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Somic adds Luke Gardner to sales team

By Canadian Packaging staff   

Automation General Somic America University of Wisconsin-Platteville

Gardner expected to increase company sales and service to its growing customer base.

BENSENVILLE, IL—To help assist with expanding sales and provide additional service to a growing customer base, Somic America, Inc. has hired industry veteran Luke Gardner as customer support manager. He reports directly to Peter Fox, vice-president of sales, whom he had worked with previously.

Gardner most recently spent two years with Bosch Packaging Technology as a sales engineer for automated packaging equipment. At Bosch, he performed equipment design reviews including identifying and quoting new machine solutions in HFFS (horizontal form fill seal), VFFS (vertical form fill seal) and cartooning/case packaging equipment.

Prior to Bosch, Gardner served in the same capacity at Delkor Systems where he worked for nine years and first met Fox. He began as a field service technician and serviced customers worldwide before being promoted to a sales administrator position.

“I am excited about the opportunity to work for Somic in the secondary packaging machine business. The size of the company is a great fit for the culture that I work well with and is something I wanted to be a part of,” states Gardner.


“My experience at Delkor, from coordinating requests for new quotes and after-market sales projects to my technical and new machine sales experience, will be put to good use. The variety and volume of work, plus the freedom to drive the process, is important to me. Knowing Peter’s enthusiasm and passion for Somic equipment, it is good to know from past experience working with him this is the right ground floor opportunity for me” Gardner adds.

Gardner earned a BS degree in Manufacturing Technology Management from the University of Wisconsin-Platteville. He can be reached via e-mail at

About SOMIC America, Inc.
With over 40 years of experience, Somic offers design support for cartons, retail-ready and wraparound cases. Many international packaging brands use Somic’s advanced mechatronic systems to collate, group and pack open trays, wraparound cases, trays with covers or lid inserts and paperboard cartons. Located in the Chicago area, the parts and service department helps with installation, training and more. Visit for more information or call 815-915-9872.


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