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INX International’s Renee Schouten appointed President of IMDPA

INX International Director of Marketing Renee Schouten is the new President of the International Metal Decorating and Packaging Association. IMDPA has served the metal decorating industry for more than 85 years and represents over 600 lithographers, metal decorators, canmakers, designers and trade suppliers from more than 200 corporations worldwide. “Renee has worked tirelessly for the…


Barry-Wehmiller makes changes to senior leadership team

Strategic leadership moves set organisation up for planned growth while strengthening culture Barry-Wehmiller Companies Inc. has promoted Kyle Chapman to President, joining his father, CEO and Board Chairman Robert Chapman, in leadership of the 135-year-old, $3 billion-plus global manufacturing and engineering solutions firm. As Kyle steps into his new role after serving as Barry-Wehmiller’s Interim…

CANPACK appoints John O’Maoileoin as Group Sustainability Director

The CANPACK Group, a global manufacturer of sustainable primary packaging solutions, has appointed John O’Maoileoin to the newly created position of Group Sustainability Director. John’s appointment reaffirms the importance CANPACK places on sustainability, social and environmental issues and the pivotal role these issue play in the way the company does business. With over 12 years’…


CMbE appoints new sales project manager

CMbE have announced the appointment of sales project manager Ryan Moklak reporting to its UK headquarters in Shipley. Ryan will take up his new role commencing immediately. As a former development engineer, Ryan comes with a wealth of knowledge of the full CMbE product range. Starting as a mechanical engineer in 2012 Ryan has since…


CMbE Appoints New Seaming Business Manager

CMbE, a provider of canmaking machinery and seamer tooling has announced the appointment of Seaming Business Manager Jason McCullough. Jason will report to the firms UK headquarters in Shipley. Jason’s new role will commence immediately. As the former CMbE Seaming Business Sales Manager for the Americas, Jason comes with a diverse background in manufacturing and…


Australian Steel Association announces new CEO

The ASA committee has appointed David Buchanan (GAICD) to the position of ASA CEO, effective from 1st July 2020. Stephen Pearson previously held the role of Interim CEO since the beginning of 2020. A spokesperson from the ASA said, “It  is terrific that David has accepted the position following his many years in the steel industry across…


Can Makers confirms appointment of new chairman

The Can Makers, the industry trade body representing drinks can manufacturers in the UK, has confirmed the appointment of Simon Gresty, General Manager Metal – Beverage UK & Ireland, Ardagh Group, as its new chairman. Simon has taken over from Marcel Arsand, Head of Sustainability at Ball Beverage Packaging EMEA who has held the role…


Alupro appoints sustainability and public affairs manager

Alupro, the aluminium packaging recycling organisation, has announced the appointment of Tom Giddings as sustainability and public affairs manager. Joining the business from international packaging provider DS Smith, Giddings has significant experience within the packaging and recycling industries. In his new role, Giddings will work closely with Alupro’s executive director, Rick Hindley, to lead the not-for-profit…


Ardagh Group expands sustainability team with new hire

Adam Köhler has recently joined Ardagh Group as Sustainability Renewables Engineer. With 15 years’ experience in the Renewable Energy industry, Adam has worked in various roles throughout Europe the Middle East and the USA. Adam is based out of the firms Dublin office.  


MPMA appoints Technical & Regulatory Affairs Manager

Packaging technologist, Stuart Falconer, has joined the MPMA as Technical & Regulatory Affairs Manager to provide technical and legislative support to members, not least as the UK’s exit from the European Union looms, and a raft of packaging related regulations, including DRS, make their way through Government. Stuart has wide experience in working with packaging…

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