Softbox, a global provider of temperature-control packaging for the life science and logistics industries, said the changes to the structure of its leadership team are designed to enhance the company’s growth in Europe and India as well as enable the smooth integration of the acquired business TP3 Global.
Valentine (pictured above left) will lead production, commercial, technical design, product innovation and quality assurance teams across both Softbox and TP3 Global in Europe. He joins the Softbox global executive team with more than 25 years of leadership experience in the science and production of advanced temperature-control packaging solutions and thermal covers for the pharmaceutical industry.
Chauhan (pictured above right) will lead the newly combined Softbox and TP3 Global sales teams in Europe. He joins the management team with significant industry experience and demonstrated excellence in commercial business development, Softbox said.
David Seaton, chairman and CEO of Fluor Corp., has been tapped to serve a two-year term as chair of the National Association of Manufacturers Board of Directors. Michael Lamach, chairman and CEO of Ingersoll Rand, will serve as vice chair.
In its announcement, NAM said the board “is primed as manufacturers’ voice to help secure additional reforms to spur job creation, increase economic competitiveness and build a 21st century manufacturing workforce.”
Chuck Wetherington, president of BTE Technologies Inc., will serve as chair of NAM’s Small and Medium Manufacturers Group. Vicki Holt, president and CEO of Protolabs Inc., will serve as vice chair.
NAM President and CEO Jay Timmons said, “Across America, manufacturers are investing, hiring and raising wages and benefits, empowered by the tools we’ve been given in recent years. To continue creating opportunities for America’s manufacturing workers, we’ll work with Congress and the administration to move the country forward on infrastructure, export expansion, immigration, workforce development and much more.”
Before joining Hines, Wood held several roles at IDI Logistics, including market officer and vice president of corporate development. Prior to that, he was a senior associate at JLL.