FMN | January 22nd, 2018

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January 22, 2018

Vol. 20 No. 2

Market News


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ICG Welcomes Vista Color

Mark Andy Taps Flexo Wash

Mark Andy has installed a Flexo Wash PK Eco Maxi WR Parts Washer in its new high-tech showroom and demonstration facility in Warsaw, Poland.

T he Independent Carton Group (ICG), now entering its 35th year in operation, has welcomed Vista Color Corpora- tion to its member roster.Vista Color, located in Miami, Florida, was approved for ICG membership during the group’s most re-

The Warsaw center is set up to demons t ra te pr int ing on Mark Andy’s extensive range of flexo and digital pr inting systems, and the Flexo Wash installation coincided with an Open House that attracted more than 300 converters and se- cured seven press sales. Mark Andy Print Instructor Michal Mockrzycki stands with the new Flexo Wash machine in the Warsaw show- room and demo center.

The Vista Color head- quarters as it looks today ( top ); Vista Color’s original facility ( right ).

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cent general membership meeting in Wausau, Wisconsin, which was hosted by local member Wausau Container Corpo- ration. This brings the ICG’s total membership to 19 indepen- dently owned and operated folding carton manufacturers in 15 U.S. states and Canada. Founded in 1968 by Cuban immigrant Jesus Serrano, Vista

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Mark Andy, Flexo Wash ( Cont’d from Page 1)

“We chose Flexo Wash because we believe its equipment matches the quality of our own in terms of consistent performance and reliability,” said Tom Cavalco, Mark Andy Managing Director Europe. 2018 Harper Expo To Kick Off In California Harper Corporation of America will be hosting the first stop of its new Harper Expo & Solutions Tour in Anaheim, California, February 15, 2018 at the Hilton Anaheim, 777 ConventionWay,Anaheim, California. This one-day seminar will focus on providing printers and converters with not only insight from leaders with- in the industry, but also an expo with exhibits from di- verse industry co-suppliers including doctor blade suppliers, anilox cleaning companies, ink manufactur- ers, plate suppliers, pre-press companies, and more. The Anaheim event will feature guest speakers from Sonic Solutions, BST North America, Flexo Concepts, and Eastman Kodak, as well as Harper, sharing strate- gies on how printers and converters can succeed in the short run using the latest flexographic technolo- gy and principles, and how to operate as efficiently and competitively as possible. Attendees will report- edly gain insight into more effective ways to address current pressroom challenges.


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Container Graphics Acquires General Graphics Container Graphics Corporation, Cary, North Caroli- na, has acquired General Graphics and its locations in Jacksonville, Florida, and Winter Haven, Florida. Both locations manufacture flexographic printing plates and rotary and flat cutting dies for the corrugated in- dustry as well as for other packaging segments. Gener- al Graphics was founded in 1966 by Charles E.Wilson. CGC’s existing locations in Jacksonville and Winter Haven will be integrated into the former General Graphics facilities. The combined locations will be overseen by Bill Farber, CGC’s Southeast Regional Vice President. General Graphics’ former owners, Danny Wilson and Rob Haynes, will remain with the business. Flexi-Vel To Represent Eaglewood Technologies Flexi-Vel S.A. de C.V. has entered an exclusive dealer agreement with Eaglewood Technologies, anilox roll cleaning experts. Flexi-Vel will represent the Laserlox by Sitexco Systems as well as Sanilox Systems, in Mexico and Central America. Flexi-Vel is a supplier of machinery and equipment in the film extrusion, conversion, printing, bag making, plastic recycling, corrugated and label industries in Mexico and Central America for more than 46 years. ProAmpac Acquires Bonita Pioneer Packaging Products ProAmpac, Cincinnati, Ohio, has acquired Oregon- based Bonita Pioneer Packaging Products, a company specializing in paper packaging products including custom and stock shopping bags, merchandise bags, foodservice packaging, and folding cartons, that com- plements ProAmpac’s existing flexible packaging of- ferings. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. ProAmpac is owned by Pritzker Group Private Cap- ital along with management and co-investors. With the addition of Bonita, ProAmpac now has 27 manu- facturing sites globally with nearly 3,300 employees supplying more than 5,000 customers in 90 coun- tries. ProAmpac primarily manufactures products ser- vicing the food, pet care, health care, lawn care, and retail markets as well as providing secure packaging for the transport of cash and valuables. Bonita Packaging Products was founded in 1989 in Portland, Oregon; it will become part of the ProAm- pac brand and operate as part of the U.S. Flexibles Di- vision, led by President Tom Geyer.

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Castle Colour Installs Bobst Folder-Gluer

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UK packaging manufacturer Castle Colour has in- stalled a Bobst Expertfold 80 folder-gluer from Bobst UK & Ireland Ltd.

EXECUTIVE OUTLOOK, written by a high- ranking member of your company’s man- agement team — Owner, CEO, President — allows you to advise your customers about the coming changes in the flexo printing industry and the ways in which your company will help them meet each new challenge.

Take this opportunity to tell readers about THE FUTURE OF FLEXO . What recent developments should your customers be attuned to? What flexo technologies will change the game in coming years? How will the retail mar- ket change? What demands will CPGs make upon flexo printers?

“We are as thrilled with the machine as we were with the training — its potential is huge and has al- ready provided a 50.7 percent improvement in our folder-gluer running speed compared with our old line,” said Paul Densley, Operations and Technical Di- rector at Castle Colour.“We are now running two-day shifts and achieving up to 400 meters per minute or 60,000 per hour on the machine with ease, creating at least a 50 percent capacity uplift.” The Expertfold 80 is Castle’s second Bobst folder- gluer and sits alongside two Bobst die-cutters. Fort Dearborn Completes NCL Graphic Acquisition Fort Dearborn Company has completed its acquisi- tion of NCL Graphic Specialties, Inc. NCL has two fa- cilities located in Waukesha and Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin, bringing to a total of 17 production loca- tions across North America for the combined organi- zation. The company’s product offering will now include: cut & stack, pressure sensitive, roll-fed, shrink sleeve, stretch sleeve and promotional labels, as well as flexible packaging. TLMI Reunites With LPC For Marketing, PR TLMI has named Austin, Texas-based Market Re- search and Technical PR firm, LPC, Inc., as the associa- tion’s agency of record across multiple marketing, PR and communications service functions. Paul Densley, Operations and Technical Director at Castle Colour, beside the new Bobst machine.

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Flexographic Printing Inks Market To Exceed $11 Billion The flexographic Printing Inks Market is slated to exhibit a remarkable growth rate over the coming seven years, owing to increasing product demand from the lucrative food packaging sector. Changing business trends to acquire a stronger consumer base by ensuring attractive packaging will influence the industry share notably, according to a new report from Global Market Insights. The flexible packaging segment of the flexo indus- try will exhibit a Compound Annual Growth Rate of more than 4 percent over the coming years of 2016 to 2024, owing to its significant usage in the pharma- ceutical, food & beverage, cosmetic, and retail sectors. UV cured products will register the highest annual growth rate of 6 percent over the period of 2016 to 2024. Strict government legislations regarding the limitations on VOC based inks will also favor the water-based f lexographic printing inks market growth. Regionally, the European flexographic printing inks industry is expected to register an annual growth rate of more than 4.5 percent over the period of 2016 to 2024. Germany and France will be the promi- nent revenue contributors of Europe flexographic inks industry. Asia Pacific dominated the regional landscape by ac- counting for 35 percent of the global flexographic printing inks market share in 2015 and is predicted to exhibit noticeable growth rate over the coming years. Many of the consumer-based industries such as food & beverages, cosmetics, and pharmaceuticals are using flexographic printing technology for the packaging of products, which will also influence flexographic printing inks industry size significantly. The presence of numerous packaged food industries will stimulate North America flexographic printing inks market value over the coming timeframe. U.S. will contribute considerably toward the regional share. Cartonéo Installs Esko Cutting Table Cartonéo, a French company based in the Jura Mountains, has invested in Esko production work- flow automation and a Kongsberg C66, Esko’s largest robotic cutting table. Cartonéo specializes in the manufacture of point of sale (POS) and point of infor- mation (POI) materials from flat and corrugated card- board. Its customers come from sectors such as the food, automobile, cosmetics, wine and spirits and pharmaceutical industries.



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AWT Labels Installs Mark Andy P5 Series Press AWT Labels & Packaging has installed a Mark Andy P5 Series 17-inch press. The new ten-unit press is equipped for rotary screen, cold foil, film package, full chill system, LED curing, and has a rail for the turn bar and unwind/rewind units. It also features a Quick Change Die Cut System, which allows for die change overs in less than two minutes. “The new P5 gives us the additional capacity and capabilities we need to continue to pursue our tar- geted markets,” said Ted Biggs,Vice President of Man- ufacturing. This is the third P5 17-inch press AWT has installed since August, 2014. Heralding its new mission to drive printing industry growth, NPES - The Association for Suppliers of Print- ing, Publishing and Converting Technologies, has an- nounced a name change to the Association for Print Technologies (APT). The new identity is both a nod to the Association’s signature annual event—PRINT —which it has produced since 1968, and also marks a defining moment in the Association’s 85-year histo- ry. Additionally, the new name signifies progress to- ward the completion of its Strategic Business Plan for the industry, which launched in January 2017. Upcoming Association offerings will span the areas of research and market data, industry advoca- cy and standards, events and communications. Of special note, a new staff department, dubbed “Com- munity & Industry Development,” has been estab- lished to advance programming designed to support businesses throughout the industry value chain, in- cluding initiatives that will address Workforce De- velopment and Training. Spearheading the new Community & Industry De- velopment Department, the Association has wel- comed industr y veterans Ken Garner as Vice President of Business Development and Industry Re- lations (formerly of Idealliance and NAPL), and Julie Shaffer as Associate Vice President of Program and Community Development (formerly of Idealliance and PIA). As part of the organization’s repositioning, a new strategy is also being launched for the signature an- nual industry event. PRINT 18 has been changed to a three-day event and will take place in Chicago, Illi- nois, Sunday, September 30 - Tuesday, October 2, 2018, at McCormick Place South. NPES Now Association For Print Technologies

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ICE Europe 2019 To Feature Special Film & Extrusion Area For its next edition, from March 12-14, 2019, in Mu- nich, Germany, ICE Europe 2019 will focus on the im- portant growth market for special films. New manufacturing and converting processes en- able the production of special films with versatile functions, allowing a wide use in different areas. Digitalization and the trend for smart products and packaging solutions are driving a growing demand for special films.These are used in a variety of areas, such as medical technology, smartphone manufac- turing, security technology, battery electrode manu- facturing, healthcare products and construction technology. “The diverse range of applications of special films offers an enormous business potential for the con- verting industry in completely new markets,” said Lil- jana Goszdziewski, Exhibition Director of ICE Europe, on behalf of the organizers, Mack Brooks Ex- hibitions. “Beside trends in paper, film and foil con- verting, such as increasing demand for customized and functionalized products as well as for bio-degrad- able materials, we are seeing an important driver for the industry in special films and film extrusion. We have, therefore, designed a unique section within the show, where providers of special films and manufac- turers of machines and systems for the extrusion, production or converting of films will present their products and services.We are thus expanding our ex- hibition profile with an important technology sector for future growth.” More than a year ahead of the exhibition, approxi- mately 90 percent of the total net exhibition space of the previous show has already been booked or re- served. At ICE Europe 2017, a total of 429 exhibitors from 28 countries presented their products and ser- vices to 6,850 trade visitors from 70 countries on a total net floor space of 11,000 square meters. Registration Now Open For 2018 Converters Expo Converters Expo will return to the Lambeau Field Atrium in Green Bay,Wisconsin, on April 17-18, 2018, for the 11th annual event.This year’s expanded event will include additional exhibitor booths for the hun- dreds of converting professionals who attend the show to browse converting services, related equip- ment, testing, meet with producers of disposables and learn the latest in flexo printing and packaging. Registration is now open at www.convertersex- .

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ICG Welcomes Vista Color ( Cont’d from Page 1)

ways, because of our location, we’ve had to become self-reliant.” Hernandez appreciates the value and benefits that ICG membership affords Vista Color.

Color’s legacy is one that spans 50 years. After two generations, Vista Color remains a minority-owned business, and in 2017, the company received national acclaim and an invitation from the White House when it was named the National Minority Manufac- turing Firm of the Year by the U.S. Department of Commerce. Ever Evolving Vista Color originated as a prepress house in the graphic arts industry before evolving into a commer- cial printer, then into the folding carton converter it is today. Like many ICG member companies, Vista Color serves diverse industries, including pharmaceu- tical, food, beverage, cosmetics and private label. Car- tons are produced in Vista Color’s 85,000 square-foot manufacturing facility in Miami. “We moved into the facility four years ago because we wanted a new press that wouldn’t fit in our old plant,” said Jess Hernandez, President of Vista Color. “We have always led with technology — it’s in our DNA — and we’re committed to our technology in- vestments. We have a seven-color press with inline foil. We’ve built many efficiencies into our work- flows. We do our own tooling and design. In many

“Consolidation is the new industry narrative, and companies like ours are becoming a rarity,” he said. “ICG membership strengthens our position in the ( Left to right ) Jess Hernandez, President, Vista Color; Jay Willie, Executive Director, ICG; and Enrique Tefel, Director of Procurement, Vista Color.

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Industry Events

Expo Pack Latin America June 5-8, 2018 Location: Expo Santa Fe Mexico, Álvaro Obregón, Mexico City, Mexico

Graphics of the Americas February 22-24, 2018 Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Labelexpo Americas September 25-27, 2018 Donald E. Stephens Convention Center Rosemont, IL

Tag & Label Manufacturers Institute March 11-14, 2018 Converter Meeting Fairmont Grand Del Mar San Diego, CA

PRINT 18 September 30 - October 3, 2018 Chicago's McCormick Place Chicago, Illinois

Pack Expo East April 16-18, 2018 Philadelphia, PA

TLMI Annual Meeting of Converters and Suppliers October 14-17, 2018 The Ritz-Carlton,Amelia Island Amelia Island, FL

Flexographic Technical Association Annual Forum May 6-9, 2018 Indianapolis, IN

Tag & Label Manufacturers Institute March 10 – March 13, 2019 Converter Meeting The Omni Grove Park Inn Ashville, NC

Labelexpo Southeast Asia May 10-12, 2018 Bangkok InternationalTrade & Exhibition Centre Bangkok,Thailand

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Apex Partners With Anderson & Vreeland In Canada Anilox roll manufacturer Apex International has ex- panded its relationship with Anderson & Vreeland Canada, whereby Anderson & Vreeland Canada will become the Apex North America exclusive partner for sales and support for all Canadian provinces for the anilox market.Anderson & Vreeland has serviced the Quebec and Eastern Canadian provinces for the last 12 years. GAERF Announces Label Design Competition The Graphic Arts Education and Research Founda- tion (GAERF) has announced the launch of the GAERF 2018 Student Design Competition, themed “Dominate the Display!” This 10th annual contest challenges participants to combine their critical thinking and creativity to design and print an appeal- ing and informational label for a fictitious product (of their choice) that showcases its unique brand and in- fluences the decision to purchase. The competition is open to all students attending sec- ondary or post-secondary institutions in the continental United States who are studying in a graphic communi- cations/ printing, advertising, graphic design or interac- tive media program. Entries selected by GAERF will be judged by a panel of industry professionals. UPM Raflatac Hosts Grand Opening For Chile Facility UPM Raflatac has officially opened its new label- stock slitting and distribution terminal in Santiago, Chile.A grand opening event at the facility, complete with a ribbon cutting ceremony, marked the occasion on the evening of January 10.

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Adheso-Graphics, Inc.

AGI manufactures, distributes and converts current tech- nology flexo mounting tapes and backing systems for cor- rugated plate mounting. Flexstik hard vinyl, FlexSoft, bi.esse brand, Gold Series Thin tapes for sleeve and Narrow web plate mounting. Specialty tapes that cover the vast thickness range re- quirements and specific adhesion systems for all flexo mounting requirements. We provide technical service and problem solving services for unique customers & applications.

Anderson & Vreeland, Inc.

A&V manufactures a complete line of photopolymer plate processing systems and is a leading distributor of flexo- graphic platemaking materials. A&V also sells digital imag- ing systems and software specifically designed for flexography.

ARC International

ARC International is a world leader in the manufacturing of roller products for flexography. The latest nanotechnolo- gy laser engraving in our Charlotte and Las Vegas manu- facturing facilities ensures superior quality and consistency in anilox rollers.

Comexi Group Industries S.A.U.

The Comexi Group is a leading supplier of quality flexographic C.I. presses for the flexible packaging indus- try worldwide. We also provide solventless laminators, slitter/rewinders and related peripheral equipment such as automatic wash-up systems, solvent recovery sys- tems, automatic roll unloaders, and plate cylinder/sleeve storage systems. DuPont Packaging Graphics is the world’s leading suppli- er of flexographic printing systems in digital and conven- tional formats; including Cyrel® brand photopolymer plates, Cyrel® FAST processing equipment, Cyrel® round sleeves, mounting and finishing products. For more than 35 years, beginning with Cyrel®, the first photopolymer printing plate, through to today’s digital workflow revolution, DuPont has been driving innovation in the Flexo and package printing industries. The Digital Cyrel® FAST imaging system has been broadly recognized for its efficiency, productivity, print perfor- mance, and environmental benefits. DuPont Packaging Graphics

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KBA North America Scott Brown has been tapped by KBA North America

to manage its customer sheetfed sales in the Southwest region, specifically Louisiana, Arkansas,Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, Colorado, and New Mexico. Brown will also manage a key nation- al account from his Dallas/Fort Worth base and report to Rich Dreshfield, Senior Vice President of Sales for the sheetfed division.

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ICG Welcomes Vista Color ( Cont’d from Page 9)


market, while safeguarding our independent opera- tion. From disaster recovery to group purchasing, we have much to gain as a member. But more than that, we have a sounding board, an educational outlet for our employees, and an intimate forum where leaders come together to learn from one another and work through shared challenges.” Playing Host Vista Color is hosting the ICG’s technical confer- ence on printing and prepress in October. “This will give members the opportunity to see Vista Color’s technologies in action,” said Jay Willie, Executive Di- rector of the Independent Carton Group. The ICG’s 19 members collectively represent more than $800 million in annual sales and nearly 1,500 years of packaging history. ICG membership enables independents to reduce costs, continually improve operations, implement disaster recovery plans, edu- cate employees, expand services and apply best practices. Apex Customers Win In Three Flexo Award Ceremonies During three recent 2017 award ceremonies, numer- ous Apex International customers were nominated and 34 were declared award winners for their submis- sions printed with Apex anilox technology. EFTA Benelux, FlexoTech and FlexoStars recognized the finest in flexo printed paper and corrugated board. The 2nd EFTA-Benelux Flexo Awards, a biennial competition that accepts entries from printers in Bel- gium and The Netherlands, was held in Antwerp on November 9th. During the ceremony, seven of eight print gold awards were Apex customers: Max Aarts B.V. ; Oerlemans Plastics B.V.; Etiket Nederland; Pa- pierindustrie Adriaan Dekker B.V.; Mondi Poperinge; and double award-winner VPK Packaging N.V. On November 23rd, during the FlexoTech Awards, four Apex customers took home a gold award: Cov- eris; Stora Enso; Smurfit Kappa CRP; and Flex-N-Roll. The French Technical Association of Flexography (ATF) held its 31st edition of FlexoStars in Saint-Malo on December 14th. Gold winners that printed with Apex anilox technology were: Sical; International Paper; Richard Laleu; Gascogne Sacs; Lysipack; and Palamy. Gascogne Sacks was also awarded the Techni- cal Jury Award, and Smurfit Kappa Colorys received the Artistic Jury Award. Additional Apex customers also received silver & bronze awards and nominations in all three events.

Eaglewood Technologies, LLC

Eaglewood Technologies is the Anilox Roll Cleaning Ex- pert! We are the creators of Laserlox™ Systems, Sanilox™ Systems and Sani-Blast™ Mobile Service. Laserlox™ and Laserlox™ Flexi are the latest technology in anilox roll cleaning. Sanilox™ Systems are the global standard of reli- able, environmentally safe anilox roll cleaning. Sani-Blast™ cleaning service has been cleaning rolls for over 20 years and offers several cleaning options to minimize downtime. Flint Group Flexographic Products develops, manufactur- ers and markets an extensive portfolio of printing consum- ables, including: nyloflex® photopolymer printing plates and processing equipment, and dayCorr® die-cutting blankets and anvil covers. With a strong customer focus, unmatched service and support, and superior products, Flint Group strives to provide exceptional value, consistent quality and continuous innovation to customers around the world. Flint Group

Harper Corporation of America

We’ve made ceramic anilox rolls longer than anyone in the world and pride ourselves on being the best in the world. Whether wide web, narrow web, newspaper, or cor- rugated markets, Harper continuously strives to bring new flexographic products and services to the printing industry that will improve the quality of your graphics.

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Used equipment for flexible packaging, folding carton, paper, film, foil and non-woven industries. Professional, knowledgeable service for more than 30 years.

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Flexotecnica’s patented Safe Sleeve Change® system and Speedy Clean® auto washup system are designed to give converters a competitive edge through Flexotecnica’s commitment to research and development. Sales, service and support for Flexotecnica presses is provided by KBA North America, Inc. in Dallas, Texas with U.S. resident technicians, an extensive spare parts inventory and an ex- perienced, dedicated service staff. Mark Andy, Inc. is a leading global manufacturer of nar- row and mid-web printing and converting equipment. The company has a rich history of delivering solutions to in- crease productivity and profitability for the label and pack- aging markets. The company supplies leading global brands including Comco printing/converting machinery, Mark Andy printing/converting machinery and UVTechnolo- gy curing systems and replacement parts. Mark Andy, Inc. is headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri, with sales and dis- tribution offices in France, Switzerland, and the UK. Mark Andy, Inc.

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People & Places Flexo Wash Craig Luecke has been named Ohio Valley Territory Manager for Flexo Wash, Louisville, Kentucky. Luecke will cover the following states for FlexoWash: Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana, Southern Illinois, Michigan, and West Virginia.

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TLMI Rosalyn Bandy, who joined TLMI in August 2017 as Director, Label Initiative for the Environment (LIFE), will now serve as the Director of Environmental Strategies and Outreach. This new title ref lects Bandy’s expanding portfolio of responsibilities, which, in addition to LIFE, comprises all the associa-

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tion’s environmental initiatives, in- cluding matr ix recycling, liner recycling and labels effect on pack- aging recycling. In addition, Bandy will coordinate TLMI’s external affairs, government and regulation activities, while assist- ing membership director Kyle Bald- win in workforce development.

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Harris & Bruno Joe Rodriguez has been promoted to Technical Director of EMEA (Europe, Middle East, and Africa) for Harris and Bruno. In early 2018, Rodriguez will relocate to Schwäbisch Gmünd, Germany to serve as the technical lead in the Harris & Bruno Europe office. In his new role, Rodriguez will be working closely with global service, project management, and cus- tomers as a central point of contact for all technical operations in the EMEA region. Schneider Packaging Greg Masingill has been named Executive Vice President of Schneider Packaging, Brewerton, New York.

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Meyers Michael Lane has been named CEO of Meyers, Minneapolis, Minnesota. David Dillon, current CEO and co- owner, and Chr is Dillon Sr., co- owner of Meyers, will transition to the company’s board of directors.

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