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Alga Plastics (Cranston, RI) has appointed Dick Simmons to business manager�medical industry. Simmons was formerly medical segment manager for the technical packaging group at Alcoa Flexible Packaging (Wheaton, IL). In his new role, he will be responsible for the further growth and development of Alga�s worldwide medical packaging business.

Rex Corp. (Jacksonville, FL) has appointed Jeff Nykerk as marketing manager. Nykerk will be responsible for driving corporate marketing, direct marketing, advertising, public relations, and trade shows. He has more than 12 years of experience in consumer and B2B marketing, serving as the director and vice president in consumer packaged goods and financial services organizations. 

All-Pak Inc. (Pittsburgh) has named four new employees at its corporate headquarters. Dianna Duckett was appointed as a customer service representative. Carol Heckman was hired as a buyer in the company�s procurement department. Marielle Thomas was hired as a credit and collections representative. TJ Willetts was hired as a marketing communications specialist. 

NJM/CLI (Lebanon, NH) has appointed Fred McMahon as national accounts manager�Print & Apply/RFID. McMahon is responsible for bringing the company�s labeling and RFID solutions to the market, working directly with product manufacturers, and developing new sales channels with integrators and consultants that sell to product manufacturers.

The company also announces the retirement and acknowledges the contributions of long-time industry veteran Linc Jepson. In his 40 years of leadership at the company, Jepson has made a significant lifetime award-winning contribution to the packaging industry and to NJM/CLI.

Yupo Corp. America (Chesapeake, VA) has appointed Masahiko Yano to the position of president. Yano will be driving Yupo�s strategic growth initiatives in the commercial and technical paper markets in North and South America. 

Alcoa Flexible Packaging (Richmond, VA) recently announced the appointment of new personnel to its custom thermoforming sales and marketing team. Steve Wagner was appointed as custom thermoforming national sales and marketing manager. Kathryn Carpenter has taken the position of account business manager. 

 

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