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Vedanta Aluminium CEO John Slaven appointed Vice-Chairman of International Aluminium Institute

Vedanta Aluminium  CEO Mr. John Slaven as been appointed as Vice-Chairman of the International Aluminium Institute(IAI). In this capacity, Mr Slaven will spearhead global initiatives aimed at fostering the sustainable transformation of the aluminium industry and promote the critical role of aluminium in enabling the energy transition to a zero-carbon modern world. Established in 1972,…


Roeslein bolsters operational services with two new hires

Roeslein is expanding its operational services for the can manufacturing industry. The company says that the strategic move addresses a critical industry need for experienced, hands-on operational support in the wake of recent industry retirements and a projected surge in can making across the globe. “The can making industry is experiencing a knowledge gap due…

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INX promotes three to Vice President positions

INX has announced the promotions of three key executive managers to vice president positions. Anthony De Francesco, Alex Folloso, and Kim Hill have a combined 50-plus years of experience, and have led their teams to new levels of innovation, productivity, and industry excellence. A logistics professional with over 10 years of experience, De Francesco has…

American Forest and Paper Association Executive and Staff Headshots, June 20-21, 2022, Washington, D.C. (Rodney Choice/Choice Photography/

Can Manufacturers Institute strengthens sustainability communications position with new Director of Communications

Can Manufacturers Institute (CMI) President Robert Budway has announced Tim Ebner will join the association as Director of Communications. Ebner will lead CMI’s annual strategic process for all internal and external communications programs. He will develop communication programs to protect and promote the industry’s interests to ensure the metal can is recognised as the superior…


interpack advisory board confirms Markus Rustler as President

At the constituent meeting of the Advisory Board of interpack,  the Chairman and his two deputies were confirmed. The Advisory Board thus sends a clear signal of continuity and emphasises the importance of interpack’s close ties with the packaging industry. Representing the interests of the industry and acting as a driving force for innovation and…


Packaging Consultancy ‘The CANsultants’ closes with new business launched

The CANsultants, Scott Biondich and John Adams have announced the closing of their packaging consultancy business. In a statement, the two said, “After an incredible eight-year journey, it is with mixed emotions that we announce the closing of our packaging consultancy practice, The CANsultants. Scott will continue consulting while John is retiring. “We extend our…

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Bunting’s Marketing Director Michael Wilks retires after 23-year career

At the end of March 2024, Bunting’s Marketing Director Michael Wilks retires and concludes his memorable career at Bunting. During 23 years with the company, the Marketing Director has been a core member of the management team overseeing a prestigious period of sales growth and company acquisition. Michael took his first steps into the workplace…


Mark Doherty appointed new Managing Director at John West

Mark Doherty, currently Commercial Director John West, has taken over as John West Managing Director as of March 12, 2024. He will lead all John West entities including the UK, Ireland, the Netherlands, and export markets. He follows Paul Stephenson in this role, who left the organization at the end of last month. Mark has…


Hoffman Neopac CEO resigns due to ‘differences of opinion’

Mark Aegler, CEO of the Hoffmann Neopac Group, has decided to leave Hoffman Neopac after 13 years. Certain differences of opinion between the Supervisory Board and Mark Aegler on the Group’s strategic direction have led to his decision to continue his professional career outside of the Hoffmann Neopac Group. He will continue to act as…


Roeslein welcomes Eric Goettelmann as new CFO

A graduate of the John Cook School of Business at Saint Louis University and holding an MBA from the Olin Business School at Washington University in St. Louis, Eric is also a Certified Public Accountant. Prior to joining Roeslein, Eric served as President of Midas Capital, a division of Midas Hospitality, which he co-founded in…

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