Tim Sullivan, Barry‐Wehmiller Group President and ex‐interim President of BW Papersystems is pleased to announce the appointment of Neal McConnellogue as President of BW Papersystems. BW Papersystems is a leading global supplier of sheeting and sheet packaging machinery for the paper converting, manufacturing and packaging industries and the largest division of Barry‐Wehmiller. Companies within the BW Papersystems group include MarquipWardUnited, Will‐Pemco, Curioni and Kugler‐Womako.
“Neal is an extremely talented and experienced executive who has produced strong results in every position he’s held during his nineteen year career with the Barry‐Wehmiller organization,” said Sullivan. “With his strategic vision, operating skills and leadership experience, BW Papersystems will continue to evolve into a global leader known for its exceptional people, outstanding products and service, and ability to offer enduring value in the marketplace.”
In his new role, McConnellogue will be responsible for all aspects of the business, including new equipment sales, aftermarket sales, customer service, field service, engineering and manufacturing at BW Papersystems’ operations worldwide. BW Papersystems employs nearly 1,400 team members and generated in excess of $370 million in revenue in FY 2014.
“I am excited and honored to lead the BW Papersystems team in furthering the company’s growth and success through new levels of innovation, customer experience and value in the marketplace,” McConnellogue commented.
McConnellogue joined Barry‐Wehmiller in 1996 after serving in leadership roles for Conal, his family’s business. Throughout his tenure with the Barry‐Wehmiller organization, he has served in numerous capacities. He began as the Director of Aftermarket for its then Jetstream division. From there he was promoted to Director of Sales for Jetstream before moving to its newly‐acquired Fleetwood division and serving as VP of Sales. There he contributed significantly to the acquisitions of Goldco, Wyard and Ambec and integration of Barry‐Wehmiller’s historic brewery equipment business. When these companies were merged into FleetwoodGoldcoWyard (recently renamed BW Container Systems), McConnellogue served in a Global Sales capacity. He became Executive VP in 2011 and was named BW Container Systems President in 2013.
“BW Papersystems has experienced significant growth over the past several years as it has expanded its range of products, technologies and markets worldwide,” said Bob Chapman, Chairman and CEO of Barry‐Wehmiller. “With Neal’s skillful leadership, BW Papersystems will continue to grow as an important platform in the strong balance of industries served by Barry‐Wehmiller.