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Shuttleworth, Inc. appointed Vision Trade Intl., SA de CV sales representative for Mexico and Latin America.

AutomationDirect announced the opening of the AutomationDirect Automation Laboratory on the campus of Northern Illinois University.

Tegrant Corp., ThermoSafe Brands, formed a joint venture in Singapore, ThermoSafe Brands Asia Pte Ltd.

Smurfit-Stone Container Corp. opened a high-tech, corrugated container manufacturing facility in Los Angeles; it’s designed to serve Southern California customers.

ID Technology expanded its label converting unit with full service facilities in Texas, California, and Wisconsin. Patrick Butson was appointed director of operations, Converting Group.

Curtis Packaging announced that it is now SFI (Sustainable Forestry Initiative)—certified.


Jim Lundquist was promoted to president of Smyth Companies.

Jeff Gibbs was appointed senior vice president, Consumer Products business for Shorewood Packaging, a business of Intl. Paper.

Multivac appointed Dan Mack product manager, FormShrink® and vacuum skin packaging systems and Brian Key manager of parts operations.

Key Technologies appointed Edward Wagner senior vice president of Global Operations.

Benchmark Automation, LLC hired Greg Carter as central regional sales engineer.

Rick Bollinger joins Mettler-Toledo as strategic accounts manager, pharmaceutical.

Alpha Checkweighers named Brian Jones regional sales manager, checkweighing equipment.

Eric Martin was appointed director of operations for the James Alexander Corp.

Betti Ann Catino was named director of product development for World Wide Packaging Inc.


Ilene Gordon, Alcan Packaging, was named to Fortune magazine’s International Power 50 list.

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