SOMIC Packaging, Inc. has hired Ken Williams as the new service and after sales manager, responsible for all machine installations and managing the service team, which is being expanded.
He reports to CEO Peter Fox.
Based in Eagan, Williams most recently was the packaging service manager at Engage Technologies Corporation. The Minneapolis area packaging and industrial equipment supplier is the parent company of several businesses including Eastey, a case sealing and shrink packaging equipment manufacturer. He managed all service installations and the service parts department, in addition to providing technical training to distributors and end users.
Williams, who also served in operations positions at Coca-Cola and Rockwell Collins, said he joined SOMIC based on the progress and upward direction the company has made in the marketplace.
"There is a lot of work to do and challenges ahead, but I have an entrepreneurial spirit and that’s what attracted me to this position,” he said. “I met with Peter Fox and while talking with him, I got the same feeling I had when I was at Rockwell. I saw the growth SOMIC experienced in a relatively short period of time, and the potential opportunities that are down the road.”
One of his first priorities is revamping the department by expanding the number of service technicians.
A native Minnesotan, Williams enjoys a wide range of outdoor activities including camping, canoeing and skiing.
About SOMIC Packaging, Inc.
With over 40 years of experience, Minnesota-based SOMIC Packaging, Inc. offers design support for cartons, retail-ready and wraparound cases. Many international packaging brands use SOMIC’s advanced mechatronic systems to collate, group and pack open trays, wraparound cases, trays with covers or lid inserts and paperboard cartons. The parts and service department is responsible for equipment installation, training and more.