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Packaging Digest, April 2013

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www.PackagingDigest.com APRIL 2013 53 newsmakers HAPPENINGS DuPont Packaging Graphics, Xi'an Aerospace-Huayang and other prominent fexographic printing industry associates hosted the opening of the Shanghai CI Flexo Technology & Innovation Demo Center at the MDK Shanghai plant. The demo center is devoted to supporting fexographic printers, tradeshops and brand owners in the China market. A&R Box and Packaging collaborates with Greenpeace USA to enhance ecological conditions throughout its operation and offers a range of ecofriendly products from Oasis Brands. MOVERS & SHAKERS Serac Inc., the subsidiary of Serac Group for North America, Carol Stream, IL, appoints Acyr Borges as president. Acyr Borges Serac Inc. Unilux names Peter Zantop as southern European sales manager based in Barcelona and Advanced Supplies of Wigan as its new distributor in the United Kingdom. Crown Holdings Inc. promotes Timothy Donahue to president and COO and appoints Thomas Kelly as svp and CFO. Multisorb Technologies appoints Sheri Mahmoudi as business development representative —healthcare packaging Canada. She is based in Toronto, ON, Canada. Sheri Mahmoudi Multisorb Technologies Source One Packaging LLC (Hauppauge, NY) appoints Chris Wilbur to director of national accounts. Adept Technology Inc. promotes Glenn Hewson to svp of global marketing. Bemis Company Inc. elects William Jackson as vp and chief technology officer. Eriez promotes John Blicha to director of corporate communications and Andrew Goldner to senior manager—exports. Beth Reardon Mohawk Mohawk names Beth Reardon as district sales manager, national accounts, and John Parsons, Meri Ann Allen and Shannon Greer as new digital specialists. Exopack Holding Corp. brings executive chairman Jack Knott back as the executive chairman and CEO and names Mike Alger, a member of Exopack's board of directors and chairman of the audit committee, as CFO. GROWING & GOING Andrew Goldner Eriez John Blicha Eriez Cereplast Inc., a manufacturer of biobased, compostable and sustainable bioplastics, launches Algaeplast Inc., a subsidiary that will focus on development and manufacture of algae-based bioplastics. Tna opens a new regional office in São Paulo, Brazil. Delkor moves its operations to a new 114,000-sq-ft facility in St. Paul, MN. MeadWestvaco Corp. expands its pharmaceutical manufacturing Center of Excellence in Hemer, Germany, at a cost of $7 million. The facility is at the core of .5 the company's pharmaceutical packaging and dispensing systems manufacturing. Menasha Corp. (Neenah, WI) launches a $6 million expansion to upgrade its graphics capabilities and improve its brand management services for Rondo-Pak, a provider of folding cartons to the Rich Leppert pharmaceutical, Rondo-Pak biotech and medical device industries, promotes Richard Leppert to vp of global business development. LINPAC Packaging appoints Rajesh Tandon and Amy Bates as new business development managers. southwest of England. Rigid Containers Ltd., part of the VPK Group, to open a new 200,000-sq-ft facility in Wellington, Somerset, in the customers. New equipment acquired includes a high-volume Heidelberg printing press, die cutters, tape applicators and other automated assembly equipment. Sato builds a new plant in Fukushima prefecture, Japan, to increase production of its EcoNano labels—the world's frst label series able to reduce CO2 emissions released at the point of incineration by about 20 percent. BUYING & ALLYING Amcor acquires selected printing assets of AGI-Shorewood's tobacco packaging and specialty folding carton operations for $114.8 million. The acquired business has plants or assets in South Korea, U.A.A, Mexico and China. The acquisition excludes the AGI-Shorewood plant in Smiths Falls, Canada. 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