Home' FLEXO Magazine : January 2017 Contents Jean-Marc Galvez
Named President of
Division at Berry Plastics
EVANSVILLE, ID—Berry Plastics Group,
Inc. announced it has appointed Jean-Marc
Galvez as president of its Consumer Packag-
ing Division. Jean-Marc currently serves as
president for Europe, the Middle East, India
and Africa for the company’s Health, Hy-
giene, and Specialties Division. Jean-Marc
assumed his new role Jan. 1. He succeeded
Tom Salmon, who was appointed as Berry’s
president and COO effective Oct. 3, 2016.
Jean-Marc joined AVINTIV (which Berry
acquired in 2015) in July 2011 as VP of
sales, marketing and product development
for Europe. Prior to joining the company,
he was the global commercial general man-
ager at Merquinsa from 2002-2011. He has
also held various global general manager
and commercial roles of increasing respon-
sibility at Monsanto in Belgium and Dow
Chemical in Switzerland.
Announces Plans to
Reconstruct Hall 1 of
DÜSSELDORF, Germany—The Supervi-
sory Board and the shareholders of Messe
Düsseldorf have approved plans for the
complete reconstruction of the fairground’s
South Entrance and, subsequently, Hall 1.
The work is scheduled to start in May 2017,
after the interpack trade fair, and should be
completed in summer 2019.
The new South Entrance will give Messe
Düsseldorf a contemporary presence
directly on the banks of the Rhine river
with a view towards Düsseldorf. Trade
fair visitors and convention delegates will
be welcomed by a new illuminated and
translucent awning, 83,950 sq. ft. in size
and about 65-ft. high. The South Entrance
will be open toward the forecourt across a
completely glazed front, 305-ft. in length.
Newly Formed FPLMA Celebrates Successful
MELBOURNE, Australia—Several months after its forming as the result of a merger of the
Label and Tag Manufacturers Association of Australia (LATMA) and the Australia and New
Zealand Flexographic Technical Association (ANZFTA), the Flexible Packaging & Label
Manufacturers Association (FPLMA) held its inaugural meeting on
Nov. 10 and 11 in Melbourne.
Under the theme “Changing the Landscape,” presenters discussed
the Australian economy, some of the growing pains being felt by the
country’s businesses and behavioral science as applied to its citizens.
On the packaging front, topics covered included understanding the
consumer experience, the creeping of technology into containers,
relevant laws and regulations, and adding value. Among those
speaking was Jennye Scott, Berry Plastics Corp.’s VP of creative
services and co chair of Forums 2015 and 2016.
“I was asked to speak on innovation, so I reviewed with them the progress we made on
printing three dimensional (3-D) containers/lids with indirect flexo,” she recalled. “As I
mentioned to them, we continue to use Flexographic Image Reproduction Specifications &
Tolerances (FIRST) in our indirect flexo technology, but we also use these flexo specifications
and tolerances in our dry offset process.”
Despite FPLMA’s conference encompassing various printing methods, Jennye said she was
surprised by the volume of receptive comments she received.
“It was jam packed full of good, diversified speakers. Being a past chair of Forum, it was very
interesting for me to see how they put their conference together, listen to their topics, etc. I
learned a lot from all of the speakers.”
After speaking with other attendees, Jennye also noted a similar problem seen by the pack-
aging industries Down Under and in the U.S .: Finding the next generation of employees.
“They face the same issues/struggles of getting the younger generations motivated to get
their hands ‘dirty,’” she noted. “However, with the newer machines getting equipped with
more smart technology, hopefully this will sway their thinking into the printing arena.”
Manufacturing & Office
Space to Broadview, IL
BROADVIEW, IL—Graymills recently
moved its manufacturing and office space
from Chicago to 2601 South 25th Ave. in
Broadview, IL. The new location provides
a more modern work environment, col-
laboration spaces, room for growth, and
convenient access to major roadways.
The company completely renovated the new structure to best suit its needs. It rearranged de-
partments to reduce the time parts spend traveling through the line to eliminate bottlenecks
and streamline production. Now, assembly follows a logical order for greater efficiency.
Lines are closer together, making it easier to have line changes and crosstrain employees on
multiple machines. The larger space also made it possible to upgrade equipment. Graymills
purchased about a half dozen new machines to replace outdated equipment.
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