Neal McConnellogue Named President of FleetwoodGoldcoWyard

March 22, 2013 (PRLEAP.COM) Business News
March 21, 2013 - Phil Ostapowicz, CEO of FleetwoodGoldcoWyard, Inc., a Barry-Wehmiller Company, is pleased to announce the promotion of Neal McConnellogue to the position of President of FleetwoodGoldcoWyard. In his new role, McConnellogue assumes the complete P & L responsibility for FleetwoodGoldcoWyard and CBI while continuing to lead the sales and marketing departments domestically and internationally.

"I have worked with Neal for many years and his leadership abilities, knowledge and dedication have been instrumental to the success of FleetwoodGoldcoWyard," Ostapowicz said. "I have every confidence that Fleetwood will continue to enjoy disciplined financial growth and broad market leadership under Neal's capable direction."

Commenting on the announcement, McConnellogue said, "I am very pleased with the new position and responsibility, and I look forward to working more closely with the entire team to attain the goals we have set."

McConnellogue joined Barry-Wehmiller in 1996 after leaving his family business, Conal. He has spent time in virtually every aspect of the FleetwoodGoldcoWyard business, beginning in Customer Service in Denver, moving to the Chicago area when Jetstream and Fleetwood merged in 1999, and returning to Loveland, Colorado in 2006 with the acquisition of Goldco International, Inc.

McConnellogue spent part of his career with Jetstream Systems, which was acquired by Barry-Wehmiller Companies in 1991 and merged with Fleetwood Systems in 1999 to form Fleetwood, Inc., beginning a new chapter in McConnellogue's leadership career. As Vice President of Sales for Fleetwood, Neal spearheaded a growing sales force that was enhanced by the 2005 acquisitions of Wyard Industries, Goldco International, Inc. and AMBEC, followed by the 2008 integration of Barry-Wehmiller's historic brewery equipment business. Today, FleetwoodGoldcoWyard designs and manufactures its complete range of integrated packaging machinery solutions across five operations in Chicago; Denver; Lynchburg, Va.; Baltimore, Md.; and Doncaster, U.K.

"FleetwoodGoldcoWyard has experienced significant growth over the past several years to become a leading global provider of conveyance technology with revenues now exceeding $150 million annually," stated Robert H. Chapman, Chairman and CEO of Barry-Wehmiller Companies, Inc. "Through Neal's skillful leadership, FleetwoodGoldcoWyard will continue to grow as an integral part of packaging lines as well as an integral part of the strong platform of industries served by Barry-Wehmiller."

About FleetwoodGoldcoWyard, Inc.
FleetwoodGoldcoWyard, Inc. is a global packaging machinery firm serving the food, beer and beverage, bakery, personal care, pharmaceutical, and household products industries. Its complete range of integrated product solutions includes automated can end and product handling systems, advanced conveyance technology, robotic technology, palletizers, depalletizers, and process equipment. The combined experiences of the Fleetwood, Goldco, Wyard, AMBEC, CBI and Barry-Wehmiller teams has created a dynamic group committed to meeting market needs.

Barry-Wehmiller Companies, Inc. is a diversified global supplier of engineering consulting and manufacturing technology solutions in packaging, corrugating and paper converting across a broad spectrum of industries. Barry-Wehmiller's balanced approach to the market is made possible through nine interactive divisions: Accraply, Inc., a leading manufacturer of automatic labeling and label converting and finishing systems; Barry-Wehmiller Design Group, Inc., a premier supplier of manufacturing automation, facility design, and other engineering consulting services; Barry-Wehmiller International Resources (BWIR), a global provider of business and technology solutions to the mid-market manufacturing domain; FleetwoodGoldcoWyard, Inc., a leading producer and supplier of automated can end and product handling equipment, advanced conveyance technology, palletizers, depalletizers, and process equipment; HayssenSandiacre, a form/fill/seal technologies and services leader for more than 100 years; MarquipWardUnited, Inc., a leading manufacturer of equipment for the corrugated and folded carton industries; Paper Converting Machine Company (PCMC), providing high-performance converting machinery for the global tissue, nonwovens, package printing, and envelope manufacturing industries; PneumaticScaleAngelus, a global provider for filling, capping, can seaming, labeling, centrifugation, orienter and wet case detectors; and Thiele Technologies, Inc., a leading producer of placing, feeding, bagging, cartoning, case packing, robotic, premade bag and pouch, and palletizing equipment.

In fiscal year 2012, Barry-Wehmiller leveraged a strategic combination of organic and acquisition growth to achieve revenues surpassing $1.5 billion. Barry-Wehmiller now employs nearly 6,000 team members in over 65 locations worldwide.