mni Systems, based in Mayfield Heights, Ohio, has announced that Mike Murton will take over the role of president and chief operating officer upon the June 30 retirement of current President and COO Andy Macek. OMNI Systems is the largest privately-owned label converter in the United States.

Murton joined Omni Systems in 2019 as general manager and took on an expanded role of director of sales and operations in early 2022. Prior to that, he served in a variety of leadership roles across different functional areas including operations, supply chain and procurement at Swagelok, a...

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The North American label industry has historically been a very fragmented space, with a large number of converters operating on a local-to-regional level for decades. However, after an influx of M&A activity over the past few years, it’s clear that this dynamic is shifting.

‘The US industry is absolutely going through a consolidation. Some of which are significant, where most of the larger players are getting much larger,’ says Bob Cronin, L&L columnist and managing partner at The Open Approach, an M&A consultancy focused on the world of print.


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