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Members in the News – September/October 2021

By AICC Staff

September 21, 2021


Rebecca Rendon

Kolbus America hired Rebecca Rendon as its marketing and communications manager, bringing with her many years of industry marketing and branding experience.

Rendon will assume responsibilities surrounding the marketing and brand management of Kolbus America, including the Hycorr and AutoBox product lines in North America.

“We are thrilled to welcome Rebecca to the Kolbus America team,” said Jeff Dietz, president of Kolbus America. “She will play a critical role as the Kolbus organization continues to grow in the corrugated and rigid box spaces. The combination of marketing talent and her commitment to the industries we service will not only make Rebecca an asset to Kolbus but the customers we partner with as well.”

Great Northern Oshkosh renewed its Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) Sourcing Label Certification, which verifies that the company’s products come from recycled content or from a certified forest and that all the fiber in its products are acquired from sources that are in compliance with state, province, or federal laws.

“The Great Northern Oshkosh team is pleased to have renewed our SFI certification for another five years,” said Great Northern Oshkosh General Manager Galen Killam. “This certification is important to our customers that require SFI and shows our non-SFI customers our commitment to always producing a top-quality and safe product. Having a sustainable product is important, so being able to earn the right to put the SFI sourcing label on our product is critical to our customers and shows that Great Northern wants to do its part to support a sustainable future.”


Koenig & Bauer CorrCUT

Koenig & Bauer is expanding into the corrugated printing and converting market with three products: CorruCUT, CorruFLEX, and Omega Magnus—all represented by the company’s North American sales force.

“We are pleased to expand our dedication to the corrugated market,” said Kilian Renschler, president and CEO of Koenig & Bauer (US/CA). “All three of our new products, the CorruCUT, CorruFLEX, and Omega Magnus, are successfully being operated at a customer’s facility. Our North American sales team is the most experienced in all facets of packaging from folding carton to litho laminates to flexible substrates to the label markets. For them, it’s a natural bridge to support the corrugated market …”

The CorrCUT is a high board line rotary die cutter. The CorruFLEX provides post-printing on corrugated board using flexo printing. The Omega Magnus is a specialty folder gluer that is available in two models, the 210 and 230.

An affiliate of private investment firm Peak Rock Capital acquired Amtech Software, providers of manufacturing enterprise resource planning software and technology services.

“Over the past 40 years, the Amtech team and I have built and refined a differentiated software solution to optimize our customers’ manufacturing operations,” said Cosmo DeNicola, founder and CEO of Amtech. “Our team is proud of the success it has achieved to date and believes that Peak Rock is the ideal partner for our business as we undertake the next stage of growth. I am thrilled to continue as a shareholder in the company and in my role as CEO.”

MacDermid Graphic Solutions announced a new photopolymer plate production line at its Wigan, United Kingom, manufacturing facility, doubling the company’s production capacity and becoming the primary supply source for customers throughout Europe, Africa, the Middle East, Asia, and Australia.

“When I joined MacDermid Graphics Solutions in April 2020, we started the transformation to become the most customer-centric, innovative company in the package printing industry,” said Brad Wills, MacDermid’s global senior vice president. “This new production line is a step forward in our transformation by answering the increased demand for our products and demonstrating our continued commitment to the industry.”

The new 100-foot fully enclosed photopolymer plate production line will be a parallel operation to the company’s current production line in Morristown, Tennessee. The line will feature technology integrated within a single control system, as well as energy-efficient features within the line to help reduce MacDermid’s per-unit greenhouse gas emissions.

Jamestown Container Cos. settled on an agreement to acquire Cattaraugus Container Inc., a converted paper product manufacturer in Franklinville, New York.

“This purchase provides Jamestown Container Cos. with an immediate growth opportunity in Western New York,” explained Joseph R. Palmeri, vice president and chief operating officer at Jamestown Container. “We constantly look for ways to strengthen our company’s position in the markets we serve—opportunities that support our long-term growth strategy to focus on core competencies, minimize the impact of rising costs, and maximize customer, employee, and shareholder value.”

At its current location, Cattaraugus Container will now operate as a division of Jamestown Container.