Mike May Named Executive VP at HayssenSandiacre

  • July 01, 2010
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July 1, 2010 — HayssenSandiacre promoted Mike May to the newly created position of Executive Vice President. The news marks the first phase of a carefully planned leadership transition that will culminate with May’s appointment as company president upon Daniel L. Jones' retirement in 2011. In his expanded role, May will assume progressing stages of responsibility for each aspect of the business as HayssenSandiacre continues to grow its position as a global leader in horizontal and vertical form fill and seal equipment and support services for the packaging industry. “Founded in 1910 and now celebrating its 100th year, HayssenSandiacre has become one of the largest and most well-balanced providers of flexible packaging technology in the market,” Jones stated. “As we prepare for a new chapter in our history, our customers and stakeholders can be assured of the company’s continued strength under Mike’s experienced direction, which will allow HayssenSandiacre to perpetuate a tradition of entrepreneurial leadership and disciplined growth that has flourished within Barry-Wehmiller.” With more than two decades of manufacturing industry experience across a balance of disciplines, May has continued to demonstrate exceptional leadership ability, sound business judgment and strong interpersonal skills, which has earned him the respect of both his colleagues and customers. A retired officer of the U.S. Army, May spent several years as Operations Manager for a manufacturing firm prior to joining HayssenSandiacre as Credit Manager in 1996. He has served in a variety of advancing leadership positions in finance, sales and marketing, and was named Vice President of Sales and Marketing in 2006. “I’ve had the opportunity to work with Dan and his team for 13 years as they developed a value-creating vision to enhance our leadership position in flexible packaging equipment,” said Barry-Wehmiller Chairman and CEO Bob Chapman. “With Mike in a key role of sales and marketing leadership, the team exhibited the discipline to execute the core elements of organic growth in domestic and international markets in combination with acquisitions that enhanced the breadth of technologies and industries served. It is with similar discipline and vision that Dan has chosen to facilitate a natural leadership transition over the next year, and we share in the team’s confidence and support of Mike as he steps into this key position within our organization.” Commenting on the announcement, May said, “It is an honor to be presented with this responsibility. I have immense pride in the HayssenSandiacre and Barry-Wehmiller team members with whom I have served these past 14 years, and I embrace the opportunity to continue working with them and with our customers to strengthen and sustain our leadership position in the packaging industry.” Learn More

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