SUPPLIER NEWS BRIEFS 5/09
Packaging machinery supplier PDC Int’l Corp. has named Dan Capell western regional sales manager. Capell will head PDC’s office in Anaheim, Calif.
TAPPI, a trade association for the pulp, paper and converting industries, will give Michael (Andy) Easley an Outstanding TAPPI Local Section Member Award during the PaperCon ’09 Conference in St. Louis. Easley is manufacturing services manager at the Coosa Pines, Ala., facility of AbitibiBowater.
The Sidel Group is the supplier of blow molds for Coca-Cola’s new On-the-Go easy-grip polyethylene terephthalate bottle. Sidel has furnished about 2,000 molds for the bottle, which debuted in China in 2007, then migrated to Europe and finally the Americas.
Cognex Corp. has developed an on-line tool to show potential customers the savings that machine vision and industrial identification can bring. The free tool can be found at www.cognex.com/costsavings.
CIVision, a supplier of machine vision systems, has established the CIVision Vision Institute to help its customers optimize their benefits. PMMI-certified trainers provide both classroom and hands-on training in the basic technology, effective application and proper maintenance of CIVision systems. For more information, access training.civision.com.
Industrial Dynamics, a supplier of industrial inspection equipment, is celebrating its 50th anniversary. ID’s product lines include Filtec and Omnivision inspection systems and Lasetec laser coders.
Standard-Knapp, a supplier of end-of-line packaging machinery, has promoted Mike Weaver to president and co-CEO and Robert Reynolds to chief operating officer and co-CEO, and hired Kevin Catherman as national accounts manager.
Multisorb Technologies, a supplier of active sorbent packaging components, was recently honored by the Buffalo Niagara Partnership with the INNOVATE Buffalo Niagara award, given to innovative companies in the Buffalo, N.Y., area.
Plastic Technologies Inc., a design and development firm for plastic packaging, has promoted Craig Barrow to president.