Benchmark Introduces New Controller

Apr 21, 2020

Benchmark Welcomes Michelle Pournelle as Controller of ProMach’s Statham, GA Facility.

STATHAM, Ga., April 21, 2020 – Benchmark, a leader in distribution and loading solutions to the food and bakery industries, recently announced the addition of Michelle Pournelle, who will be responsible for directing Benchmark, Kleenline, and Southern’s accounting, budgetary and job costing processes.

Michelle brings accounting and finance, reporting, forecasting, purchasing and strategic planning experience, specifically in heavy manufacturing, encompassing tobacco, steel, and aerospace industries. She has experience in managing teams over forecasting and management reporting, and prior to joining Benchmark, she was the Controller for one of Georgia’s larger aerospace metal machining companies. In her new role, Michelle will develop, analyze and interpret statistical and accounting information in order to appraise operating results in terms of profitability, performance against budget goals and other matters bearing on the fiscal soundness and operating effectiveness of the company.

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About Southern

Southern simplifies pouch packaging with durable, versatile, and flexible horizontal form fill & seal (HFFS) systems for the food and non-food industries. Whether its powders, liquids, tablets or towelettes, Southern has over 30 years of experience in creating high-performing rollstock pouch packaging systems that increase productivity and decrease downtime. Southern is a product brand of ProMach, a global leader in packaging line solutions. As part of the ProMach Flexibles & Trays business line, Southern helps our packaging customers protect their reputation and grow the trust of their consumers. ProMach is performance, and the proof is in every package. Learn more about Southern at and more about ProMach at

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