PRINTER newsApril 2011
Denise Artley has been hired as the Brooklyn Park, MN-based GLS Cos.' new director of sales support/client services. Artley was most recently employed at Lifetouch National School Studios leading the customer care and marketing services area.
Jim Gilbertson, director of operations at Saline, MI-based McNaughton & Gunn, retired April 1. Gilbertson joined the company in 1987 as production manager, and was then promoted to his most recent position. Prior to joining McNaughton & Gunn, he was employed in the Ann Arbor, MI, area printing industry for more than 40 years.
Hess Print Solutions, Brimfield, OH, has hired Luke Teboul as senior vice president of sales. Teboul now reports directly to Doug Mann, Hess CEO. He comes to Hess from IWCO Direct, where he most recently served as vice president of sales.
Two new appointments have been made at Camarillo, CA-based specialty trade printer Bestforms Inc. Joe Valdez has been named vice president and general manager. Pat Valdez has been selected as vice president of sales and marketing.
At Triangle Printers, Skokie, IL, Allison Rickett has been promoted to sales manager. Rickett will maintain her current accounts and solicit new accounts, while managing current and future Triangle sales representatives.
Sam Forgione, director of marketing at Watt Printers/Mail Marketing in Cleveland, has been inducted into the Graphic Arts Council Hall of Fame. The ceremony took place in February at the annual Ben Franklin birthday celebration, sponsored by the Printing Industries of Ohio and Northern Kentucky. PI