Clark Sylvester made plant manager in Westborough.
Danafilms(www.danafilms.com), a customized blown film manufacturer and member of RKW-Group,
recently named Mark Turano as its newest sales manager and Clark Sylvester as
its new plant manager at its Westborough, MA, location.
For Turano, a Connecticut
native who most recently worked as director of sales at blowmolded container
manufacturer Consolidated Container Co. in Texas, the move to the Danafilms team
is a homecoming in more ways than one.
“It feels good to
be back in New England,” says Turano. “But it also feels great to be where my
expertise and experience lies - and that’s in flexible packaging.”
“When I was
considering the move to Danafilms, I really admired the technology here, their
market knowledge, and the potential for growth,” says Turano. “Now that I’m
here, I look forward to working with a team that is committed to their business
and committed to the future of their customers’ business.”
Turano, who holds
B.S. degrees in Chemical Engineering as well as Materials Engineering from the
University of Connecticut, plus an M.B.A. from Rensselaer Polytechnic, has
spent 20 years of his 23-year packaging career in the flexible arena. Prior to
working for Consolidated Container, Turano worked five years at flexible
packaging manufacturer Printpack, overseeing the Frito-Lay and Hershey Foods
business there. Before his time at Printpack, Turano served as sales manager at
Reynolds Metal Flexible Packaging for seven years.
Sylvester, also a
long-time Massachusetts resident, most recently worked as Project Engineer at
Westfield, MA.-based Prolamina and will take responsibility of the production
operations at Danafilms’ Westborough plant. Sylvester studied at University of Massachusetts
in Dartmouth, MA., where he attained his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering
Prior to working
at Prolamina, Sylvester served as Plant Engineering Manager at Berry Plastics’
Easthampton, MA., plant, as well as plant manager and operations manager over
the course of 15 years with Pliant Corp. (previously Huntsman Corp.) at that
company’s South Deerfield, MA., facility. Sylvester says he looks forward to
using the process knowledge gained in these roles to work through new
challenges at Danafilms.
“right away, I was involved in blending customer needs, our people and our
production capabilities to meet the challenges of that our customers bring us,”
says Sylvester. “That’s what I’ve been doing in the past, and I look forward to
answering those challenges while pushing the quality and efficiency of our