Paper Converting Machine Company (PCMC) and Hudson-Sharp will become a part of PCMC and Barry-Wehmiller’s converting equipment platform as of October 1, 2019.
Hudson-Sharp is a manufacturer of bag converting equipment and is currently part of BW Flexible Systems, the flexible packaging machinery division of BW Packaging Systems, Barry-Wehmiller’s packaging equipment platform.
“Over the last several years, PCMC has continually expanded our services in the flexographic printing industry, while developing new, exciting innovations”, said Stan Blakney, PCMC’s US President. “The dynamic combination of Hudson-Sharp bag converting and PCMC’s flexographic print capabilities will take our services and ability to meet customer needs to the next level.”
Rich Faber, who currently serves as Operations Leader for Hudson-Sharp’s Green Bay location and has successfully stewarded the brand for nearly 30 years, will become Operations Leader for all of PCMC. Craig Compton, currently PCMC’s Vice President of Lean Initiatives (L3), will become Vice President, Printing and Bag Converting, assuming commercial leadership of the Hudson-Sharp and PCMC print business.
Hudson-Sharp has been a part of the Barry-Wehmiller family since 2009 and has operations based in Green Bay and Brussels, Belgium. Hudson-Sharp’s Brussels location will now become the European center for the broader printing and bag converting line.