Ottawa, ON – The Ottawa-based national advocacy organization for food and beverage manufacturers across the country has appointed Kathleen Sullivan as chief executive officer. This announcement closely follows the recent launch of Food & Beverage Canada (FBC-ABC), which represents over 1,500 businesses and 7 regional food and beverage manufacturing associations from coast to coast.
“Kathleen brings extraordinary leadership skills and an impressive resume of agriculture and food industry expertise to Food & Beverage Canada,” said Michael Burrows co-chair of FBC-ABC and chief executive officer of Maple Lodge Farms. “Under Kathleen’s leadership, Food & Beverage Canada will advance business-led solutions that improve competitiveness, encourage innovation and deliver value to the food and beverage industry in Canada.”
“I look forward to working with our members and government to achieve the full economic potential of this vital sector,” said Kathleen Sullivan, chief executive officer of Food & Beverage Canada. “To ensure our industry’s competitiveness and to reach the federal government’s goal of $75 billion in agriculture and food exports by 2025, there is a lot of hard policy and planning work ahead. This is a challenge I am excited to embrace.”

Prior to joining Food & Beverage Canada, Kathleen Sullivan was President of Sullivan Public Affairs, a boutique public affairs firm specializing in agri-food trade policy and in helping companies navigate Canada’s domestic food laws and food import regulations. Kathleen has also held a number of leadership roles in not-for-profit organizations including Executive Director of the Canadian Agri-food Trade Alliance, President of the Canadian Agri-Food Policy Institute and General Manager of the Animal Nutrition Association of Canada.


June 8, 2018

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QUINCY, MA, JUNE 7, 2018…Flexible Pack ( today announced its recent launch, offering flexible packaging in a wide variety of options to industries both national and international.

Flexible Pack, headquartered in Quincy, Massachusetts, helps clients bring new or updated products to market via consumer-friendly packaging by transforming continuous rolls of plastics and papers into a final product, including shrink sleeves, pouches and labels.

Flexible Pack shrink sleeves work with all types of container materials, such as cans, plastic and glass.  The Flexible Pack process can accommodate unique-shaped containers and allows for 360-degree graphics, offering more "real estate" to boost brand and enhance shelf appeal.

Flexible Pack’s “lead the pack” technology produces roll-fed, plastic and wine labels and all sizes of flexible pouches, spouts and stand-up bottom gusset pouches, including 3-sided seal pouches, corner-spouted pouches, clear windows and zip-tops.  Pouch features include rounded and mitered corners, tear notches, venting, mechanical perforating, wicketing and laser scoring or perforating.

Flexible Pack serves the food, beverage, cannabis, pharmaceutical/medical, pet food, home and garden, chemical and personal care industries, among others.

The company’s engineering and design teams are backed by decades of printing experience and are skilled at creating packaging options to enhance brand through use of the HP Indigo digital press.  The state-of-the-art digital printing technology is specifically designed to print flexible packaging, plastic labels and shrink sleeve applications.  The technology offers gravure-matching quality and enhanced color capabilities to deliver unlimited shades of vibrant color.

“Flexible Pack offers a much-needed niche for brand owners,” said Sales Director Meagan Bennett, noting that the company’s primary job is to ensure clients’ products stand out from the competition.  “We take pride in the many applications and benefits of our extensive product line and particularly in our sustainability practices.  Being ‘green’ is another way we ‘lead the pack’ in flexible packaging.”

Flexible Pack is an independent company and a branch of NFI Corp. (, the global leader in high-performing digital and flexographic printing.


Erie, PA—U.S. Ambassador to Chile Carol Z. Perez presented Eriez® with the Export Leadership Award during Expomin 2018 in Santiago, Chile. This prestigious award recognizes Eriez’ exemplary leadership in exporting U.S.-made products and services to Chile.

“Eriez has exported products to Chile since the 1950s,” says Eriez Export Sales Director Andrew Goldner. He adds, “While the majority of the products we export to Chile are used mainly in the mining industry, we also supply Chilean companies with equipment utilized in food processing, pulp and paper, plastics, cement, pharmaceuticals and pet food applications.”

Headquartered in Erie, Pennsylvania, Eriez has 12 manufacturing facilities strategically located throughout North and South America, Asia, Europe, Africa and Australia. Eriez President and CEO Tim Shuttleworth says, “When exporting products abroad, our global team works together to ensure compliance with laws and regulations while maintaining the absolute highest standards for product quality.” He adds, “We are proud and honored to receive the Export Leadership Award and look forward to continuing to deliver superior products to our customers in Chile and around the world.”

Eriez is recognized as world authority in separation technologies. The company’s magnetic lift and separation, metal detection, fluid filtration, flotation, materials feeding, screening, conveying and controlling equipment have application in the process, metalworking, packaging, plastics, rubber, recycling, food, mining, aggregate and textile industries. Eriez manufactures and markets these products through 12 international facilities located on six continents. For more information, call (814) 835-6000. For online users, visit or send email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Eriez World Headquarters is located at 2200 Asbury Road, Erie, PA 16506

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