Pearl Technologies announces promotion, new hire

July 25, 2023
Nik Green is now VP of operations, and Chris Benford is sales director.
Pearl Technologies
Nik Green
Nik Green

Pearl Technologies, a division of Edge Industrial Technologies, has promoted Nik Green to VP of operations, and hired Chris Benford at its new sales director. 

Green joined the company in 2011 as its manufacturing supervisor, rising through several positions to most recently serve as director of materials and planningBefore joining Pearl, he was a design engineer at Ace Precision Tool and Design.   

“We have total confidence in Nik’s ability to ensure Pearl achieves our goal of building the best product on-time, every time,”  Pearl Technologies.President Jane Coyne said. 

Benford has more than 23 years of experience in the flexible packaging industry, having sold materials and machinery and worked for film producers and packaging machinery OEMs.   

“We welcome Chris to Pearl and are confident that our customers will benefit from his industry experience, as we guide our company through the industry challenges presented by the push toward greater sustainability in plastics,” Coyne said. 

Based in Savannah, N.Y., Pearl Technologies designs and manufactures high-speed machine attachments for punching holes, perforating and slitting for the converting industry, as well as process enhancements for blown film extrusion.