Meyer Corp. U.S. has named Christopher Banning managing director of the company, as of June 1. Banning, said company officials, will be responsible for all sales, marketing, and operational departments for the U.S. and all Latin American countries. He will report to Stanley Cheng, the company’s chairman and chief executive officer.
Showa Denko K.K., a Japanese conglomerate and parent company of Chicago-based GMM Nonstick Coatings, has acquired all shares of the ILAG Group. ILAG is a specialty non-stick coating chemicals manufacturing company headquartered in Zurich, Switzerland.
Casafina will be bringing a clean, modern approach to bakeware to the market this year. The company is planning to debut its Forma bakeware line, as well as complementing serveware.
The Oneida Group has named Frank Biller as national sales manager for its Anchor Hocking food service business. The move comes as the company reintroduces and seeks to grow its glass-focused food service business following the divestiture of the Oneida food service lines earlier this year.
Chicago Metallic, a subsidiary of Lifetime Brands, is tapping into the consumer’s increased focus on versatile bakeware. The company is combining the increased use of bakeware for savory and healthy meal solutions as well as the consumer preference for durability and quality.