Actega NA appoints Fikes as new Paper-Based Packaging Business Manager

Tracey Fikes
Tracey Fikes

Actega NA, the North American Division of global specialty ink, coatings and sealants company Altana AG, has hired Tracey Fikes to lead its Paper-Based Packaging Division. Prior to joining Actega, Fikes held several prominent roles at Bemis, including Marketing Director for the multi-wall paper packaging segment and, more recently, General Manager for Consumer and Industrial Products.

“With a background in the industry spanning sales, marketing and the supply chain, Tracey is an ideal fit to lead our Paper-Based Packaging segment,” said Actega President and CEO, Mark Westwell. “We believe his combination of market insight and proven leadership skill will drive sustainable growth for this business unit.” Fikes is a graduate of Iowa State University and holds a BSc in Chemical Engineering.

Actega develops and produces specialty coatings, inks, adhesives and sealing compounds with a focus on the packaging, printing and medical industries. Its products Actega offer high-value visual appearance to materials such as metal, paper, board and plastics. They also provide them with defined functionalities – such as a high chemical resistance or physical durability. Actega is one among four divisions of Altana AG.


Tony Curcio is the editor of Graphic Arts Magazine.