Industry Watch

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


Cognex and B&R Industrial Automation have entered a technological cooperation whose strategic goal is the use of POWERLINK in the In-Sight line of products from Cognex.

Ripack/Sefmat moved its North American partner, Ripack, Inc., to new facilities in Chicago, IL.

Klöckner Pentaplast Group began production utilizing its new global production capacity for transverse-direction oriented shrink-label films.

Clear Lam Packaging, Inc.’s renewable thermoformed produce packaging earned the industry’s first U.S. Dept. of Agriculture Certified Biobased Product Label, part of a new voluntary labeling program to help purchasers choose products made with biobased commodities.

Exopack, LLC, received fiber sourcing certification from the Sustainable Forestry Initiative®.

Wynalda Litho changed its name to Wynalda Packaging.

Douglas Machine Inc., Kliklok-Woodman, and Nercon Engineering & Manufacturing joined the Rockwell Automation Machine Builder Program.


McDowell Label was awarded two World Label Awards from the World Label Awards Assn.

Multivac celebrates its 50th anniversary this year.

Unicep Packaging, Inc., celebrates its 20th anniversary this year.


Ralph Kieselhorst was promoted to CEO of Yamato Corp.

Lynn Bragg was named president of the Glass Packaging Institute.

Marco Zanella was promoted to product development manager for INX Digital International.

Scott Summerville was named president of Microscan.

Kevin Longe joined Tegrant Corp. as president, ThermoSafe Brands.

Thomas Dickman joined Texwrap as director of sales & marketing.

Steve Mulder joined Aagard as vice president of operations.

Daniel Chouinard joined Econocorp, Inc. as director of engineering.

Lawrence Warren was named Western regional sales manager for PAC Machinery Group.

Paolo Barilla, president of the Assn. of Italian Pastry and Pasta Industries, was appointed president of IPACK-IMA 2012.

Intelligrated® appointed Kevin O’Reilly sales engineer II for its Somerset, NJ-based eastern regional operations.

tesa tape, inc. hired Thomas Musselwhite as sales specialist, Print & Web Processing.

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