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Can Makers confirms Tim Conybeare as new chairman

The Can Makers, the industry trade body representing drinks can manufacturers in the UK, has confirmed the appointment of Tim Conybeare, Commercial Director UK & Ireland, Crown Bevcan EMEA, as its new chairman. Tim has taken over from Simon Gresty, General Manager Metal – Beverage UK & Ireland, Ardagh Group, and brings a wealth of…

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PPG names new packaging coatings global technical director

PPG has named Polina Ware as its new packaging coatings global technical director, effective January 9. Ware leads the packaging coatings leadership team with responsibility for the continued development of the company’s industry-leading packaging coatings solutions that help protect consumers and the environment. Ware will manage research and development teams at Packaging Coatings Innovation Centers in…

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APEAL appoints new President

APEAL, the Association of European Producers of Steel for Packaging, has appointed Luc Brantjes, Tata Steel’s packaging division Director of Sales, as the association’s new President. Luc Brantjes was elected unanimously by the Board and General Assembly of APEAL and succeeds Viliam Gašpar of U.S. Steel Košice. His role as the 13th President of APEAL…


PPG Announces Leadership Appointments

PPG has announced several leadership appointments, effective immediately. Ram Vadlamannati, currently senior vice president, protective and marine coatings (PMC), and president, PPG EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa), will transition to lead a newly created PPG operations organization, while maintaining executive oversight accountability of PPG’s EMEA region. He will report to PPG president and chief…

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John Hrdlick retires as President and CEO of INX

Following a 49-year career in the industry, John Hrdlick has announced his retirement as President and CEO of INX International Ink Co., effective April 30, 2023. At that time, Bryce Kristo will be promoted and serve as the new President and CEO. Hrdlick was elevated to his current title in April 2018 when Rick Clendenning…

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IMDPA announces new Officers for next two years

The International Metal Decorating and Packaging Association has announced the new Officers for the 2022-2024 term of office. John Clark, Heraeus Noblelight, was elected President at the October Annual IMDPA meeting held in Itasca, IL, USA. John has served the Association in numerous capacities with the most recent as Vice President and Conference Chair for…


New CFO recruited to Emballator

Ulf Segerström has been recruited as CFO. The company said that he will be an important part of building a leading European packaging group. Ulf Segerström is a senior CFO with long experience from working in complex international groups with finance teams in multiple countries. During his career he has worked for Fristads Kansas Group,…

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Family legacy continues at Bunting with new CEO

Robert Bunting is following in the footsteps of his grandfather and father with his appointment as Bunting’s President and Chief Executive Officer.  On the 1st October 2022, Robert succeeded his father, Bob Bunting, in overseeing the continued growth of the global Bunting group.  Bob Bunting assumes the position of Chairman. Bunting is one of the world’s…

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Emballator appoints new Head of Marketing and Sales Excellence

With a strong focus on sustainability and innovation Emballator  are aiming to become a significantly larger and more international packaging group. Kent Viitanen, starts his role in January 2023, will lead the company’s growth and now next important piece in the puzzle is about to be added – Maria Backlund has been recruited as Head…


CPM Packaging Group names executive leadership team

CPM, a diversified leading global supplier of process capital equipment and engineered systems technology, announced today the executive leadership team for its newly formed Packaging Group. The CPM Packaging Group, comprised of Greenbank Technology and Proline Engineering brands, is focused on introducing machinery and processing equipment for sustainable packaging products for the beverage can making…


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