As the new year begins, we are happy to announce a new chapter in our ongoing mission to help our customers succeed by automating their systems to save money: On January 9, 2019, Apex Filling Systems acquired Chadam Consultants, a packaging equipment supplier based in Westville, Indiana.
What this means for our customers is that we will be offering an even wider range of equipment while maintaining the same quality guarantee and commitment to relationship-based business that you already expect from us.
Michael Salyer, the co-owner of Chadam Consultants, will join the Apex team as a consultant, bringing with him many years of experience with filling, capping, and labeling projects. Mike earned his mill right journeyman’s card in 1986, and later became a service technician/installer at Electronic Liquid Fillers (ELF). From there he moved into sales and service management before he and his wife Beverly Salyer founded Chadam.
Mike’s experience in all aspects of meeting the automation needs of his customers has earned the respect and appreciation of his customers. As John Piscitelli of Koki Laboratories once posted, “I have been working with Mike Salyer for over twenty-five years and can say that he knows packaging. He has designed numerous filling lines for me over the years and is extremely knowledgeable at what he does.” Mike shares our commitment to customer satisfaction and dedication to helping clients succeed well past the point of sale.
If you are already familiar with the Chadam line, you will be pleased to know that it will remain the same, only now operating under the Apex umbrella.
Your regular Apex products and our dedicated team will remain the same. As always, we are committed to working with our clients to create turnkey solutions from project inception through completion and beyond through our commitment to dependability, quality and service.
Watch our website in the coming months to learn more about our expanded line of products, and contact us at 219-575-7493 or info@apexfilling.com with any questions or ideas you have about incorporating them into your business.
With warmest wishes for the new year,
Alicia Cannon,
Vice President
Apex Filling Systems

Integrity, honesty, and a dedication to delivering ambitious results serve as the central themes of Alicia’s career and are evident in every interaction she has with our clients. Her relationship-centered leadership style has paved the way for Apex Filling System’s culture of compassion & empathy, executed with accountability that ensures consistently great outcomes. As a learner for life, her pursuit of continuous personal and professional growth has led Apex Filling Systems to be recognized as an industry innovator in customer experience. Holding advanced degrees in the areas of engineering and management, she has a unique ability to analyze processes, identify potential problems before they arise, and develop standardized solutions to ensure every client of Apex Filling Systems enjoys a hassle-free, professional, and pleasant experience. Her leadership style has been influenced by the work of some of the most well-regarded thought leaders throughout the last 50 years. Among them are Jim Collins, Sally Hogshead, John Maxwell, and Tony Robbins.