Alan Isaacs, founder of Doyen Medipharm (Barton, Cambs, UK), has retired after 14 years of heading the company. Isaacs has worked to position Doyen Medipharm as a leading specialist supplier of packaging and converting process machinery to the pharmaceutical and medical industries since the company’s start in 1991. Under Isaacs’s guidance, the company has grown into a global business, with operations in the UK, United States, and Malaysia. Early last year, Isaacs secured a merger between Doyen Medipharm and J-PAC LLC, which created financial strength and has helped Doyen to expand its portfolio of high-value-added products and services.
John G. Carlson, PE, has been named director of engineering for MGS Machine Corp. (Maple Grove, MN). Carlson will be responsible for mechanical and electrical engineering, participating in product development and customer-satisfaction initiatives. He has more than 30 years’ experience in machine design and system integration of packaging and assembly machinery solutions, most recently in the pharmaceutical and medical device markets.
NJM/CLI Packaging Systems International (Lebanon, NH), a manufacturer of packaging equipment, has announced the appointment of Thomas Kessler to regional sales manager. Kessler is headquartered in New Jersey and is responsible for all sales activity in the Mid-Atlantic region. He has 15 years of experience managing sales of packaging equipment to the pharmaceutical industry and other markets. In his new position, Kessler will work with customers to identify the best packaging solutions for their applications, and to add value to the engineering process to maximize customers’ return on investment.
Louis C. Arp has been appointed vice president of production operations at the pharmaceutical production and formulation R&D facility of Eisai Inc. (Teaneck, NJ), located in Research Triangle Park, NC. In his new role, Arp will oversee all aspects of production, including manufacturing, packaging, materials management, and facility engineering. Arp was most recently president of OSG Norwich Pharmaceuticals, where he was responsible for running a $40-million outsourcing manufacturing operation. His experience in manufacturing and packaging includes a variety of finished dose forms, including tablets, capsules, liquids, semi–solids, and powders.
Douglas R. Voreis has begun working for Perlen Converting LLC as managing director. Experienced in new plant construction, ISO, and GMP, he will be responsible for all U.S. operations and will lead the construction and start-up of Perlen’s new facility located in Whippany, NJ.
AcuTemp, a manufacturer of insulation and temperature-sensitive packaging technology, announces that R. Doug Roberts has joined the company as director of manufacturing and Todd DeVore as director of product development and engineering. Roberts will be responsible for integrating lean manufacturing practices, implementing continuous improvement processes, and overseeing the company’s quality management system. DeVore will be responsible for leading the development of the company’s product line and for overseeing and implementing structured engineering processes.
Greydon Inc. (York, PA) has appointed Dan Prena area manager for Illinois, Wisconsin, and Indiana. A 30-year veteran, Prena previously worked for CFS North America and Hooper Engineering. Prena is shown with Greg Rochon, president of Greydon.
IntraPac has promoted John Miller to the position of executive vice president. With 38 years in packaging, he will help guide IntraPac’s new packaging concepts and entry into new markets. In other IntraPac news, Maribel Vargas has been appointed as executive vice president of The IntraPac Group and president of IntraPac’s Costa Rica operations, including Envases Comerciales (Envasa) S.A. IntraPac supplies laminate, plastic laminate, aluminum, and tin tubes; coated metered-dose inhaler cans; and plastic jars, bottles, and closures.
Beacon Converters Inc. (Saddlebrook, NJ) has added John Ozcomert, PhD, to its staff as technical director. Known in the industry for his presentations and workshops, Ozcomert will help Beacon develop packaging innovations.
Krones Inc. (Franklin, WI) has added personnel to its sales management team. Roman Manthey has been promoted to senior vice president, sales and marketing, and Heiko Feuring has joined as director, systems division. Manthey will interface closely with Krones executive management in Neutraubling, Germany, and in Franklin, WI. Feuring will direct and manage Krones Systems Division.