MACtac (Stow, Ohio) named Ed T. LaForge president of MACtac North and South America, effective November 10, 2014. LaForge most recently served as the company's Americas Vice President of Sales and Marketing, and has spent 23 years at the company leading a variety of functions. LaForge succeeds Jim Peruzzi, who decided to pursue other interests after MACtac's successful divestiture from Bemis to Platinum Equity.
LaForge brings 23 years of pressure-sensitive industry experience and more than 15 years of senior leadership to the role. He has successfully led the transformation of multiple functional areas within the company including supply chain, operations, marketing, and sales. As president, he will report to Guido Alvino, president of MACtac Global.
"We are very pleased that Ed, a seasoned industry veteran, will lead MACtac forward in both North and South America," says Alvino. "His strong leadership, industry expertise, and operational and financial experience will be instrumental in driving continued growth for MACtac."
MACtac is a manufacturer and distributor of pressure-sensitive labels with manufacturing locations in North America and Europe and sales offices and distribution centers in North America, Europe, and Asia. The company's products are used in a wide range of industries including label printing, graphic design, packaging, digital imaging, retail display, fleet graphics, assembly engineering, automotive assembly, and medical device assembly. In 2014, MACtac's parent company Bemis reached an agreement to sell the pressure-sensitive materials business to Platinum Equity, a California-based private equity firm.