Canadian Plastics

People (January 01, 2007)

Steven Hamilton , founder and president of auxiliary equipment supplier SDS Manufacturing Ltd. , in Mississauga, Ont., has died after a battle with cancer. He was 62.

January 1, 2007   Canadian Plastics

Steven Hamilton, founder and president of auxiliary equipment supplier SDS Manufacturing Ltd., in Mississauga, Ont., has died after a battle with cancer. He was 62.

Hamilton entered the industry in 1967 when he joined his father’s auxiliary equipment company, A.C. Hamilton & Co. Ltd. In 1992, he opened the business that eventually became SDS, as a supplier of complete bulk material handling, storage, drying, automated weighing, and volumetric blending equipment.

Hamilton is survived by his wife Barbara, and sons Christopher, Douglas — who continues to run SDS as a machinery sales business — Stuart and Robert. Hamilton’s brother Richard owns and operates Mississauga-based Hamilton-Avtec Inc.

The CPIA has announced several departures. Long-time CPIA divisional director Charmian Entine has retired following a farewell dinner in Toronto on Nov. 29. And Laurie Higgins, director of councils and issues with the CPIA, has left the organization effective Dec. 1; she has accepted a position as quality manager with Orillia, Ont.-based packaging provider Pliant Corporation.


Robert K. Simpson has been named president of the global plastics machinery division of Cincinnati, Ohio-based Milacron Inc. Simpson, 47, comes to Milacron as the former president of injection molder Siegel-Robert Automotive.

Injection molding machine manufacturer Battenfeld Gloucester Engineering Co. Inc., based in Gloucester, Mass., has named Pepyn Dinandt chairman and president, and John Kaplan as CEO. They replace outgoing president and CEO Brian Marvelley, and outgoing chairman Harold Wrede.

The Canadian Machine, Tool, Die and Mould Federation (CMTDMF) has appointed Cy McGrath, general manager of Windsor, Ont.-based Progressive Components Canada, as its chairman for a two-year term. The CMTDMF represents the member companies of the Canadian Association of Mouldmakers (CAMM), the Canadian Tooling and Machining Association (CTMA), the Mould Makers Council of the CPIA, and the Canadian Pattern-Modelmakers Association (CPMA).

Ted Bowles has been appointed president and CEO of PCL Packaging Corporation, a polyethylene film manufacturer based in Oakville, Ont. Bowles was previously the president and CEO of Flexia Corporation (formerly TwinPak coating and laminating division), in Brantford, Ont.

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