Paper Converting Machine Company (PCMC) — a division of Barry-Wehmiller and a leading supplier of high-performance converting machinery for the tissue, nonwovens, package-printing and bag-converting industries worldwide—is pleased to announce that Stan Blakney has accepted the position of President of its global operations.
In addition to leading the company’s US business, as he has since February 2019, Blakney now will assume leadership of operations in Italy and Serbia as well.
Since Blakney joined PCMC, he has led the company’s expansion in flexographic-printing, bag-converting and hygiene solutions, while also continuing to drive growth in tissue converting and packaging.
As PCMC develops additional new technologies for tissue customers, Sergio Casella—who successfully led the company’s Italian business for the last 20 years—will help promotemore growth in that market as PCMC’s global strategic leader for tissue.
With an experienced senior leadership team, PCMC is well positioned to further unify its operations worldwide and expand into new geographies across all of its markets, while enhancing aftermarket support globally for its customers.
“We’ve seen tremendous growth and opportunity with the introduction of STAX Technologies and Hudson-Sharp to the PCMC family in the last two years,” said Blakney. “As we continue to bring our teams closer together, we are able to build our capacity to provide unified industry-leading service in all regions of the world. This includes enhanced access to parts, aligned Industry 4.0 solutions and around-the-clock care. Our goal is to give our customers a strong global service organization, with the support they need to keep their businesses moving forward.”