Michelman Welcomes New Associates to Burgeoning Printing & Packaging Business Segment

In response to acceleration in the global growth of its Printing & Packaging business segment, Michelman has added two new associates to  help guide its continued success in the digital printingflexible packagingpaper converting, and corrugated markets.
 
Mr. Pete Petrie joins Michelman as the Sales Director for Printing & Packaging, Americas region. He began his career at Avery Dennison and most recently spent 23 years with WS Packaging Group. He led multiple teams which were responsible for the Labels for Package Decoration market segment, strategy development, and relationship management with  major brands. This focus on team building, along with his broad industry knowledge, contacts, and commercial skills, will provide a key enabler to continued growth in printing and packaging markets.
 
Mr. Dave Jeffers joins Michelman as Territory Sales Manager for Digital Printing. He has spent over 17 years with Yupo Corporation America, managing technical service and new business development, in addition to holding a regional sales position. He was most recently a Territory Sales Manager with The Eastman Kodak Company and brings over 30 years of printing experience to Michelman.  
 
According to Dr. Rick Michelman, Michelman’s Chief Technology Officer & EVP, Americas, and Printing & Packaging, “Printing & Packaging has been a growth platform for Michelman for the past two decades.  We intend to continue to collaborate, develop, and commercialize forward-thinking technologies with our customers and accelerate our ability to deliver innovative solutions. We have identified several key strategic growth opportunities that these two outstanding professionals will help address. We’re privileged and excited to welcome them to the Michelman team.”

About Michelman

Michelman is a global developer and manufacturer of environmentally friendly advanced materials for industry, offering solutions for the coatings, printing & packaging and industrial manufacturing markets. The company’s surface additives and polymeric binders are used by leading manufacturers around the world to enhance performance attributes and add value in applications including wood and floor care products, metal and industrial coatings, paints, varnishes, inks, fibers and composites. Michelman is also well-known as an innovator in the development of barrier and functional coatings, as well as digital printing-press primers that are used in the production of consumer and industrial packaging, paper products, labels, and commercially printed materials. Michelman serves its customers with production facilities in North America, Europe and Asia, product development and technical service centers in several major global markets, and a worldwide team of highly trained business development personnel.