HOUSTON—A mass mailer here has been found guilty of using phony postage to send various campaigns, including official notices from local government agencies, the Houston Examiner reported. A jury took just four hours to find Neal Uy Lim, of Missouri City, TX, guilty of charges including conspiracy to commit mail fraud, mail fraud and four counts of possessing a counterfeit postage meter machine. Lim faces 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine when sentenced next month.
Industry Mourns Ken Rizzo
SEWICKLEY, PA—Ken Rizzo, the director of lean and technical services for Printing Industries of America (PIA), died Feb. 15 of an apparent heart attack while on a consulting assignment in suburban Boston. He was 61. Mr. Rizzo spent 15 years with PIA, mostly in various consulting capacities. Michael Makin, PIA president and CEO, called him a "loyal and dedicated employee, author, speaker, and one of the world's most knowledgeable people on a variety of print production topics." He is survived by his wife, Margaret, and three sons.
Indoff Unveils New Division
ST. LOUIS—Indoff Inc. announced the recent launch of a new commercial printing division, which will reportedly provide products including banners and signage, variable data printing, employee handbooks and digital printing. By expanding into commercial printing, the company feels it is able to further streamline client business needs. Indoff currently serves as a single-source distributor in the areas of material handling, commercial interiors, business products and promotional products.
Geographics Opens Center
ATLANTA—Geographics Inc., a commercial printer and solutions provider of integrated marketing campaigns, has opened a technology center at its corporate campus here. The center will enable Geographics to partner with clients to take advantage of new media technology and innovation in their marketing and advertising programs. Geographics acquired 60,000 square feet of additional space to accommodate the technology center and the growth in its marketing services division.