• Maxcess Intl., Oklahoma City, OK, promotes Darrell Whiteside to sales manager, North America. Ron Schmidt is promoted to VP Asia Pacific, responsible for sales growth throughout Asia, South America, and other emerging markets. Ron Suenram is promoted to director of emerging markets.

  • John Hickey, CEO of Smyth Companies, St. Paul, MN, was named Converter of the Year by the Tag & Label Mfrs. Inst., Gloucester, MA.

  • Extrusion Dies Industries, Chippewa Falls, WI, promotes Andrei Stapinoiu to sales director for Europe.

  • Brian Koski joins Chemsultants Intl., Mentor, OH, as logistics manager for the Product and Process Development business unit.

  • The Packaging Machinery Mfrs. Inst. (PMMI), Arlington, VA, inducts four into the Packaging Hall of Fame: Robert Dodrill; Rollprint Packaging Products; Edwin Landon; Landon, Farrey & Assoc.; Michael Richmond, Ph.D.; Packaging & Technology Integrated Solutions; and Bill Zito, Enercon Industries Corp.

  • MACtac, Stow, OH, promotes Ed LaForge to VP of sales and marketing for North America.

  • Anderson & Vreeland, Bryan, OH, names Randy Carter technologies specialist.

  • Travis Timian joins Mitsubishi Materials USA, Fountain Valley, CA, as account representative for the Hard Materials Div., specializing in slot dies.

  • John Huff is hired as southern regional sales manager for Racine Flow Meter Group, Racine, WI.

  • Pregis Corp., Deerfield, IL, appoints Kevin Baudhuin, president, global protective packaging.

  • Essex Products Group, Centerbrook, CT, announces Peter Baldwin as the company's representative in the Northeast.

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