Ampac Flexibles Announces Addition of Two Key Director Positions

Cincinnati, OH (December 19, 2005) -The Ampac Flexibles, division of Ampac Packaging LLC, announces two new key director positions.

Dave Bartish has just joined the company's Performance Films group as the director of sales. Bartish has almost 20 years experience in flexible packaging including sales, sales management and marketing. Most recently, he led the sales and business development team for a major account at Curwood, a Bemis company.

Bartish will report to George Thomas, vice president and general manager, Ampac Flexibles.

Also joining the Ampac Flexibles team as part of its Converted Products group is Tricia Reighard, director of technical marketing. Reighard comes to Ampac with a Ph.D. in analytical chemistry and an extensive consumer packaging research background. Reighard reports to Tom Geyer, vice president of manufacturing.

The responsibilities for this newly-created position include the development of leading edge applications (such as retort packaging) that utilize Ampac's Saran(TM) extrusion capabilities. Further Reighard will be helping create innovative flexible packaging structures produced on the company's nine-layer blown film line.

Additionally, Tom Crosson, business development manager, will help spearhead key growth initiatives for the Performance Films group.

"The addition of these new flexible packaging experts will help us achieve our growth goals and will enhance our ability to deliver even more value to our customers," says Thomas.

Ampac Flexibles-Converted Products is the leading manufacturer and innovator in stand-up pouches, high-end performance flexible packaging materials and rollstock for the food, beverage, medical, pharmaceutical, agricultural and chemical, industrial, health and beauty aids markets.

It is also known for its technologically advanced, custom-engineered structures, including adhesive laminations, Flexi-Free(TM) solventless laminations and heat-seal coated rollstock.

Production expertise includes graphic art and plate making, customized ink blending, 10-color flexographic and 8-color rotogravure printing, and the capability of adding a wide variety of unique features (such as closures, fitments, spouts, etc.) to help customers achieve a competitive advantage.

Additionally, Ampac Flexibles-Performance Films provides more than 200 custom and proprietary film blends designed to meet its customers' specialty film packaging requirements. Capabilities include monolayer and multilayer (up to nine-layer) coextruded films. This includes Ampac's combined effort with The Dow Chemical Company to develop and produce multilayer, high-barrier coextruded films containing Saran(TM) resins for a variety of moisture-sensitive applications.

Ampac Packaging LLC is privately held, and is owned by senior executives together with equity backing by Key Principal Partners and Pouschine Cook Capital Management. It is a diversified, international, flexible packaging company with nine operating sites in North America and Asia employing approximately 850 people with revenues in excess of $200 million annually. In addition to products offered by Ampac Flexibles, the company is the preeminent supplier of domestic and overseas retail specialty shopping bags, and disposable, tamper evident, security bags.

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