Loveland, OH - ProMach, a leading provider of packaging line solutions and equipment, announces John Eklund has been appointed Vice President, Marketing. Mr. Eklund, who has served ProMach for over 10 years, steps into the role vacated by retired Vice President of Marketing Jack Aguero.
Mr. Eklund has a proven track record in business-to-business marketing, advertising, communications, digital media, product development, research, and analysis. He has served in multiple marketing management roles for ProMach, most recently as Director of Marketing. He also previously served as Director of Marketing for ProMach’s Primary Packaging Business Unit and as the Marketing Director for the Roberts PolyPro brand.
Mr. Eklund is responsible for shaping overall ProMach strategic marketing initiatives including brand management, market research, product development, public relations, and marketing communications. He reports to ProMach President and CEO Mark Anderson.
“John has done an excellent job leading numerous crucial marketing activities and programs, including web initiatives, product launches, brand building, advertising campaigns, and others for ProMach and Primary Packaging,” said Mr. Anderson. “He has a deep understanding of our business and the packaging industry. He is an excellent choice to lead our marketing efforts and help us continue growing our reputation in the global marketplace.”
“I'm very proud of how we've developed the ProMach brand and established a leadership position in the packaging industry,” said Mr. Eklund. “I look forward to continuing to help grow our business, build our brands, and make being powered by ProMach meaningful to our customers. ProMach has an outstanding product portfolio backed by an outstanding team. I'm excited to be a part of it.”
Before joining ProMach, John worked for Brammer Engineering where he was responsible for marketing oil and gas operations. He received a Bachelor’s degree in Marketing from LSU in Shreveport and an MBA from Louisiana Tech University.
Former Vice President of Marketing Jack Aguero retired on December 31, 2012. Mr. Aguero joined ProMach in March 2005 and led the company’s strategy and efforts in business development, marketing, communications, research, and new products. Mr. Aguero initiated several marketing, public relations, and sales support programs to create a valuable corporate brand and enhance the combined company’s reputation in the marketplace. He had more than 30 years experience in management positions with mid-sized manufacturing companies and the United States government.
ProMach is a family of best-in-class packaging and processing solution brands serving manufacturers of all sizes and geographies in the food, beverage, pharmaceutical, personal care, and household and industrial goods industries. ProMach brands operate across the entire production line: filling, bottling and capping, decorative labeling, flexibles and trays, pharma, handling and sterilizing, labeling and coding, and robotics and end of line. ProMach also provides systems and integration including turnkey solutions, design/build, engineering services, and productivity software to optimize production line design and deliver maximum uptime.
ProMach designs, manufactures, integrates, and supports the most sophisticated and advanced packaging and processing solutions in the global marketplace. Its diverse customer base, from Fortune 500 companies to smaller, privately-held businesses worldwide, depends on reliable, flexible, technologically advanced equipment and integrated solutions. ProMach is headquartered near Cincinnati, Ohio, with manufacturing facilities and offices throughout North America, Europe, South America, and Asia. For more information about ProMach, visit www.ProMachBuilt.com and for more information on ProMach Careers, visit www.ProMachCareers.com.