Canadian Packaging

Harpak-ULMA gains Knowles edge

Martin Knowles joins Harpak-ULMA as automation product manager.

February 6, 2014
by Canadian Packaging Staff

Ball Ground, GA – Harpak-ULMA Packaging announces that Martin Knowles has joined the company as automation product manager.

Harpak-ULMA is a leading packaging machinery and integrated systems supplier to the meat, snack, cheese, produce, prepared meals, bakery and medical industries.

Most recently, Knowles has been the end-of-line packaging automation sales manager for Italproject Robotics USA. Prior to this, he spent 16 years in the packaging industry working for leading packaging automation equipment suppliers such as Starflex and Ward Bekker Precision.

“Martin’s experience in fully automated packaging systems makes him a perfect fit for Harpak-ULMA’s leading role in the industry. Our customers expect exceptionally knowledgeable partners, and with Martin they will get just that,” states Harpak-ULMA senior vice-president Bill Chastain.

Chastain says that Knowles understanding of packaging plant automation will provide value to Harpak-ULMA’s customers in realizing the next generation of packaging automation. ­­

Knowles can be reached directly at 770-241-3992 or 800-813-6644.

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