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People Making News in the Converting Industry

  • Doug O'Connell is appointed VP and general manager and elected as an officer at Technicote, Miamisburg, OH.

  • Mario Mucciacciaro has taken a position as executive VP for Uteco North America, Kennesaw, GA.

  • Gary Rudnick is promoted to director of sales at Mutoh America, Phoenix, AZ.

  • Gary Nelson Potter, 58, professor at Bridgemont Community Technical College, passed away March 21. He was active in the Flexographic Technical Assn., Ronkonkoma, NY, and a strong supporter of the Phoenix Challenge Foundation.

  • Bruce Foster, technical sales manager of Mica Corp., is awarded the PLACE Div. Leadership and Service Award from TAPPI, Norcross, GA, as well as the Andreas Ahlbrandt Prize.

  • Charter Films, Superior, WI, promotes Brian Beuning to VP of sales and marketing.

  • Ken J. Braney, managing director of Thermoforming Solutions, is chosen president of the Society of Plastics Engineers, Newtown, CT.

  • Ron Schroder joins the national sales team at Canflexographics Ltd., the exclusive Canadian sales agent for Harper Corp. of America, Charlotte, NC.

  • Kendall Packaging Corp., Mequon, WI, adds Dan Brewer as product development manager.

  • Novamelt-Jowat, Archdale, NC, adds Jim Auber as general manager; Carla Hartman as North American sales and market development manager; and Barbora Lanova as R&D and application service manager.

  • Mitchell R. Butier is the new CFO at Avery Dennison, Mentor, OH.

  • Thomas Parsons is named director of marketing at Zenith Cutter Co., Loves Pk., IL.

  • Dr. des. Nadine Müller is awarded the 35th drupa Prize on May 31 in Düsseldorf, Germany, for her dissertation “Self-promotion of artists from the Düsseldorf Art School and the Düsseldorf marketing system from 1826-1860.”

  • Keller-Crescent Co., Greensboro, NC, names Jim Franklin VP of operations at the corporate level.

  • Nicole Rosseel is appointed VP of operations at Punch Graphix Americas, Itasca, IL.

  • Thomas Telser, president of Flint Group Flexographic Products, Charlotte, NC, becomes chairman of the Packaging Segment.

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