AKRON, Ohio - May 22, 2006 - Robert H. Chapman, chairman and CEO of Barry-Wehmiller
Companies, Inc., has announced an organizational reporting change with respect to William Morgan, president of Barry-Wehmiller subsidiary Pneumatic Scale.
In recognition of Morgan's strong leadership skills in building improved market performance and a unique corporate culture at Ohio-based Pneumatic Scale, his reporting relationship has been redefined so that he now reports directly to Chapman. This change aligns Morgan's position with that of Barry-Wehmiller's other divisional presidents.
"This is an acknowledgement of what Bill has accomplished through his outstanding leadership at Pneumatic Scale," Chapman said. "In addition to rebuilding the company's market position and technology leadership in liquid filling and capping, what Bill and his team have really accomplished is the development of a great culture. There's no question that as we strive to engage the hearts and minds of all our team members, we can take lessons from the culture at Pneumatic Scale."
Pneumatic Scale is a global provider of dry and liquid fillers, cappers, can seamers, labelers,centrifuges, and change parts to customers in the pharmaceutical, household products, personal care, and food and beverage industries worldwide. With annual revenues approaching $70 million,it is one of the largest companies in Barry-Wehmiller's packaging automation group.
Morgan joined Pneumatic Scale in 1990 as director of sales administration and, in 1997,
became vice president of operations. He was promoted to president in November 2000. UnderMorgan's leadership, Pneumatic Scale has established an industry-leading performance record in customer service while introducing a broad range of new high-speed filling and closure equipment that reaffirms its market position.
"During his tenure, Bill has consistently provided both personal and professional growth opportunities for his team members," added Barry-Wehmiller Group President Timothy J. Sullivan.
"He genuinely respects each and every individual and the contribution they can make to the development of a vibrant and successful business, and people respond to that."
Sullivan previously assumed profit-and-loss responsibility for Pneumatic Scale. Following the reporting change, he will now focus wholly on Barry-Wehmiller's corrugating and paper converting platforms as CEO of MarquipWardUnited and PCMC, respectively.
Barry-Wehmiller Companies, Inc. is a world leading supplier of packaging, corrugating and paper converting technology, as well as consulting services, across a broad spectrum of industries. Barry-Wehmiller's balanced and diversified approach to the market is made possible through 12 interactive divisions: Accraply, a leading manufacturer of automatic labeling systems; Barry-Wehmiller Company,manufacturing bottle washers and pasteurizers for more than 120 years; Barry-Wehmiller International
Resources, a leading information technology services provider and e-business solutions developer; Central Bottling International (CBI), specializing in quality industrial manufacturing equipment and services for the food, beverage, and packaging industries worldwide; Design Group, a world leader in manufacturing automation and engineering consulting services; FleetwoodGoldcoWyard and Ambec, leading suppliers of advanced conveyance technology and material handling equipment; Hayssen Packaging Technologies, a form/fill/seal technologies and services leader for more than 90 years;
MarquipWardUnited, a leading manufacturer of equipment for the corrugated and folded carton industries; Paper Converting Machine Company (PCMC), specializing in the design and manufacture of converting machinery for the tissue and nonwovens industries, as well as printing systems for the flexible packaging industry; Pneumatic Scale, a global provider for can seaming, capping, centrifugation, dry filling, labeling, and liquid filling; and Thiele Technologies, a leading producer of cartoning, case
packing, bagging, and palletizing equipment.
For additional information, please contact:
Director of Corporate Communications
10 Ascot Parkway
Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44223 USA
Web Site: www.pneumaticscale.com