SOURCE: Millwood, Inc.

December 13, 2007 11:00 ET

Millwood, Inc. Announces New Management and Sales Appointments

Douglas Gaier, David Sabo and Brian Shapona Advance With Industry Leader

GIRARD, OH--(Marketwire - December 13, 2007) - Millwood, Inc., a Girard, Ohio-based industry leader and innovator of unit load and packaging materials and services, is proud to announce the appointments of Douglas Gaier, National Account Manager, and David Sabo, Regional Sales Manager. In addition, Brian Shapona has been appointed Packaging Sales Engineer for Liberty Technologies, a Millwood company.

Gaier, National Account Manager, is a graduate of Youngstown State University, with a Bachelor's Degree in business marketing, management and advertising. A Millwood employee since 1987, he started his career in purchasing and later served as the company's Regional and Technical Service Manager. In addition, Gaier has extensive purchasing and sales experience in several industrial packaging and automation companies. A lifelong resident of the Mahoning Valley, Gaier and his wife, Donna, have two children, both of whom are currently attending college. He is an active church member and Sunday school teacher.

Sabo, also a graduate of Youngstown State University, will serve as Regional Account Manager of the Allegheny Territory. Prior to 2005, Sabo had 27 years of experience with Liberty. His return to Millwood will enable the company to continue its growth with familiar customers and develop new users of its products and services. Sabo and his wife, Leah, reside in Austintown, Ohio, where he enjoys cheering on local sports teams, especially the Youngstown and Ohio State University football teams.

Shapona has been appointed to Sales Engineer at Liberty Technologies, a Millwood company. He holds a Bachelor's Degree in electrical engineering technology from Youngstown State University, and possesses a wide range of packaging equipment application experience. In addition to his past experience with a provider of industrial RF remote control solutions, he has excellent application experience in the packaging industry -- including the repair, installation and modification of stretch wrapping and banding equipment. Shapona lives in Boardman, Ohio, where he enjoys automotive and motorcycle repair.

"These three gentlemen not only bring significant prior work experience and records of achievement, they add even greater depth to the existing sales, marketing, application and service teams in place at Millwood today," says Ron Ringness, Executive V.P. of Sales, Marketing & Technology. "We know that Doug, Dave and Brian will continue to broaden the use of Millwood-branded services among users of packaging machinery, consumables and other application solutions provided by Millwood."

Millwood Incorporated is a worldwide industry leader and innovator of unit load and packaging systems, materials and services as well as a leading supplier of new, used and reconditioned pallets. Both small-to-midsize businesses and Fortune 500 companies have relied on Millwood's pallet management expertise, material handling solutions and logistics services to provide strategic sourcing initiatives for over 40 years.

Contact Information

  • For more information, contact:
    Mr. Ron Ringness
    Executive V.P. of Sales, Marketing & Technology
    Millwood, Inc.

    Media contact:
    Katie Flemming
    Marketing Programs Coordinator
    Hilty Moore & Associates, LLC