Macaran Printed Products, a third-generation supplier of label and packaging solutions, announced it has made a capital investment in a new, state-of-the-art printing press.

Specifically, Macaran is set to take delivery of a 17”, 14-color Gallus LabelMaster combination press. This investment adds new capabilities and allows Macaran to create operating efficiencies, all while continuing to deliver on one of its core operating tenants — “creativity without compromise”.

“Macaran is proud to call some of the top consumer brands in the world our customers, and we have always put their complete satisfaction at the top of our priority list,” says Nick VanAlstine, CEO of Macaran Printed Products. “Our customers were demanding more and we listened. With this significant investment in new equipment, we’re able to offer them a wider range of capabilities, while also improving quality and decreasing lead time."

Gallus Labelmaster

The new Gallus Labelmaster press is 17” wide with 14 color stations. It is suited to print a variety of labels using a combination of technologies including rotary screen, flexo, cold foil, lamination and two-sided printing.

Macaran’s vice president of operations Nick Noyes worked closely with the team at Gallus to custom configure the new press to meet their very specific requirements. “Given Macaran’s expertise in the narrow web beverage, spirits, beer, food and health & beauty markets, we are confident the Gallus Labelmaster press platform we have delivered will meet their needs, now and well into the future,” says Andre Blais, national account manager & Gallus account specialist, Heidelberg.

Macaran Printed Products also announced that Nick VanAlstine will transition the role of president to current executive vice president Tom Sargent. VanAlstine will remain as CEO. 

VanAlstine joined the family business in 1974 and was named president and CEO, succeeding his father Bill VanAlstine, in 1992. Sargent joined Macaran in 2020, bringing more than 30 years of experience and leadership success in the flexible packaging and label-printing industry.

During his time with Macaran, Sargent worked closely with Mr. VanAlstine, gaining valuable insight into the financial, business and operations of the company. More recently, Sargent has led the development of an overarching growth strategy currently being implemented across the enterprise.

“Long-term leadership succession has been an important area of focus since my Father took over for my Grandfather in 1952,” says VanAlstine. “Facilitating a smooth and thoughtful transition will ensure our employee-owned company continues to grow and prosper."

In his new role as President, Sargent will oversee the executive management team including Finance, Sales and Operations. He will be responsible for setting the vision and mission of the company, ensuring financial stability and continued growth. He will also be appointed to the board of directors

“This change in leadership marks the first time in our history a VanAlstine has not been president of Macaran. I can attest to the vision and passion Tom brings to the company, and have full confidence he is uniquely qualified to lead Macaran moving forward,” says VanAlstine.

 As CEO, VanAlstine will retain his corporate leadership role and remain chairman of the board of directors.