• Extrusion Dies Industries, Chippewa Falls, WI, appoints Rick Forbis regional sales manager for the southern US.

  • The Paperboard Packaging Council, Alexandria, VA, names Ben Markens president and chief staff officer.

  • Michael Mugavero becomes VP of sales for manroland Canada, in addition to maintaining responsibilities for sales in the eastern US.

  • Toray Plastics (America), North Kingstown, RI, names Kojiro Maeda chairman of the board. He will assume the responsibilities of a CEO in this newly created position.

  • Beth Foederer is named principal engineer for Optex Process Solutions, Fulton, NY, a designer and manufacturer of feed screws and a consultant for extrusion coating, laminating, cast film, blown film, sheet extrusion, and coating applications.

  • NimCor, Nashua, NH, appoints three new agencies to represent their products: Mike Largesse of Albee Assoc., Worcester, MA, will service Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Rhode Island; Brian O'Neill of KBO Solutions, Chicago, IL, will cover Illinois, Missouri, Michigan, and northwest Indiana; and Shurtz Enterprises, Moraga, CA, owned by Tom Shurtz, is responsible for California, Arizona, Nevada, Utah, Washington, Oregon, and Idaho.

  • The Flexible Packaging Assn., Linthicum, MD, announces 2008 officers: George Thibeault, Constantia Hueck Foils, chairperson of the board; Ilene Gordon, Alcan Packaging, immediate past chairperson; James E. Love, Printpack, executive vice chairperson (chairperson-elect); Michael Impastato, Flint Group, treasurer; and Marla Donahue, FPA, president (non-voting member).

  • The Technical Assn. of the Graphic Arts, Pittsburgh, PA, presents the Michael H. Bruno Award to Dr. Tim C. Claypole for service to the graphic arts internationally.

  • Pamarco Global Graphics, Atlanta, GA, names Dave McBeth VP of sales and general manager of the Canadian operation in Vaughan, ON.

  • Mario Lopez becomes VP global customer care at NDC Infrared Engineering, Irwindale, CA.

  • The Assn. of Industrial Metallizers, Coaters and Laminators, Fort Mill, SC, elects a new board of directors: Michael Engle, FLEXcon, president; Elizabeth Josephson, Applied Materials, VP; Bob Connelly, Madico, treasurer; and Bill Yoder, Lamart, past president.

  • Chris Schafer joins the sales team at North State Flexibles, Greensboro, NC.

  • Gould Paper Corp., New York, NY, appoints Arron Chandler sales manager of the Price & Pierce UK Tissue Div.

  • Western Shield Label Co., Rancho Dominguez, CA, hires Heather Curry for inside sales.

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