In the sports world, nothing gets the fans of a contending team more excited than when management decides to make a big trade. Nearly two years ago, Mark Smiley saw an opportunity to improve the back-end operations at Badger Paperboard in Fredonia, Wis. That’s when he traded an outdated, 100” Seybold paper cutter for an 85” Seybold unit rebuilt by Colter & Peterson, featuring the latest electronics and a separate ‘Flying Carpet” system. The trade turned out to be a winning move.Read more
Folding carton converter Dee Paper, Chester, Pa., appoints Steve Harrell as its new president effective Feb. 1, 2015. Steve will be replacing Jay Dee who has been active in senior management positions at Dee for more than 40 years. Jay has most recently served as Dee Paper's president and will remain with the company as a member of the Board of Directors and in a sales and customer relations role.Read more
During his nearly 60-year career, Roger Stone has built three major companies to be major players the North American containerboard industry. In the past seven years, Stone built his latest company KapStone Paper and Packaging from a $180 million investment in 2005 into the fifth largest North American containerboard producer and largest kraft paper supplier following 2013’s $1 billion acquisition of Longview Fibre Paper and Packaging. That deal followed acquisition of assets from IP, MeadWestvaco, and U.S. Corrugated.Read more
A package may be beautiful, sturdy, and cost-effective, but if it doesn’t inspire consumers to make a purchase, it has failed its ultimate purpose. It’s important, then, for designers to understand the psychological motivators that drive purchasing behaviors. Here are a few package design strategies that work because they take the human psyche into account.Read more
Lamitech, Inc., Cranbury, N.J. adds Kevin Rosenberg as senior account executive. He is a career professional in the paper and forest products industry. Rosenberg is highly experienced in trading primary and secondary tonnage of paper and paperboard, for the converting, packaging and printing industries.
“The addition of Kevin’s valuable experience and reputation enables us to extend our reach into the important secondary fibers market both domestically and internationally,” said Adam Reiser, VP and General Manager of Lamitech Inc.Read more
TAPPI awards the recipients of the 2015 Paper and Board Division Technical Award and Leadership and Service Award. The Paper & Board Division Technical Award and Harris O. Ware Prize recipient is Lee Dillon of International Paper. The award recognizes Lee’s outstanding contributions, which have advanced the industry's technology.Read more