PITTSBURGH - Watson Standard is accelerating its growth activities for both its Rigid and Flexible packaging businesses, including plans for organic growth initiatives, forming strategic partnerships and acquisitions of complimentary companies. To effectively manage these efforts and provide resources to support the company’s growth, Watson Standard is restructuring the Rigid and Flexible businesses as separate operating units.

In order to successfully implement these plans, Jim Lore will assume the position of President. Patrick Maloney has been appointed Vice President and General Manager of Flexible Packaging. New hire Brian Keefe has accepted the role of Vice President and General Manager of Rigid Packaging.