Pearl Technologies Promotes Nik Green to Vice President of Operations, Hires Chris Benford as New Sales Director

Nik Green
Vice President of Operations

Chris Benford
Sales Director

Savannah, NY (July 21, 2023) . . . Pearl Technologies, a division of EDGE Industrial Technologies, has announced it has promoted Nik Green to Vice President of Operations, and hired Chris Benford at its new Sales Director.

Nik Green, Pearl’s new Vice President of Operations, joined the company in 2011 as Manufacturing Supervisor, and progressed into several other positions, most recently Director of Materials and Planning.  Before joining Pearl, he worked as a Design Engineer at ACE Precision Tool and Design.

“We have total confidence in Nik’s ability to ensure Pearl achieves our goal of building the best product on-time, every time,” said Jane Coyne President of Pearl Technologies. “His experience in production, materials and engineering will keep Pearl at the forefront of hole making technologies in the flexible packaging world and web guiding in the blown film industry.”

Chris Benford has joined Pearl as the company’s new Sales Director.  Chris has extensive experience in the flexible packaging industry, having sold materials and machinery used in flexible packaging for over 23 years.  His experience includes both working for film producers as well as leading packaging machinery OEM’s.

“We welcome Chris to Pearl and are confident that our customers will benefit from his industry experience, as we guide our company through the industry challenges presented by the push toward greater sustainability in plastics,” said Jane Coyne.

About Pearl Technologies

Pearl Technologies is the world’s leading manufacturer of punches for the converting market.  Pearl also designs and builds standard and custom high-speed machine attachments for punching holes, perforating, and slitting for the converting industry. The company also offers blown film extrusion process enhancements that improve film quality at higher outputs and reduce maintenanceIn 1985, Pearl began as a small company in Savannah, NY. Now, Pearl is recognized as a leader in the plastics industry with more than two-dozen patents and a lineup of over 3,000 solution-driven products.

About EDGE Industrial Technologies

EDGE Industrial Technologies is comprised of three industry leading brands – TGW International, Pearl Technologies Inc., and Leverwood Knife Works. EDGE companies are leading producers of industrial machine knives and blades, industrial punches, and related equipment, for a wide variety of markets including packaging, processing, converting and print, as well as for general industrial applications. EDGE Industrial Technologies is a global leader in the manufacture of these products, with plants in Europe, North America, and Asia.

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