ProMach names new Vice President and General Manager of Axon LLC

Jul 28, 2009

Loveland, OH - ProMach, a leading provider of packaging line solutions and equipment, announces, effective August 3, 2009, the appointment of Brad Wegner as Vice President and General Manager of its Axon LLC, division, a manufacturer of fully automated, heat-shrink labeling, tamper evident banding, and stretch sleeving equipment located in Raleigh, North Carolina.

Mr. Wegner, while serving as Director of Business Development, from 2005 to July, 2009, was instrumental in driving the process for the eight acquisitions ProMach has made since 2005. These acquisitions include the Robocaser product of robotic case packing solutions; the Mahaffy & Harder Company, a leading provider of horizontal thermoform, fill, seal and tray sealing packaging equipment; Allpax Products, a manufacturer of retort solutions; Currie Machinery Company, a conventional palletizing equipment manufacturer; the Glennon Group, a labeling, marking and packaging solutions provider for the Midwestern U.S.; Markor Marking and Labeling Systems, an identification products and services company serving the Western U.S.; Labeling Systems, Inc., a designer and manufacturer of turnkey pressure sensitive labeling equipment; and IPAK Machinery Ltd., a manufacturer of corrugated tray forming solutions.

Prior to joining ProMach in 2005, Mr. Wegner was involved in international merchant banking project finance and project development principally in the emerging markets of Central and Eastern Europe. Mr. Wegner was awarded the MBA degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Virginia.

"Brad comes to Axon with a deep understanding of the many factors which drive profitable growth and satisfied customers based upon the extensive experience and the knowledge he gained during the acquisition of these leading solutions for ProMach," said Bud Lane, President of ProMach's Primary Packaging Business unit, of which Axon is one of 5 divisions. "With Brad's leadership, Axon will continue its growth in providing high quality, high performance packaging solutions with superior service, key factors in differentiating Axon and further developing its customers and market base."

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About ProMach

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 and for more information on ProMach Careers, visit