WILLOWBROK, Ill. – Walsroder Packaging, a supplier of plastic and fibrous food casings, has added Mike Baarts to its national sales management team. Baarts will be working to manage and increase Walsroder's presence regionally and within strategic accounts.

"The expansion of our sales team further strengthens our ability to meet the needs of our customers," said Tom Meyers, general manager, Walsroder Packaging. “Mike Baarts brings a comprehensive understanding of casings sales and marketing that will greatly benefit Walsroder Packaging, our sales network and our clients."

Before joining Walsroder Packaging, Baarts had been with Vista International where he was involved in new business acquisition. Prior to Vista, he was the founder and president of MasterPak LLC, a manufacturer’s representative for barrier packaging materials for automatic packaging systems.