Prolamina Announces New Executive Hires



LAKE FOREST, Ill., Sept. 24, 2011 /CNW/ -- Prolamina Corporation ("Prolamina" or the "Company") announced today Matthew Conlin and Paul Schabow, two industry executives have joined the Company.


    Matt Conlin - Vice President of Sales

Matt Conlin brings to Prolamina extensive experience in the flexible packaging industry and specific expertise focused on leading commercial efforts in flexible stand up pouches and high performance rollstock laminations. Matt joins Prolamina from Ampac Packaging where he was National Accounts Manager and a key developer of sales and marketing initiatives in the Flexibles Business. Previously, Matt founded and led Saborosa Foods, a producer of shelf stable natural beef products for the food service industry processed in retort pouches and marketed under the Saborosa brand. Additionally, Matt has been a sales leader at Fres-co System USA, Inc., Kapak Corporation, and Kraft Foods Inc.

"We're excited to have Matt leading our sales efforts," said Harold Bevis, Founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Prolamina. "Matt has a market presence and deep knowledge of the pouch and rollstock products that we are experts at producing today. In addition, Matt possesses a formal knowledge of food, food processing, and a passion for flexible packaging and pouches to lead and elevate our pouch agenda as we grow."


    Paul Schabow - Vice President of Procurement

Paul Schabow joins Prolamina with over 16 years of procurement leadership experience with strong global sourcing expertise and vast petrochemical industry knowledge in the Flexible Packaging and Plastics industry. Paul recently worked at Hospira Inc. as the Global Sourcing Manager for Resins/Plastics before joining Prolamina. At Hospira, he managed all global film, tubing and resin purchases for its packaging and internal manufacturing requirements. Prior to Hospira, Paul was a Manager in Supply Chain for Alcan Packaging where he led strategic sourcing initiatives for all the resin and specialty film purchases for Alcan's 16 North American facilities. He brings additional sourcing experience in adhesives, foil, inks, pre-press graphics, print materials, and solvents.

Mr. Bevis concluded, "We are also pleased to add Paul to the Prolamina team where his extensive industry experience will help lead the Company's strategic purchasing initiatives to competitively position Prolamina for continued growth and profitability in its competing marketplaces."


    About Prolamina Corporation

Prolamina Corporation was founded in 2010 by packaging industry veteran Harold Bevis and Wellspring Capital Management. The Company operates out of Lake Forest, IL and is a leading North American packaging company focused on providing value-added packaging and services to the food, medical and consumer markets. While a new company, Prolamina is committed to acquiring veteran, accomplished teams and combining their legacy knowledge with new low-cost, high-capability equipment and products. For additional information, please visit

    Contact:     Micheline Tang or Mark Semer
                 Kekst and Company
                 (212) 521-4800


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