THE NETHERLANDS • Clondalkin Flexible Packaging Grootegast has appointed Andrea Poelstra as sales manager for its Netherlands-based business. Poelstra will be responsible for Grootegast’s Form and Seal packaging solutions as well as new business development.
Prior to this she worked for an export company that exported European food specialities to Asia and Australia
USA • Harper Corporation of America announced that Ronald “Lee” Kluttz has assumed the position of president of Harper Corporation of America and Harper International Corporation. Kluttz is the grandson of founders Ron and Katherine Harper.
Ronald “Lee” Kluttz has risen through the ranks of the company during his many years of service
THE NETHERLANDS • Stefan Kraft joined Polymount International as its new global sales director at the beginning of 2016. Kraft will support the company’s sales team to secure growth and to expand its presence globally. He is also directly responsible for Germany, Austria and Switzerland.
Kraft studied prepress in the Hochschule der Medien in Stuttgart and has a Master in Packaging Technology from the International Packaging Institute in Switzerland
USA • Anilox roll supplier Harper Corporation of America announced Brad Windsor and Shawn Scheel have joined the Harper team. Scheel is accountable for anilox roll sales to wide web customers throughout the Central Plains and Southwestern states.
Both have more than 20 years of experience in the flexographic printing industry
DENMARK • Vetaphone has announced it’s appointed Karsten Koch as area sales manager for Europe. Koch has a degree in international sales and marketing and 24 years of international sales experience in the packaging industry, having formerly worked for Danapak Flexibles (Constantia Packaging), Bemis and Smurfit Kappa.
Vetaphone’s new sales manager, Karsten Koch, has 24 years of packaging experience
ISRAEL • AVT has named Walter Nackaerts as its new president of European operations. Nackaerts, who will be based in Mechelen, Belgium, brings more than 25 years of experience in managerial positions at multinational companies in the printing and healthcare industries.
As of now president of European operations at AVT: Walter Nackaerts
USA • Pamarco appointed Tabatha McDonald to its technical service department, which is responsible for analysis of customer anilox conditions and providing suggestions to ensure each anilox operates efficiently and delivers a low cost of ownership, the company said.
Tabatha McDonald has been in the printing industry for 22 years, 17 of which were with Darby Printing Company in Atlanta as an image systems operator
GERMANY • A new management team has taken charge of BST Procontrol’s business under the guidance of managing director Dr. rer. pol. Gunter Tautorus. Dipl.-Ing. Kay Kuhlmann is now responsible for sales and marketing issues while Dipl.-Ing. Geritt Block is head of the technological area.
From left to right: Dipl.-Ing. Geritt Block, Dipl.-Ing. Kay Kuhlmann
and Markus Babel of BST Procontrol
GERMANY • Goebel Schneid- und Wickelsysteme GmbH, part of the Italian IMS Deltamatic Group, appointed three managing directors to lead the slitter rewinder and winding machine supplier. The former managing director Andreas Hollmann left the company consensually.
From left to right: Harald Knechtel, Roberta Ghilardi und Dr. Hans-Peter Bauer
AUSTRALIA • Amcor announced the appointment of Roelof Westerbeek as president of Amcor Flexibles Asia Pacific. Westerbeek will begin his new role on 15 March and will be based in Singapore.
Roelof Westerbeek has worked and lived in Asia for 15 years