Flexo Market News
February 24, 2014
Apex has named Bas van der Poel as Technical Sales
Manager. His main priorities within Apex lie in the
service & support of OEMs and key accounts. Fur-
thermore, he will become sales man-
ager for Africa and the Middle East.
Russ Wanke, President and Chief
Executive Officer of Expera Special-
ty Solutions, has been named 2014
PIMA Executive of the Year. PIMA is
the management division of TAPPI.
The award is PIMA’s highest honor
and is bestowed on senior-level executives in the
pulp, paper or converting industries for excellence in
management and outstanding contributions to the in-
dustry as a whole.
Wanke has more than 30 years of paper industry ex-
perience in a variety of leadership roles in fine, print-
ing, and specialty papers. In 2013, he managed the
formation of North America's largest specialty paper
business, with 1,800 employees in Wisconsin, by join-
ing the two legacy paper businesses of Wausau Spe-
cialty Papers andThilmany Papers.
Anderson & Vreeland
Larry Kubicki has been named 3M
Certified Specialist for Anderson &
Vreeland, Inc., Bryon, Ohio. In his
new position, Kubicki will be re-
sponsible for sales and support of
3M industrial products for Anderson
& Vreeland, including abrasives, ad-
hesives, tapes, safety and general
SOMA Engineering has appointed AP Graphics as the
company’s agent for France and its French speaking
territories.The appointment was confirmed at the re-
cent Colloque de l’emballage Souple event, where AP
Graphics presented the Soma Optima
f lexographic pr inting press. AP
Graphics represents a number of
Tom Dupont has joined self-wound
overlaminate film manufacturer acpo
as Product Development Manager.
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