Danafilms names Mark Turano as sales manager
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 Technology.
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.
Almost “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 Westborough operation.”