Stan Blakney has joined Paper Converting Machine Company (PCMC) as president of its US operations.
Blakney brings to the role more than 20 years of senior leadership experience in manufacturing, which includes domestic and international operations expertise, as well as a proven track record of successfully transforming business performance in challenging capital equipment manufacturing environments.
He most recently served as chief operating officer at Goss International.
In his new role, Blakney will be responsible for all aspects of PCMC’s US business, including new equipment sales, aftermarket sales, customer service, field service, engineering and manufacturing.
Tim Sullivan, Barry-Wehmiller group president, paper and converting, said: ‘Blakney is a Wisconsin native and a great fit with our people-centric culture at Barry-Wehmiller and PCMC. I’m excited to have him join our team, especially during this milestone 100th anniversary year for PCMC.’
Blakney will transition leadership responsibilities from Steve Kemp, who will retire at the end of February after 38 years of service to PCMC.
‘I’m incredibly grateful for Kemp’s leadership, integrity and coach-like approach, which has allowed PCMC to reestablish itself as a premier North American manufacturer since joining the Barry-Wehmiller family. Under Blakney’s capable direction moving forward, I’m confident PCMC will continue to flourish,’ said Sullivan.
PCMC, part of Barry-Wehmiller, is a global supplier of manufacturing equipment for the tissue converting, tissue packaging, flexographic printing and nonwovens industries.