Multivac Inc. announced new roles and responsibilities for three of its managers. All three will report to Bob Koch, director of sales for Multivac’s food division:
* Mark Wilhelm -- Sales Manager, Eastern Division
* Gregg Poffenbarger – Sales Manager, Western Division
* Bill Williams – Product Manager, Compact Packaging Systems and Tray Sealers

Wilhelm steps into his new position after serving as Multivac’s tray sealer product manager for the past nine years. He will now manage all regional sales managers in Multivac’s food division in the eastern half of the United States.

Poffenbarger, formerly a regional sales manager in Multivac’s southwest territory, takes on management responsibility for all Multivac food division regional sales managers in the western half of the United States, including Alaska and Hawaii.

Williams has served as Multivac’s product manager for compact packaging systems for the past eight years. His product portfolio will now include Multivac’s complete line of automatic and semi-automatic tray sealers.

“As Multivac continues to grow, we want to guarantee our customers a consistently high level of personalized, expert consultation,” says Koch. “These three gentlemen have a profound understanding not just of packaging technology, but also the way our clients use it to safeguard their products and grow their businesses. We are delighted to make this announcement, and confident these professionals will manage their respective organizations with our customers’ success in mind.”

Multivac also announced that announces that Vince Knoch and Tom Rapuzzi have joined the company as regional sales managers within its food division.

Based out of Nashville, Knoch will serve Multivac customers in Tennessee, Kentucky, Arkansas, Louisiana and Mississippi. He joins Multivac from TLC Medical, Inc., where he was responsible for a broad range of equipment sales.

Rapuzzi, formerly of Bell-Mark, Inc., will continue to reside in New Jersey as he serves Multivac clients in Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Virginia, Maryland, Delaware and Washington, DC. Both will report to Wilhelm.

“Both Tom and Vince come to Multivac well prepared from their experiences in capital equipment sales and customer service,” says Wilhelm. “Each has a keen understanding of the challenges our customers face in a competitive industry, and I’m confident they will do an exceptional job in consulting and delivering the best tools for better packaging. We are delighted to have these two professionals join us as our newest regional sales managers.”