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New hire reaffirms Barry-Wehmiller Packaging Systems’ commitment to Latin America

ST. LOUIS — June 6, 2018 — Barry-Wehmiller Packaging Systems is strengthening its commitment to Mexico and the Latin American market by naming Tony Colquitt the Director of Business Development, Latin America.

BW Packaging Systems represents the collective capabilities of several Barry-Wehmiller companies: Accraply, BW Flexible Systems, BW Integrated Systems, Pneumatic Scale Angelus and Synerlink.

“Latin America and Mexico have long been areas of importance for our companies,” said Carol O’Neill, Barry-Wehmiller Group President, Packaging. “With this new role, we want to show our customers that we will continue to serve them and are committed to their growth. We also want potential new customers to know we are actively working to earn their business and will give them the local attention they deserve.”

BW Packaging Systems is a $700-plus million business platform with more than 3,000 team members in 9 countries and 37 locations around the world. Through BW Packaging Systems, customers can find more than just a single machine, they can leverage the combined primary packaging, labeling and end-of-line packaging systems of each of the Barry-Wehmiller packaging companies.

Colquitt started with Barry-Wehmiller in 2016 as the Latin American Sales Director at Thiele Technologies. He brings extensive experience in global sales and account management, and possesses managerial, planning, logistics and sales skills for developing business in global markets. Colquitt is fluent in both English and Spanish.

“Tony will work with all the BW Packaging Systems companies’ leadership and sales teams to further develop relationships with our customers and find areas where we can meet multiple needs throughout their packaging line,” O’Neill said.

“I am excited about being part of a team that will make a mark in Latin America,” Colquitt said. “We have a tremendous opportunity to show the Latin American region that BW Packaging Systems is a total solutions provider on a global scale.”

Colquitt will be in attendance with all the BW Packaging Systems companies at Expo Pack, held June 5 to 8 in Mexico City, in Booth 1626. A special hospitality reception will be hosted in the BW Packaging Systems booth on Thursday, June 7, from 5 to 7 p.m. Light snacks and beverages will be provided.

Throughout the week, Colquitt and the BW Packaging Systems team will be on hand to answer questions about the companies’ broad capabilities. A Pneumatic Scale Angelus Mateer Filler will also be on display.

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