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Stan Blakney joins PCMC as President of US operations

by Nicole Onesti | Jan 28, 2019
He brings 20-plus years of domestic and international manufacturing operations experience to the role

GREEN BAY, Wis. — Jan. 28, 2019 — Tim Sullivan, Barry-Wehmiller Group President, Paper and Converting, is pleased to announce that Stan Blakney has accepted the position of President of Paper Converting Machine Company (PCMC) in the US. PCMC, part of Barry-Wehmiller, is a leading global supplier of manufacturing equipment for the tissue converting, tissue packaging, flexographic printing and nonwovens industries.


“Stan is a Wisconsin native and a great fit with our people-centric culture at Barry-Wehmiller and PCMC,” said Sullivan. “I’m excited to have him join our team, especially during this milestone 100th anniversary year for PCMC.”


Blakney brings to the role 20-plus 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, a leading worldwide producer of web offset presses and finishing systems.


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. PCMC employs more than 700 team members within the US.


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 Steve’s leadership, integrity and coach-like approach, which has allowed PCMC to re-establish itself as a premier North American manufacturer since joining the Barry-Wehmiller family,” said Sullivan. “Under Stan’s capable direction moving forward, I’m confident PCMC will continue to flourish.”