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Eric Luftig

Eric Luftig has been appointed marketing manager for the packaging and product assembly business group at Nordson Corp. (Westlake, OH). Luftig will be responsible for leading efforts to identify and capitalize on trends in new and existing global markets as well as for developing and managing marketing efforts. He will also oversee domestic marketing functions, including trade show support and marketing communications, pricing, and training. He will be based in Duluth, GA.

Gary Bolton

Hartness International (Greenville, SC), a packaging solutions provider, has realigned its North American sales team. Keith Cooper, a 20-year veteran of the company, has been named director of sales for the Northeastern United States, Canada, and the Caribbean. Erin Boles, a 15-year veteran, has been promoted to director of sales for the Southern region of the United States. Jim Soenke is the new director of sales for the country’s Western region, which includes the Midwest states and the West Coast. After seven years as customer service manager, Tony Elrod is moving into the position of director of technical sales. Scott Smith is now vice president of sales and marketing and will be responsible for leading the company’s global sales and marketing strategy.

Jan Erik Kuhlmann

DataLase’s new national sales manager for the United Kingdom is Gary Bolton. Bolton will be based in the company’s UK headquarters in Widnes. He will be responsible for continued development of the company’s growth and increasing sales within the UK.

Multivac Inc. (Kansas City, MO), a subsidiary of Multivac Export AG (Hünenberg, Switzerland), has named Jan Erik Kuhlmann president and CEO. Multivac Inc. conducts all sales and service activity in the United States for its parent company.


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