FMN | January 21st, 2019

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January 21, 2019

Vol. 21 No. 2

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Packaging Increases Environmental Role by Greg Kishbaugh LL eaders from around the world are preparing to head to Davos, Switzerland, for the 2019 annual Work Economic Forum Meeting. In a recent press conference the World Eco- nomic Forum (WEC) previewed what could be expected at the event. Not surprisingly, the WEC will analyze in great depth the ways in which environmental developments, such as climate change, pollution and sustainability will affect global economies. As always, the benefits of tackling sustainability are severalfold. Ensuring a better, more liveable environment for future genera-

Graymills Welcomes New President Kristen Shields has been named President of Graymills. Celebrating its 80th anniver sar y this year, Graymills manufactures ink pumps, metalworking pumps, and parts washers. They are best known for peristaltic or “tube” pumps, which are engineered specifically for flexo and gravure printing applications.

Global Operations Graymills manufactures all of its

global products at its headquarters and plant in Broadview, Illinois. The compa- ny has been owned by the Shields fami- ly since 1980 and Linda Shields con- tinues as Chairman. Kristen has held a variety of key roles

Kristen Shields

in sales, marketing, and operations since joining the company in 1989. She is well-known in the labels and packaging industry due to involve- ment with the FTA and TLMI.

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tions is naturally the primary driver, but it has also been proven time and again that strong environmental stewardship from companies translates into great economic rewards, as well. As part of the upcoming event, WEC released the following report from Peter Lacy, Senior Managing Director, Accenture Strategy, and Wesley Spindler, Circulars Program Director, Ac- centure Strategy.

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