn. will become part of the International Society of Beverage Technologists.

Ceram added biocompatibility testing to the range of services it offers to the healthcare industries.

Pharmatek will increase its cGMP manufacturing and packaging/labeling capabilities.


Rehrig Pacific Co. was named 2013 Supplier of the Year by the All Star Assn.


Steve Bowden joined Quality Associates Inc. as president and chief operating officer.

Carl Archambeault was appointed national sales director of Weber Packaging Solutions.

Todd Gasparik was promoted to director of business development for Smart Plant Technologies.

Sheri Mahmoudi was appointed business development representative, Healthcare Packaging Canada, for Multisorb Technologies.

John Sirridge was appointed regional sales manager, Central U.S., for Harpak-ULMA.

Mondi hired Kevin Young to strengthen and develop its North American business and appointed James Neuling managing director of the Release Liner business segment across Europe & International.

Richard Leppert was promoted to vice president of Global Business Development for Rondo-Pak.

Stephen Healy joined Intelsius as European sales director.