Maxco Supply Inc. and Proactive Packaging & Display have 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 Systems has hired Randy Roberts as 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 supplier Cereplast, Brazilian bioplastics supplier Braskem S.A. , polymer supplier DuPont, and packaging suppliers Pace Industries and Peninsula Packaging.

Machinery supplier Standard-Knapp 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.

Metabolix Inc. and Archer Daniels Midland Co. have appointed Robert Engle as general manager for Telles, 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 supplier CMS has named David Wince as national sales manager, Tim Franks as chef for the foodservice division, Anthony Fish as western outside sales manager and Stacey Brown as marketing manager.

Multisorb Technologies, a supplier of sorbent technology, has named Jeff Brown as business development leader, food and beverage markets.

Unisource Worldwide, a distributor of paper, packaging and facility supplies, has named Stephen Mohr as director of packaging marketing.