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Syracuse, New York. July 13, 2022.  Pacteon Group, a global leader in end-of-line packaging automation solutions, is excited to announce today its appointment of Michael Odom as Chief Executive Officer. Mike will lead corporate strategy and overall operations of the Company (including Schneider Packaging Equipment Company, Inc., Phoenix Wrappers Corporation, and ESS Technologies, Inc.) with a focus towards continued growth through strategic acquisitions. Mike brings extensive packaging equipment industry knowledge and expertise having spent 18 years in the industry. Prior to joining Pacteon, Mike served as President of Kliklok LLC, a Syntegon company, President and CEO of H.G. Weber, and General Manager at Thermo Fisher Scientific. Mike also has experience serving in various leadership roles within the industry, including currently as a member of the PMMI Board of Directors and previously serving on the Board of Directors of Garvey Corporation. Bob Brotzki, Pacteon’s former CEO, will continue as a Board member.

“Mike is well recognized and respected within the packaging equipment industry and will add a tremendous amount of experience to Pacteon. We are pleased to have him leading the team,” said Bob Brotzki.

“We are excited that Mike has joined as CEO to lead the next phase of growth for Pacteon. We thank Bob Brotzki for his continued contribution to Pacteon,” said Monty Yort, Managing Partner of GenNx360 Capital Partners, a Pacteon investor.

“I’m excited to join the Pacteon team as we create the partner of choice for end-of-line packaging solutions.  Pacteon and its great legacy technologies Schneider, Phoenix, and ESS are well-positioned for continued growth,” said Mike Odom. 

About Pacteon Group

Pacteon provides a one source touch for best-in-class automation equipment focused around packaging line solutions, providing the highest level customer experience. Through a broad range of robotic and non-robotic equipment, ability to integrate solutions seamlessly across portfolio companies, and full sales and service coverage, Pacteon is uniquely positioned to design flexible and custom solutions for your automation needs. Pacteon branded equipment includes Schneider Packaging, Phoenix Wrappers, and ESS Technologies. For more information, please visit www.pacteon.com; www.schneiderequip.com; www.phoenixwrappers.com; www.esstechnologies.com.


About GenNx360 Capital Partners

GenNx360 Capital Partners is a private equity firm focused on investing in middle market business services and industrial companies. GenNx360 partners with companies having proven and sustainable business models in expanding industries, with the objective of implementing and supporting value-enhancing organic and inorganic initiatives to accelerate growth, deliver efficiencies and generate strong financial returns. Target industries include packaging, industrial machinery and components, logistics and supply chain solutions, industrial and environmental services, food and agricultural products and services, infrastructure equipment and services, specialty chemicals, and aerospace and defense. GenNx360 was founded in 2006 and is headquartered in New York City. For more information, please visit www.gennx360.com.


For media inquiries about this press release, please contact:

Mike Smith, Senior Vice President

Pacteon Group

Email: msmith@pacteon.com

Tel: 315.676.0566