Industry Watch

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

Companies
Weber Marking Systems, Inc. changed its name to Weber Packaging Solutions.

DAK Americas proceeded with the acquisition of Wellman Inc.‘s U.S. PET business.

Pregis received a Forest Stewardship Council® Chain of Custody Mix certification for its Pad-Kraft® padded mailer line.

Zip-Pak opened a new factory in Guangzhou, China.

Seidenader Maschinenbau GmbH, and Körber Medipak North America created an organization whereby Seidenader inspection machines and track and trace products will be marketed by Körber Medipak and supported by Seidenader product specialists.

Multivac acquired Spain-based Mobepack Sistem S.L.

Plastic Technologies, Inc. established an independent closure testing lab.

Oden Corp. added integrated state-of-the-art labeling systems to go along with its automatic liquid filling machinery.

Achievements
Mariani Packing Co. received the Innovation Product Award from the International Nut and Dried Fruit Conference for its TouchLock™ Easy Seal packaging.

Automated Packaging Systems received recognition as one of the Top Work Places in Northeast Ohio as determined by Workplace Dynamics.

American Packaging Corp. received the Environmental Excellence Award from the state of Iowa.

People
Chris Arnold was appointed vice president, operations & solutions development for Intelligrated®.

Sebastian Delgado was named general manager and director of sales for Krones Machinery Co., LTD, Brampton, Ontario, Canada.

Kollmorgen appointed Udo Panenka vice president, marketing, Industrial Automation, global; and Patrik Hug, vice president, sales and marketing, Europe.

Oliver Rebstock was named managing director of Optima filling and packaging machines GmbH.

Sekhar Chakkingal was appointed regional sales manager, Canada, for tna.

J. Michael Fowler was appointed general manager, International Business Div. for Sato Corp.

Menasha Packaging promoted Jonathan McKellips to general manager of its Neenah, WI, Complex.

In Memorium
Kevin Nolan, senior vice president, Harpak-ULMA Packaging, LLC, passed away on June 23, 2011.

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