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Robert J. Dunsirn, a pioneer in the tag and label industry, died September 11 at the age of 84 following a lengthy illness. He was the founder, along with partner Don W. Buchta, of Mid America Tag and Label Co. and later consulted for his sons when they formed Dunsirn Industries.

Flint Ink, Ann Arbor, MI, appoints Dr. Joseph Raksis chairman and CEO of Precisia LLC, the technology business unit launched last year to target RFID and other printed electronics applications. Flint Ink also names Dr. James Rogers director of new business development.

Four packaging professionals will be inducted into the Packaging Hall of Fame November 7 during Pack Expo 2004 in Chicago. They are Dr. Raymond Bourque, Audrey Marsh King, Stanley Kopecky, and Lawrence Starr. The Hall of Fame is administered by the Packaging Machinery Mfrs. Inst., Arlington, VA.

Praxair Surface Technologies, Indianapolis, IN, announces several changes: Teresa Ramsey and Robin Barbato are now inside sales representatives for the printing division of the North American industrial markets; Brian Jacob, president of Jacob Flexographic Services, becomes regional sales agent for the printing industry, covering NJ, DE, MD, and portions of NY and PA; and John Batistatos serves as business development specialist for North American industrial markets.

Rock-Tenn Co., Norcross, GA, closed the laminated paperboard products line at its Aurora, IL, facility on August 14. The company will continue to manufacture specialty recycled paperboard and solid fiber book and binder products at the facility.

WS Packaging Group, Algoma, WI, names John LeCloux VP operations for the Automated Systems equipment div.

John Richards joins the New England Extrusion (NEX) technical team as technical product manager.

Rockwell Automation, Greenville, SC, reports the Dodge and Reliance Electric brands are marking their 125th and 100th anniversaries, respectively.

Greg Clark is now VP of sales and marketing for the Electro-Mechanical and Industrial Products Business Units of Cleveland Motion Controls, Cleveland, OH. Masahikio Yano is named president of Yupo Corp., Chesapeake, VA, and the new CEO is Hideaki Hamada.

Valéron Strength Films, Houston, TX, celebrates its 35th anniversary as a producer of high-performance and specialty films.

Cynthia Arnold becomes chief technology officer at Sun Chemical Corp., Fort Lee, NJ.

Donald C. Wyatt, VP, kraft paper and national accounts at the Board Sales division of Smurfit-Stone, West Point, VA, assumes responsibility for noncorrugated and trim roll accounts. Brian P. McGurk, director, sales administration, for the division, will work with Wyatt to ensure a smooth transition for customers and will coordinate containerboard supply, production, and service for those accounts.

Ken Lowden, who retired recently after 35 years with DuPont Imaging Technologies, Wilmington, DE, and Tony Donato, applications engineer at Benton Graphics, Trenton, NJ, have joined the board of directors of the Phoenix Challenge Foundation, Waxhaw, NC.

The Glennon Group, Pewaukee, WI, promotes Rob Manak to regional sales manager within the Packaging and Marking Div.

John A. Alfini and Carey P. Woods join Rayven, St. Paul, MN, as national sales representatives.

Jay Hanson assumes the position of product manager for biaxially oriented film at Extrusion Dies Industries (EDI), Chippewa Falls, WI, while Kelly Harings-Mrozinski becomes customer service manager.

Robert M. Clausen, VP of finance and treasurer of Paper Converting Machine Co. (PCMC), Green Bay, WI, retires after 32 years of service. Robert A. Mathews will take over Clausen's responsibilities.

Four months after acquiring ZED Instruments and renaming it Lüscher Flexo, Hans Lüscher formally opens the new facility in Thame, UK.

Orion Packaging Systems, Collierville, TN, appoints Paul McCarthy regional manager for the northeastern US.

Nexpress Solutions, Rochester, NY, announces the following appointments: Art Carroll, CEO and senior VP; Andy Matthews, VP and CFO; and Arun Chowdry, VP and chief technical officer.

Unilux, Saddle Brook, NJ, opens an office in Shanghai and hires Rachel Wu to coordinate and provide support materials for the company's four sales representatives in that country.

Ted Gilbaugh joins the technical staff at Keystone Aniline Corp., Chicago, IL, to work on new product development and formulation as well as supply chain enhancement.

David Smith joins Alpha Converting, Sandy, UK, with responsibility for marketing and sales of slitting and rewinding equipment.

CPFilms, Martinsville, VA, installs a polyester film dyeing machine designed and built by CPFilms engineers.

Fusion UV Systems, Gaithersburg, MD, promotes Jim Elliott to VP operations.

Customer service representative Jazmin Clark is recognized with the “President's Going the Extra Mile” award from Harper Corp., Charlotte, NC.

Circonix, Paterson, NJ, expands its sales and service staff into the Midwest with an office located in the Cincinnati, OH, area.

Wade Hendrix joins Applied Motion Systems, Vancouver, WA, as engineering/manufacturing manager.

Henline Adhesive Equipment is adding 9,000 sq ft to its 7,200-sq-ft headquarters and manufacturing facility located in Loveland, OH, outside of Cincinnati.

Glenroy, Menomonee Falls, WI, announces Mike Foy as regional manager and Geoffrey Van Eimeren as account manager.

Faustel, Germantown, WI, adds Chuck Bailey as sales manager-film industry and Derek Mainstone as regional sales manager.



 

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