Gary Hughes, formerly the long-standing President of Muller Martini Canada, becomes Director of Global Packaging for Muller Martini, as the Swiss-based company – predominantly associated with high-end finishing solutions – continues to expand its presence in packaging.
In related news, Muller Martini also announced that Werner Naegeli, formerly President of Muller Martini USA, is now President of Muller Martini North America, which includes Muller Martini Canada. Muller states this announcement is part of its ongoing strategy to strengthen its international sales and service activities through regionalization. Muller Martini has established eight global sales and service centres to oversee Muller’s local sales and service locations.
Hughes, now operating in what is a newly created position, is to direct and coordinate Muller Martini’s global strategy within the flexible packaging industry. Muller initiated its commitment to packaging in 2009 when it acquired patents for the Variable Sleeve Offset Press (VSOP). Within the past five years, Muller has penetrated the packaging marketplace and now has over 100 presses operating in various packaging sectors.
“Muller’s continued successes within an intensely competitive packaging landscape have made a global strategy all the more critical,” stated Hughes. “The world’s most powerful brands are demanding innovative packaging solutions that can continue to evolve and change over time. As a global organization, Muller has the capabilities, technology, and resources that can expand our position – and our partnerships – within the packaging industry.”