Acting Vice President Milan Moscaritolo of Toray Plastics (America) (at left) was elected president. The membership also elected Dante Ferrari of Celplast Metallized Products as vice president and Thomas S. Rimel Jr. of Dunmore Corp. as treasurer. Both Rimel and Ferrari previously served as directors of the association. Danis Roy of Davis-Standard continues to serve on the Board as past president.
Newly elected directors include Andrew Jack of Vacuum Depositing, Inc. (VDI LLC), Bob Pasquale of New Era Converting Machinery, and Michael Sullivan of MTI Polyexe Inc., an Inteplast Group company. The membership also re-elected three directors: Ginger Cushing of Nordmeccanica, Steve Jackson of Camvac Ltd., and Matt Menges of Maxcess International.
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President Moscaritolo also has served AIMCAL as treasurer. He joined Toray Plastics for PET (polyethylene terephthalate) Films and is currently senior director of New Business Development. With 32 years in Polymer Film Sales/Production, he worked for Bollore, Inc., QPF, Inc., and AET Films before joining Toray. He has degrees in Mechanical Engineering and Business Administration from the University of Rhode Island and is an alumnus of Thames Valley State Technical College in Connecticut. He and his wife Linda have two children and reside in Westerly, RI.
Vice President Ferrari has been an active member of AIMCAL for many years. He has 20 years of experience in the flexible packaging industry, including 15 years at Celplast Metallized Products. Now president of Celplast, he started there as a technical service engineer and moved through a variety of positions including business development engineer, product development engineer, sales and marketing director, and chief operating officer. He is leading a management buyout team that has purchased a majority stake in the business from its founders, Chuck Larsen and Bill Hellings.
Another active member of AIMCAL, Treasurer Rimel has served on the Coating & Laminating Committee and presented at the fall technical conference. He has been with Dunmore Corp. for 15+ years and currently serves as chief operating officer. Prior experience includes technical manufacturing and commercial positions at DuPont, International Paper, and Adhesives Research. He has a B.S. from the University of Maryland in College Park and an M.B.A from LaSalle University in Philadelphia, PA. He resides in Newtown, PA, with his wife Colleen and three sons.
Past President Roy has been involved in the converting industry for 32 years. He currently works at Davis-Standard as vice president for Converting Systems. Earlier in his career he spent six years in Europe working for Rhone-Poulenc and Toray before rejoining Terphane. He has developed many products based on PET film to expand its use in demanding barrier applications utilizing coextrusion, coating, and metallizing technology. He is a graduate of McMaster University with a BCOM with a specialty in Marketing. He lives in Livonia, NY, with his wife Christine.
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Jack joined Vacuum Depositing LLC in 2013 and has spent the past five years as director of Sales and Marketing. Previous employers include the Bobst Group of Heywood England, a leading producer of metallizing equipment, where he held positions in both Sales and Project Management. As an active member of the Vacuum Coating Committee and co-chair for more than seven years, Jack has presented technical papers at AIMCAL and Society of Vacuum Coaters conferences. Andrew, his wife Samantha and two children live in Burnley, Lancashire, England. Interests include golf and “proper” football.
Pasquale is a founder of New Era Converting Machinery and has served as its president since 1996. He holds four patents related to web processing and has been active in several trade associations including AIMCAL, where he has delivered many technical presentations. He currently chairs the ICE USA steering committee. He began his career working part time for a family-owned converting machinery manufacturer, Liberty Machine Co., Inc. His experience includes technical sales, project engineering and management, and supervision of manufacturing, engineering, and new product development.
In 2005 Sullivan became vice president of Sales & Marketing at MTI Polyexe, Inc., an Inteplast Group company. He started his converting industry career in the early 1970s, operating a slitter for Sullivan Paper Co., earned a degree in Chemical Engineering with an emphasis on Pulp & Paper Technology from the University of Maine in 1980, and worked for several paper companies before moving downstream to converting in the mid-90s. Although most of his industry expertise is in release liners, he has three U.S. patents for other converting industry products and processes.
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Cushing, a 25-year veteran of the flexible packaging converting industry, began her career as a research chemist. She has been an associate with Nordmeccania, a leader in coating, laminating, and metallizing machinery, since 2016. As president of GPrime, she consults and educates about converting, film manufacturing, and digital printing. She has delivered technical papers for conferences, short courses, and symposia around the world, volunteered with AIMCAL in the U.S. and Europe, served as TAPPI PLACE division chair and was honored with its Andreas Ahlbrandt Leadership and Service Award.
Jackson’s 33-year career with Camvac began in the shop and progressed to sales director, commercial director, and managing director. An active member of the European Metallising Association (EMA) since 1996, he served as its president from 2007 until 2011 when the group ceased operation. During his time with EMA, he worked with AIMCAL to bring the two organizations closer. Camvac has been an AIMCAL member for more than 10 years, and Jackson has been an active supporter and attendee of U.S. and European conferences. He lives in the market town of Bury St. Edmunds, UK.
Menges has devoted his entire career to managing Menges Roller Co., which became part of Maxcess International in 2017. With that sale, he became an investor in and advisor to Maxcess, a provider of web-handling solutions for the converting, metallizing, paper, packaging, and allied industries. Menges’ specialty is large rubber and heat-transfer rollers, which serve customers around the world. He received his B.S. in Business Management from the University of South Alabama. He and his wife Dixie reside in Cape Coral, FL, and Barrington, IL.
Based in Fort Mill, SC, AIMCAL represents converters of metallized, coated, and laminated flexible substrates and their suppliers. Founded in 1970, membership stands at nearly 300. A global group, AIMCAL promotes the growth and prosperity of the converting industry and member companies via an array of technical and marketing services. Membership information is available online at www.aimcal.org