NEWS: Industry People
Plastics processor consulting firm RTi (Ft. Worth, TX) has appointed John Denzer to managing partner. He comes to the company with 20 years of polyolefin sales, product, and marketing management and development experience. He specializes in the use of polypropylene and polyethylene in injection, extrusion, blow molding, rotomolding, and thermoforming.
Alpha Packaging (St. Louis) has promoted Danielle Egan to customer service lead. In this role, she will oversee a team of customer service representatives working with packaging distributors and end-users. In addition, Alpha has added Cindy Krause to the position of customer service lead. Krause spent 10 years in customer service departments. Finally, the company has hired Sarah Schroeder as a customer service representative.
WS Packaging Group Inc. (Algoma, WI) has announced the hiring of Wayne Richter as vice president of research and development. In this role, Richter will direct the team of employees involved with RFID and other product initiatives. He was previously executive vice president of labels for Moore Wallace Inc., where he successfully managed the merger of their label business.
Adhesives Research Inc. (Glen Rock, PA) has promoted Greg Andrews to market manager for the web processing group of the company’s splicing business unit. Andrews previously served as the southern sales representative for the unit. In his new position, he is responsible for generating new opportunities to develop custom adhesion solutions for unmet needs in web processing applications, as well as working with existing customers.
Combi Packaging Systems LLC (Canton, OH) has appointed LaShonna Gojkov to the position of regional sales manager. She will be responsible for supporting distribution and developing new sales channels in Michigan, Indiana, Kentucky, and West Virginia. The company has also appointed Mark Friedly to national sales manager, Sue Lewis to marketing manager, and Terry Bogard to supervisor, electrical engineering.