Pulp Paper & Logistics


New sales director for Sun Automation

Group. Reynolds’ expanded


responsibilities include managing the product development cycle and collaborating cross-functionally

rank Reynolds has been promoted to the position of director of sales at US- based Sun Automation

across the Sun organisation to ensure all activities align with bringing value to customers in the cartonboard industry. He will continue report to Greg Jones, global sales and aftermarket chief. Reynolds has been in the industry

for more than 34 years, and has served Sun in many roles in both

Fabio Perini SpA moves into new segments

Fabio Perini SpA, the Italian manufacturer of paper making and tissue converting machinery, has appointed Francesco De Luca as general manager of its site at Bologna. Born in Naples, De Luca (46) has a degree in mechanical engineering with an MBA at Milan’s MIP Politecnico. He has worked with many multinationals such as the Metecno Group, the Candy Hoover Group and Norsk Hydro, where he extended his general management experience, working in China, Uzbekistan, Russia, Iran, Syria, Turkey and Egypt. “Joining Fabio Perini is a

stimulating opportunity,” said De Luca. “Casmatic is a brand which is still well recognised in its field, and my task will be to lead it into

the engineering and sales sectors for the past 28 years. “Although I have a strong engineering background, I’ve connected deeply with the sales arm of the business. Cultivating relationships with customers and prospects to address their business needs is tremendously fulfilling,” said Reynolds. Greg Jones added: “Frank has unequivocally contributed to SUN’s exponential growth for the better part of three decades. He’s

Frank Reynolds has been with Sun for 28 years

proven his abilities as an engineer and sales manager, and we look forward to his team leadership.”

UK-based Cepac expands its sales network

UK-based independent corrugated packaging producer Cepac has appointed David Alvis as business development manager for its Rawcliffe site, concentrating on Wales and the south west. Alvis joins from DS Smith, where he spent seven years as area sales manager after graduating from the University of the West of England. Commenting on his appointment, Alvis said: “Cepac has significant plans for growth

in my area and I have been impressed with the innovative product range and technical knowledge at Rawcliffe to support this objective. “My family has worked in the

corrugated sector for many years and so you could say I have grown up surrounded by boxes.” Nigel Hobson, sales and

Francesco De Luca, new general manager of Fabio Perini SpA at Bologna

new segments, starting from an accurate analysis of the market, its dynamics and needs.”

David Alvis will be concentrating on Wales and the south west of the UK

commercial manager at Cepac, added: “Expanding our sales function is a key element of our strategy, as we focus upon development and growth across the UK. David’s industry expertise, combined with his regional knowledge, makes him a valuable addition to the Cepac team.” At Rawcliffe, Cepac specialises

in products that include multi- point glued heavyweight products, regular cases, rotary die-cut, flat bed die-cut, stitched boxes, pallet boxes and pre-print boxes.

Brazilian forest product body beefs up taxation skills

Indústria Brasileira de Árvores (IBÁ), which looks after the interest of companies in the Brazilian forest industry, has appointed Maurício Cazati to strengthen the organisation’s tax

structure expertise for members. With debate on tax reform and

various claims involving products of the segment, IBÁ realised that this was key way to expand its services. Cazati was for eight years at

Klabin, where he served to guide and plan tax challenges. His experience includes government tax relations and with industry representative associations, such as CNI, Federations of Industries

and IBÁ, where he served as coordinator of the tax and fiscal affairs committee. He will report to IBÁ president

Paulo Hartung, who took up his position in March.

November/December 2019

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