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Nelipak Healthcare Packaging Announces New Executive Appointments

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Global Provider of Custom Thermoformed Medical Packaging Adds to Team’s Expansive Medical Device and Pharmaceutical Industry Expertise

Cranston, RI (April 14, 2015)Nelipak® Healthcare Packaging (“Nelipak”), a global provider of custom thermoformed packaging that provides superior protection for medical devices and pharmaceuticals, today announced the appointment of Timothy Julian as Vice President of Sales, Americas, and Frits van Gastel as Global Director of Quality. In their new roles, Mr. Julian and Mr. van Gastel will be responsible for delivering outstanding service to Nelipak’s customers, which include some of the largest and most reputable medical device and pharmaceutical companies in the world.

Nelipak custom thermoformed medical packaging solutions, including medical trays and blisters, surgical procedure trays, pharmaceutical handling trays, custom built sealing machines, and more, are designed to meet medical device and pharmaceutical manufacturers’ most stringent packaging requirements. 100% focused on the healthcare market, Nelipak continues to invest in world-class employees, best-in-class manufacturing and state-of-the-art facilities to deliver high-end healthcare packaging to its expansive customer base worldwide.


Mr. Julian brings more than 20 years of experience to Nelipak Healthcare Packaging. He possesses a wide array of knowledge and experience in medical device sales and marketing, ranging from disposable commodity products to highly technical capital equipment, custom sterile procedure trays and vascular devices. Prior to joining Nelipak, he served as the leader of the U.S. Alternate Care, EMS, Military and First Responder Division for Ansell. Previous experience includes high-profile sales leadership positions with the Microflex division of Barriersafe Solutions International (BSSI), C.R. Bard, Venetec International and Maxxim Medical. Mr. Julian began his career in medical device sales with Winfield Medical.

Nelipak Healthcare Packaging has also promoted Frits van Gastel to the role of Global Director of Quality. He successfully served as the organization’s quality manager at the Venray, Netherlands site for more than 25 years, and gained a wealth of experience including management, quality systems, quality auditing, process and design validation, accreditation to standards, project management, quality and process improvement, change management, complaint management and supplier management. Prior to Nelipak, Mr. van Gastel served in several quality management roles within Buvo Casting. 

“The caliber of Nelipak’s team members is evidence of
our organization’s commitment to delivering unmatched healthcare packaging expertise and support to the medical device and pharmaceutical markets,” said Mike Kelly, President and CEO of Nelipak. “Tim Julian and Frits van Gastel provide the leadership needed to help support Nelipak’s continuing drive for excellence and to further our reputation for quality and service that has been built throughout our 60-year history of innovation in delivering the best design, quality and customer experience through world class manufacturing.”


About Nelipak® Healthcare Packaging

With facilities in Cranston, RI; Phoenix, AZ; Venray, the Netherlands; Galway, Ireland; and San Jose, Costa Rica, Nelipak® Healthcare Packaging designs, develops and manufactures custom thermoformed packaging products that provide superior protection for medical devices and pharmaceuticals. The company offers medical trays and blisters, surgical procedure trays, pharmaceutical handling trays, custom built sealing machines and other value added services. Nelipak’s customers consist of some of the largest and most reputable medical device and pharmaceutical companies in the world. With over 500 employees worldwide, Nelipak is focused on delivering superior quality and customer experience through world class manufacturing at each of its locations. More information about Nelipak can be found at

Nelipak® Healthcare Packaging is a trade name of Nelipak® Corporation.

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