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Schneider succeeds Ganacoplos as president of BPA North and South America

June 2, 2014
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After 16 years of service with BPA, Mike Ganacoplos retired as president of BPA North and South America (bpa-flexolutions.com) on Monday, May 19, 2014. 
 
“Mike was a key contributor to the growth of the organization; his leadership, knowledge and passion will be missed by his BluePrint Automation family.  At the same time, we are happy for Mike to now enjoy a very well deserved retirement and more time with his family.” says Martin Prakken, CEO of BPA.
 
As Mike’s retirement was long planned, it allowed BPA to conduct a very thorough and careful search for the right individual to succeed him.  BPA happily announces Mr. Peter Schneider as the new President of BPA North and South America.
 
Peter holds a M.S. in Mechanical Engineering and comes with a strong background in the machinery building industry.  He has built a solid career in managing large projects and complex engineering disciplines; working his way up to general management with full P&L responsibility.
 
Schneider says, “BluePrint Automation and BluePrint Robotics are an excellent combination to support our approach to deliver products and service for flexible packaging systems. Mike Ganacoplos did an excellent job in growing size and competencies of both entities for the last 16 years. I am very excited to be part of the future success story. The main focus of both organizations for the next few years will be product innovation, standardization, and reduction of time to market. This will support our continuous journey to be the most recognized industry partner for flexible packaging systems.”
 
BPA is a worldwide leader in packaging automation. Our mission is to deliver solutions that offer true flexibility in real world production environments. We focus on combining the most reliable case forming and innovative case designs with the most versatile product handling and case packing! We are focused on three 
areas of expertise:
Vision-Guided Robotics: Sophisticated picking of individual packaged and non-packaged items for loading into your containers, wrappers or hffs machines.
Case and Tray Packing: Solutions for flexible and other tough-to-handle packages including end-load cartoning and wrap-around case packing capabilities for your Retail Ready Packaging.
Turnkey Packaging Systems: Complete packaging solutions taking control of your packaging line from the end of processing through palletizing.
After 16 years of service with BPA, Mike Ganacoplos retired as president of BPA North and South America (bpa-flexolutions.com) on Monday, May 19, 2014. 
 
“Mike was a key contributor to the growth of the organization; his leadership, knowledge and passion will be missed by his BluePrint Automation family.  At the same time, we are happy for Mike to now enjoy a very well deserved retirement and more time with his family.” says Martin Prakken, CEO of BPA.
 
As Mike’s retirement was long planned, it allowed BPA to conduct a very thorough and careful search for the right individual to succeed him.  BPA happily announces Mr. Peter Schneider as the new President of BPA North and South America.
 
Peter holds a M.S. in Mechanical Engineering and comes with a strong background in the machinery building industry.  He has built a solid career in managing large projects and complex engineering disciplines; working his way up to general management with full P&L responsibility.
 
Schneider says, “BluePrint Automation and BluePrint Robotics are an excellent combination to support our approach to deliver products and service for flexible packaging systems. Mike Ganacoplos did an excellent job in growing size and competencies of both entities for the last 16 years. I am very excited to be part of the future success story. The main focus of both organizations for the next few years will be product innovation, standardization, and reduction of time to market. This will support our continuous journey to be the most recognized industry partner for flexible packaging systems.”
 
BPA is a worldwide leader in packaging automation. Our mission is to deliver solutions that offer true flexibility in real world production environments. We focus on combining the most reliable case forming and innovative case designs with the most versatile product handling and case packing! We are focused on three 
areas of expertise:
Vision-Guided Robotics: Sophisticated picking of individual packaged and non-packaged items for loading into your containers, wrappers or hffs machines.
Case and Tray Packing: Solutions for flexible and other tough-to-handle packages including end-load cartoning and wrap-around case packing capabilities for your Retail Ready Packaging.
Turnkey Packaging Systems: Complete packaging solutions taking control of your packaging line from the end of processing through palletizing.

After 16 years of service with BPA, Mike Ganacoplos retired as president of BPA North and South America (bpa-flexolutions.com) on Monday, May 19, 2014.

“Mike was a key contributor to the growth of the organization; his leadership, knowledge and passion will be missed by his BluePrint Automation family.  At the same time, we are happy for Mike to now enjoy a very well deserved retirement and more time with his family.” says Martin Prakken, CEO of BPA.

As Mike’s retirement was long planned, it allowed BPA to conduct a very thorough and careful search for the right individual to succeed him.  BPA happily announces Mr. Peter Schneider as the new President of BPA North and South America.

Peter holds a M.S. in Mechanical Engineering and comes with a strong background in the machinery building industry.  He has built a solid career in managing large projects and complex engineering disciplines; working his way up to general management with full P&L responsibility.

Schneider says, “BluePrint Automation and BluePrint Robotics are an excellent combination to support our approach to deliver products and service for flexible packaging systems. Mike Ganacoplos did an excellent job in growing size and competencies of both entities for the last 16 years. I am very excited to be part of the future success story. The main focus of both organizations for the next few years will be product innovation, standardization, and reduction of time to market. This will support our continuous journey to be the most recognized industry partner for flexible packaging systems.”

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