STAMFORD, Conn. (April 14, 2014) — Amaray, the plastic injection-molding division of ASG, a leading global specialty packaging manufacturer, today named Jim Sykes its President and Chief Executive Officer.
A recognized leader in the plastics molding industry, Sykes brings more than 25 years of experience to Amaray. He spent the last 22 years at Nypro Inc., where he served as Group President - Consumer & Electronics Global Business Unit. At Nypro, he helped transform the company from primarily a healthcare-focused, plastic molding company to a global leader in plastic-based manufacturing, while increasing revenue more than tenfold. Sykes played an instrumental role in building the Consumer & Electronics division into Nypro’s largest business segment. He holds a B.S. in Business Administration from Indiana University of Pennsylvania and an MBA from Nichols College.
“We are thrilled Jim has joined us as President and CEO of ASG Amaray,” Mike Jackson, Chairman of ASG’s Board of Directors, stated. “He brings tremendous knowledge of the global plastics market and an intense focus on developing value-added solutions to customers’ needs. His passion and understanding of the industry will help Amaray significantly expand its products and market scope.”
Moving forward, Sykes will help broaden Amaray’s global footprint by expanding into new product categories and markets. At the same time, he will sustain and increase the company’s media packaging segment and pursue opportunities in the consumer arena, servicing market segments Amaray has strategically identified as growth areas.
“I am honored to join an organization with such a clear and successful focus on employees, customers, and innovation,” Sykes stated. “I look forward to working with the Amaray team to drive strategic growth and leverage the company’s core, multinational capabilities for the highly efficient, automated manufacture of plastic components and sub-assemblies.”
A subsidiary of ASG, Amaray is a plastic injection-molding company that creates durable plastic products and packaging for the home entertainment, food, and personal care markets. The company has provided product and packaging solutions for more than 100 years. Its services include plastic injection molding, project management, concept development, tooling and engineering, and assembly and decoration at state-of-the-art molding facilities in North America, Germany, and the United Kingdom. Visit www.asg-amaray.com to learn more.
ASG, a portfolio company of Atlas Holdings LLC, is a leading specialty-packaging company that delivers innovative packaging solutions for the world’s premier consumer brands. Its key packaging segments include health and beauty, pharmaceutical, home entertainment, consumer electronics, confectionery and specialty foods, spirits, and sporting goods. The company operates 18 manufacturing facilities — the capabilities for which include lithographic, flexographic, digital, and specialty-gravure printing and injection-molded plastics — in North America, Europe, Asia, and Latin America. It also boasts seven Spark! creative services centers in the U.S., U.K., France, China, and Australia. ASG is comprised of two separate legal entities — AGI-Shorewood U.S. and AGI-Shorewood International — and collectively employs nearly 3,000 people worldwide. Please visit www.asg-worldwide.com for more details.
About Atlas Holdings LLC
Atlas Holdings LLC is an industrial holding company headquartered in Greenwich, Connecticut. The company employs approximately 10,000 people at more than 90 facilities worldwide. Atlas operates in a number of industrial sectors, including building materials, energy, capital equipment, steel mill services, wood products, pulp and paper, and packaging. Atlas’ portfolio companies combined generate in excess of $3 billion dollars in revenues annually. Over the last 25 years, the principals of Atlas, in partnership with capable management teams, have built more than 40 companies in a variety of industries. Learn more at www.atlasholdingsllc.com.