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Industry Watch

COMPANIES

Alcan Packaging, a div. of Rio Tinto Alcan, announced that its Medical Flexibles Americas’ Commerce, CA, and Marshall, NC, facilities received the ISO 13485:2003 certification, a quality management standard for medical devices.

Placon Corp., announced the expansion of its extrusion PETE capabilities at its Suzhou, China production facility.

O.Berk Co. has formed the Designer Glass Packaging Group.

CCL Tube, Inc., a div. of CCL Industries, invested more than $7 million in new silk-screen tube-printing machinery.

Fanuc Robotics America, Inc. introduced the Certified Education Robot Training (CERT) program, a new certification available to high schools, community colleges, and universities. The program certifies instructors at educational institutions to train their
students to program Fanuc robots.

Toray Plastics (America), Inc., played a leading role in Toray Industries, Inc.’s decision to grow its packaging film business in Europe. Toray Industries, Inc., headquartered in Chuo-ku, Tokyo, established Toray Films Europe S.A.S., in Rhone-Alpes, France, for the production of Torayfan biaxially oriented PP, high-barrier metallized film.

PEOPLE

Richard P. Eno was appointed president and CEO of Metabolix, Inc.

CVC Technologies Inc. promoted Andy Span to president, USA Operations.

Oystar USA appointed Nic Michel vice president, Process Div. Also, Oystar IWK Verpackungstechnik GmbH, Stutensee, Germany, named Jens Torkel senior managing director and Paulo Alexandre, managing director.

Brian Kintigh and Daniel Snipes, Jr. were appointed controls engineers for Shuttleworth, Inc.

Kelli Barton was appointed vice president of sales and marketing for Marq Packaging.

Michael Gilbertson joined Kliklok-Woodman as regional accounts manager, vf/f/s snack food accounts.

Exopack named Tom Vale chief operating officer.

Kevin Ryan was appointed regional sales manager, Medical-Consumer-Industrial Div.

Multisorb Technologies promoted Adrian Possumato to global director, healthcare packaging.

James Rooney was named vice president of marketing, food and specialty flexible packaging business unit, for Alcan Packaging Food Americas.

Adhesives Research, Inc. promoted Kim Weigle to vice president of manufacturing; and hired Justin Adley as sales rep, Southeast territory and Timothy Salzman, as sales rep, Midwest territory, Splicing Business Unit.Michael Brown, president, North American Operations.

Domino Printing Sciences plc appointed Greg Simmons was appointed technical support supervisor for the Americas for Sato America, Inc.

Linda Ray joined Nordson Corp. as global business development manager for new markets in the Adhesive Systems Group.

ACHIEVEMENTS

Weatherchem Corp. was awarded The Smart Business eVolution of Manufacturing Award from Smart Business Magazine and the Manufacturing Advocacy & Growth Network (MAGNET)

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