Printer News September 2010
Fulwiler Honored with
Lifetime Achievement Award
Terry Fulwiler, CEO of WS Packaging Group, has been selected as the 2010 winner of the R. Stanton Avery Lifetime Achievement Award. The award is sponsored by Avery Dennison.
Fulwiler joined the company in 1972 when there were 25 employees. He served in a variety of management positions before taking over as CEO in 1987. Beginning in 2000, he drove the strategy to take the company from a mid-size printer in the tag-and-label industry to the next level, with the merger of Wisconsin Label Corporation and Superior Label Systems. This was followed by nine additional acquisitions during the last nine years. The company now has more than 1,775 employees at 17 locations across the U.S. and Mexico.
Exopack Forms Corporate R&D Team in Wisconsin
SPARTANBURG, S.C.—As a continued commitment to improve consumer experiences through the use of its films and flexible packaging solutions, Exopack has formed a Corporate Research & Development team. It will be led by Tom Lee, director of research and development, and will be headquartered at Exopack's Menasha, Wis. manufacturing facility.
Exopack's recent acquisition of developing technologies from the former Alcan Food Americas Group helped initiate the idea for a centralized R&D team. The focus of this team will be to develop and bring to market the latest in cutting-edge flexible packaging products.
"Bringing new products to market is extremely important to Exopack," remarks Jack Knott, chairman and CEO of Exopack Holding Corporation. "To do this effectively, we must ensure that our people are working as one cohesive team, and that their individual skills and expertise are utilized to their fullest potential."
In addition to the Menasha R&D Center, Exopack will maintain R&D specialists and product testing laboratories at its corporate headquarters in Spartanburg, S.C. and within its Advanced Coatings facilities in Matthews, N.C. and Wrexham, North Wales, United Kingdom.