Douglas McGraw named President of Hayssen Flexible Systems

Duncan, S.C. — Sept. 21, 2017 — Hayssen Flexible Systems, a Barry-Wehmiller company, is pleased to announce that Douglas McGraw will begin serving as its President on September 25, 2017. Hayssen, headquartered in Duncan, is a global packaging machinery supplier specializing in flexible packaging solutions for a wide range of industries, including bakery, confectionary snack foods, frozen foods, fresh produce and cheese.

McGraw brings to the role extensive experience leading domestic and international businesses in both consumer durables and packaged goods. He has a strong track record of achieving profitable growth by leveraging Lean operational practices, and deploying strategic vision and exceptional coaching and leadership.

“Doug has a passion for customers—knowing them personally and understanding their needs, building trust and delivering solutions that are critical to their success,” said Carol O’Neill, Group President of Barry-Wehmiller’s Packaging Platform. “This, along with his passion for people, and his experience running and growing global businesses known for great products, will make him an outstanding leader for Hayssen, one who will help build an even stronger flexible packaging business and evolve BW Packaging Solutions.”

McGraw most recently served as Chief Operating Officer of Topa Equities Ltd. in Los Angeles. Prior to that, he held key leadership roles at P&G, Graco and Masco Corporation. He has a Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering from Duke University and a Master of Business Administration from Harvard University.

“I’m excited to become a member of the Hayssen team and the Barry-Wehmiller family of companies,” said McGraw. “This is a tremendous opportunity to be part of an organization truly committed to people-centric leadership, while providing innovative packaging solutions and outstanding service for customers.”

Hayssen is one of a number of Barry-Wehmiller businesses represented in BW Packaging Solutions. Through their diverse capabilities, these companies can collectively provide everything from a single piece of equipment to fully integrated, tailor-made packaging line solutions for a wide range of industries, including: food and beverage, personal care, container manufacturing, pharmaceutical and medical devices, household products, paper products and textiles, industrial and automotive, and converting, printing and publishing.


Hayssen Flexible Systems is a global manufacturer of flexible packaging systems that fill and bag thousands of food products, including candy, coffee, frozen food, cheese, produce, snacks, bakery and pet food, as well as a wide range of non-food products. Our packaging systems are designed and manufactured to maximize the efficiency and lifetime value of our customers’ packaging lines. For more information about Hayssen Flexible Systems, which is part of the Barry-Wehmiller family, go to


Barry-Wehmiller is a diversified global supplier of engineering consulting and manufacturing technology for the packaging, corrugating, sheeting and paper-converting industries. By blending people-centric leadership with disciplined operational strategies and purpose-driven growth, Barry-Wehmiller has become a $2.8 billion organization with more than 11,000 team members united by a common belief: to use the power of business to build a better world. CEO Bob Chapman shares the story of the company’s transformation in his new book, Everybody Matters: The Extraordinary Power of Caring for Your People Like Family. To learn more, go to