Douglas Machine names new president and COO

Douglas Machine names new president and COO

Jon Ballou will continue to lead Douglas’ growth in secondary packaging machinery and services markets.

Douglas Machine Inc. has announced Jon Ballou as new president and COO. Ballou succeeded Rick Paulsen, whom retired after serving 10 years as president. Ballou’s career began at Douglas in 1999.

In his new position, Ballou will continue to lead Douglas’ growth in secondary packaging machinery and services markets. “Our focus has been and continues to be offering our customers more value by providing innovative products and services,” said Ballou.

Founded in 1964, Douglas Machine Inc. is recognized as a global leader in automated secondary packaging solutions for paperboard, corrugated, and shrink film. The company specializes in the design and manufacture of cartoners, sleevers, case/tray packers, and shrink -wrap systems. Based in Alexandria, Minn., Douglas is an employee-owned company that has installed more than 7,000 machines in 30 countries. For more information, visit douglas-machine.com. 

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