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Barry-Wehmiller announces PCMC president of U.S. operations

Stan Blakney accepted the position of President of Paper Converting Machine Company (PCMC) in the U.S., according to Tim Sullivan, Barry-Wehmiller Group President, Paper and Converting.

Stan Blakney
Stan Blakney

PCMC, part of Barry-Wehmiller, is a global supplier of manufacturing equipment for the tissue converting, tissue packaging, flexographic printing, and nonwovens industries.

“Stan is a Wisconsin native and a great fit with our people-centric culture at Barry-Wehmiller and PCMC,” said Sullivan. “I’m excited to have him join our team, especially during this milestone 100th anniversary year for PCMC.”

Blakney brings to the role 20-plus years of senior leadership experience in manufacturing, which includes domestic and international operations expertise, as well as a proven track record of successfully transforming business performance in challenging capital equipment manufacturing environments. He most recently served as Chief Operating Officer at Goss International, a leading worldwide producer of web offset presses and finishing systems.

In his new role, Blakney will be responsible for all aspects of PCMC’s US business, including new equipment sales, aftermarket sales, customer service, field service, engineering and manufacturing. PCMC employs more than 700 team members within the US.

Blakney will transition leadership responsibilities from Steve Kemp, who will retire at the end of February after 38 years of service to PCMC.

“I’m incredibly grateful for Steve’s leadership, integrity, and coach-like approach, which has allowed PCMC to re-establish itself as a premier North American manufacturer since joining the Barry-Wehmiller family,” said Sullivan. “Under Stan’s capable direction moving forward, I’m confident PCMC will continue to flourish.”

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