Canadian Packaging

Toronto-based Paper Packaging Canada (PPC), a recently-formed industry group representing Canada’s major packaging mill companies and paperboard converters, has appointed its first board of directors, comprising: chairman, Colin Fernie of Smurfit-MBI; vice-chairman, Bob Hagan of Atlantic Packaging Products Ltd.; second vice-chairman Francois Guite and secretary/treasurer Charles Malo, both of Norampac Inc.

Mississauga, Ont.-based labeling equipment and products supplier Weber Marking Systems of Canada has appointed Martin Ford as labeling systems specialist for southwestern Ontario.

Montreal-headquartered paper products manufacturer Domtar Inc. has appointed John Williams as its new chief executive officer—scheduled to replace outgoing company CEO Raymond Rayer on Jan. 1, 2009.

St. Louis, Mo.-headquartered TricorBraun, designer and distributor of beverage containers and other rigid packaging products for food-and-beverage applications, has announced the addition of long-time wine industry consultant Heidi Prupas to the company’s new branch office in Vancouver, B.C.

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Industrial equipment group Davis-Standard, LLC of Pawcatuck, Conn., has appointed Ken Sweet as senior manufacturing engineer at the company’s newly-opened northeast regional office in Gloucester, Mass., which will house personnel representing the company’s Extrusion Systems and Converting Systems groups.

Avery Dennison Corporation, Pasadena, Ca.-headquartered manufacturer of pressure-sensitive labeling materials, retail tags, and ticketing and branding systems, has appointed Richard Hoffman as senior vice-president and chief information officer; and John Farrell as vice-president and general manager of the company’s RFID Division, to be based at the division’s headquarters in Flowery Branch, Ga.

Minneapolis, Minn.-based Buhrs Americas, North American subsidiary of the Holland-headquartered mailing systems supplier Buhrs Group, has appointed Matthew Pince as office manager, and Bow Smith as national service manager.

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