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Ash is new president of Orbis Corp.

Menasha Corp. has promoted William Ash to the position of president of Oconomowoc-based Orbis Corp., the company’s second-largest operating division.

Ash, 44, had been vice president of finance at Orbis since 2004.

"Bill is a talented leader with experience in all facets of ORBIS’ business, extensive industry knowledge and work in international operations," said Menasha Corp. president and chief executive officer James Kotek. "He has proven himself to be an accomplished and effective manager and was very instrumental in the successful integration of the two largest acquisitions in Menasha Corp.’s history – Linpac Group Limited’s material handling business in December 2006 and Norseman Plastic Holdings Ltd. in October 2008."

Orbis is a leading reusable plastic packaging product and service provider in North America. Orbis helps companies analyze their supply systems, design the right reusable packaging solutions and implement cost-effective programs that yield rapid cost savings and support sustainability objectives.

Kotek had been president of Orbis until he was named to the top position at Menasha Corp. in August.

"It’s an honor to be named president of Orbis Corp. and accept the challenges of leadership. Orbis is a tremendous company with a great future ahead and I look forward to extending its proud record of market leadership and sales and earnings growth," Ash said.


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