API Group has appointed Michael Frederick to Business Unit President and General Manager, API Americas. Based at API's U.S. headquarters in Lawrence, Kan., Frederick will oversee the North American foils and laminates businesses.

Frederick holds more than 30 years of experience in the paper and packaging industry, and was previously president and CEO of Commercial Lithographing Company, which specializes in labels, greetings cards and envelopes. Prior to this, Frederick was vice president of Huhtamaki’s Food Service packaging business in North America.

With many years of knowledge and experience in sales and market development for the paperboard, folding carton and packaging industry, as well as creating new product lines to secure extensive revenue growth, Frederick joins at a time when API has made significant investments in its U.S. capability as a platform for growth.

“This is a key appointment for API Americas, and Michael’s extensive experience in the packaging sector will be invaluable as we seek to strengthen our presence in the U.S.,” said Dino Kiriakopolous, CEO, API Group.