Maxco Supply Inc.andProactive Packaging & Displayhave formed an alliance to supply agricultural packaging. Maxco is introducing new microflute boxes for agricultural packaging, while Proactive will perform the printing on a new color litho press.

Norwood Marking Systems/Allen Coding Systemshas hired Randy Robertsas regional account manager. Roberts will represent the company’s thermal transfer and hot stamp printing equipment.

The Society of Plastics Engineers has given Environmental Stewardship Awards to bioplastics supplierCereplast, Brazilian bioplastics supplier Braskem S.A. , polymer supplierDuPont, and packaging suppliersPace IndustriesandPeninsula Packaging.

Machinery supplierStandard-Knapphas promotedMike Weaverto president and co-CEO andRobert Reynoldsto chief operating officer and co-CEO, and hiredKevin Cathermanas national accounts manager.

Metabolix Inc. andArcher Daniels Midland Co. have appointedRobert Engleas general manager forTelles, their joint venture that produces Mirel bioplastics.

Enercon, a supplier of induction sealing equipment, has inducted packages from five companies into its Induction Sealing Hall of Fame: Y Water Inc., El Rashidi El Mizan Confectionary, Tesco Stores Ltd., GlaxoSmithKline and Banjo Corp.

The Visual Pak Companies, a group of contract manufacturers and packagers, has bought a new steam tunnel that expands the group’s shrink-wrapping capabilities.

Food packaging supplierCMShas namedDavid Winceas national sales manager,Tim Franksas chef for the foodservice division,Anthony Fishas western outside sales manager andStacey Brownas marketing manager.

Multisorb Technologies, a supplier of sorbent technology, has namedJeff Brownas business development leader, food and beverage markets.

Unisource Worldwide, a distributor of paper, packaging and facility supplies, has namedStephen Mohras director of packaging marketing.