People and Industry News: December 2018
TETRA PAK has launched Tetra Pak Plant Secure, a plant management service that identifies opportunities and implements improvements across a manufacturer’s entire operation.
HARTING, supplier of industrial connectors, announced a $6 million facility expansion at the German company’s North American headquarters in Elgin, Ill.
PACK EXPO NEWS
TRIANGLE PACKAGE MACHINERY CO., VOLPAK, EVOLABEL, BEMIS COMPANY INC., NEOPAC THE TUBE, BAUSCH + STRÖBEL MACHINE CO. and PEARSON PACKAGING SYSTEMS are the winners of the inaugural Technology Excellence Awards at PACK EXPO (held Oct. 14-17, Chicago), according to show producer, PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies.
AZO has announced that it will deliver German engineered and manufactured bulk bag unloaders directly from stock inventory in Memphis, Tenn. Concurrently, the company has created an online configurator and released “The Bulk Bag Unloading Buyers’ Guide,” a 14-page guide on specifying super sack discharging systems.
CAL-MAINE FOODS INC.
CAL-MAINE FOODS INC. has closed the previously announced acquisition of substantially all of the assets of FEATHERLAND EGG FARMS INC., relating to its commercial shell egg production, processing, distribution and sales business.
Industrial systems integrator BOULTING TECHNOLOGY, has joined Siemens’ MindSphere program as a bronze partner member. MindSphere is a cloud-based IIoT system that connects plants, systems and machines.
AVEVA, a global supplier of engineering and industrial software, announced a new partnership with TOMRA to embed SCADA technology in sensor-based sorting and pack-house solutions for the fresh produce industry. This agreement unlocks greater operator performance, visibility and efficiency with TOMRA and Compac Equipment.
The NATIONAL GROCERS ASSOCIATION announced that President and CEO PETER LARKIN will retire, effective Dec. 31, 2019—ending a nearly 40-year career in the supermarket industry.
FRANK GLEESON, president of Aramark Northern Europe, became the 2018-19 NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF CONVENIENCE STORES chairman and the first European-based chairman in the association’s 57-year history.
SYNERLINK, a Barry-Wehmiller packaging company, appointed FRANCOIS TRUFFIER as its new president. Synerlink, based in Paris, supplies packaging technology for the food, beverage and dairy industries.
FOODMATE US poultry processing solutions named BRYAN AHRENS as vice president of finance.
WILDECK INC., a material handling equipment supplier, welcomed DANIEL LORENZ as its new vice president of operations and named THOMAS PAULSEN as chief financial officer.
BOULDER BOTANICAL & BIOSCIENCE LABORATORY
Cannabinoid company BOULDER BOTANICAL & BIOSCIENCE hired ANDREW HENNESSY as confectionery sales director and CHRISTIAN SANTI as ingredient sales director.