BW Packaging’s Synerlink, an industry-leading manufacturer of filling equipment for rigid packaging in the dairy and food markets, has appointed Jean-Félix Lesueur as the company’s president and CEO. In his role, Jean-Félix will ensure Synerlink continues its tradition of caring for customers and providing high-performance, innovative packaging solutions that meet unique market needs, while also improving the efficiency and sustainability of Synerlink’s operations.
“We’re excited to tap into Jean-Félix’s deep knowledge of the packaging industry, product management and the commercialization of people-centric packaging innovations,” said Carol O’Neill, Group president of BW Packaging, Barry-Wehmiller’s global team of packaging professionals. “He also is familiar with Barry-Wehmiller’s values and BW Packaging’s vision of ‘People Who Care, Solutions That Perform.’ We are very fortunate to have someone with those attributes as Synerlink’s new president and CEO.”
Jean-Félix brings more than 30 years of packaging industry experience to Synerlink, most recently serving as the CEO of CEDAP, a manufacturer of polystyrene and polyethylene terephthalate reels for form-fill-seal (FFS) machines. His recent appointment marks his second stint with the BW Packaging company, having served as general manager of Synerlink’s Puiseux-Pontoise location—the Arcil legacy facility—from 2017 to 2018. Jean-Félix has been instrumental in several Synerlink projects, including FFS modularization efforts and the sale of Synerlink’s first Dairy Pack machines in India.
“I am honored to accept the responsibility of becoming Synerlink’s new president and CEO, and look forward to once again taking part in the vibrant culture of the broader Barry-Wehmiller organization,” said Jean-Félix. “My predecessor, François Truffier, and the Synerlink team as a whole have made great progress in building customer trust. Now, we will fine-tune our strategy and engage every team member and stakeholder to ensure that we continue to improve the ways in which we care for our customers. I am pleased that François remains on the team driving key strategic initiatives.”
Jean-Félix and other members of the Synerlink team are attending Interpack in Düsseldorf, Germany. The BW Packaging stand (6/C79) is exhibiting a broad range of people-centric packaging innovations, including Synerlink’s versatile ARCIL 5 cup thermoforming machine, which was designed to meet several needs specified by dairy and food customers.
Synerlink creates world-class solutions for cup-filling, bottle-filling, rotary electronic-filling and FFS rigid packaging by bringing together some of the industry’s most trusted brands, including Arcil, Dairy Pack and Hema. The company is part of BW Packaging, along with Accraply, BW Flexible Systems, BW Integrated Systems and Pneumatic Scale Angelus.
Synerlink, a Barry-Wehmiller Packaging company, is a trusted supplier of fillers for dairy products, and other food and beverages, as well as a leader in the design and manufacture of state-of-the-art integrated packaging lines for ultra-clean, extended shelf-life and aseptic products.
With a global approach to packaging design, project management and complete line testing before shipment, Synerlink ensures maximum performance warranty for our customers. The company’s complete packaging lines offer a broad range of solutions, including form-fill-seal lines and fill-seal machines (preformed cups), filling and dosing modules, and end-of-line robotic solutions, such as collating and overwrapping, picking, crating and palletizing.
Barry-Wehmiller is a diversified global supplier of highly engineered capital equipment and consulting services for a wide variety of industries. By blending people-centric leadership with disciplined operational strategies and purpose-driven growth, Barry-Wehmiller has become a $3.5 billion organization with more than 12,000 team members united by a common belief: to use the power of business to build a better world.