BW Papersystems Names New Sales Executives

BW Papersystems (BWP) – a division of Barry-Wehmiller- and a leading supplier in the corrugating industry for starch kitchens, corrugators, and finishing equipment – is pleased to announce that Joe Leckie, has accepted the position of the Regional Sales Executive for New Corrugator Equipment. In turn, Rajesh Bhandarkar has accepted the role of Aftermarket Regional Sales Executive for Corrugator and Finishing equipment. 

Joe previously supported customers selling aftermarket solutions for corrugators, rotary die cutters and flexo folder gluers. In his new role, he will partner with leaders in corrugator facilities to offer new equipment solutions.  He will work in the sales territory covering the western part of the United States, and the western part of Canada.  

Miles Fletcher, Corrugator Sales Director, said, “Joe joined BW Papersystems in 2005 as a field service technician. His extensive machine knowledge, strong communication skills, and past experiences have uniquely prepared him to identify areas of value and meet customer needs.”  

Rajesh is transitioning into his role as Aftermarket Regional Sales Executive for Corrugator and Finishing equipment.  Rajesh will focus on assisting customers with upgrades to their current equipment; rebuilding equipment; purchasing pre-owned equipment, and corrugated rolls projects.   He will work in the territory covering the western part of the United States, and the western part of Canada.  

Rajesh was recently a BWP Field Service Engineer. Ted Kulwicki, Aftermarket Sales Leader, said, “He has vast experience servicing and installing BW Papersystems corrugator equipment and upgrades. Rajesh has been based in the western United States for about 16 years, and has earned the trust of our customers in the region.”   

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BW Papersystems, part of Barry-Wehmiller, combines extremely strong brands, innovative technologies and long-standing global experience in the corrugating and finishing, sheeting and packaging, and stationery, and security-documents industries. BW Papersystems brings together 10 brands—BW Bielomatik (BWB), BWP Zerand, Curioni, JAG SYNCHRO, Kugler-Womako, MarquipWardUnited (MWU), SHM, VortX, WillPemcoBielomatik (WPB) and Wrapmatic—that synthesize manufacturing in the paper process industries. We offer market-leading technology for full corrugators in a variety of configurations, rugged rotary die cutters and flexo folder gluers, as well as starch-mixing systems. Customers rely on us for folio-size, cut-size and digital-size sheeting and packaging of paper, board and other materials. In addition, BW Papersystems’ portfolio includes stationery, passport production and specialized paper-converting applications, as well as book-on-demand binding lines, digital print finishing and RFID processing technology. For more, go to


Barry-Wehmiller is a diversified global supplier of engineering consulting and manufacturing technology for the packaging, corrugating, sheeting and paper-converting industries. By blending people-centric leadership with disciplined operational strategies and purpose-driven growth, Barry-Wehmiller has become a $3 billion organization with nearly 12,000 team members united by a common belief: to use the power of business to build a better world. CEO Bob Chapman shares the story of the company’s transformation in his book, Everybody Matters: The Extraordinary Power of Caring for Your People Like Family. To learn more, go to