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Brad Koch has been promoted to national sales director at Madison, WI-based Webcrafters Inc. He replaces Dana Kitson, who has retired after 42 years of service with the company.

Terry Simpson, quality assurance supervisor at the Flottman Co., Crestview Hills, KY, was recently honored for his 14th year of coordinating the collection and distribution of food, gifts and financial support to less fortunate families in Northern Kentucky and Cincinnati.

Jim Tepper, president of the Printing Industries of New England (PINE) since 1990 and an employee of the association since 1976, is retiring in April. Charles Parker, former owner of Odyssey Press, has been named his successor.

Two new appointments have been made at Rochester, NY-based Monroe Litho. Wayne Didas has been hired as vice president of business development and a member of the company’s executive team. Maria Infield has joined as an account executive responsible for the Upstate and Western New York areas.

Several announcements have been made at Manchester, CT-based Allied Printing Services. John Sommers has assumed the role of chairman, CEO and COO; John Sommers Jr. has been named president and business development officer; and Robert Sternau has joined in the newly created position of vice president, director of sales and marketing.

Dayton, OH-based Think Patented has hired Mark McIntosh as its new strategic programs specialist for national accounts.

The Great Lakes Graphics Association (GLGA)—formed from the merger between the Printing Industry of Illinois/Indiana Association and Printing Industries of Wisconsin—has installed its 2012 officers. They include: chairman, John Berthelsen, 
Suttle-Straus Inc., Waunakee, WI; vice chairman, Steve VanderVeen, ABS Graphics, Addison, IL; secretary, Gregory Schiefelbein, KBA North America; and treasurer, James Sandstrom, HM Graphics, West Allis, WI. PI

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