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As the new GC of Bemis Company, Inc., James Seifert needs to be as flexible as the plastic and paper packaging his new employer makes. Seifert wears many hats as head of the Minneapolis-based company’s two-lawyer department, though his primary responsibilities revolve around dealmaking in the consolidating packaging industry. Bemis is an opportunistic acquiror, he says. The company recently purchased a shrink-packaging division from E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company and is now eyeing the tough-to-penetrate European Union market. The new position is hardly a sweeping change for Seifert, who was GC at Tennant Company (also in Minneapolis), which sells floor sweepers and cleaning equipment. He’ll use his 17-year experience in manufacturing and the M&A skills he honed there in his new job. Seifert will replace Scott Johnson, a 15-year veteran, who will remain senior vice president and secretary until his January retirement. Seifert and Johnson shared a career path years ago when both worked at Portland, Maine-based American Hoist & Derrick Co in 1985. Back then, Johnson was GC, while Seifert worked in product liability and litigation. Now he’ll replace his old boss.

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