SUPPLIER newsApril 2011
Mike Berry has joined Xingraphics as technical product manager for North America and Latin America. Prior to joining the company, Berry worked for Creo and was instrumental in the launch and global rollout of its thermal plate business. He joined Kodak after it acquired Creo.
Mohawk Fine Papers is sponsoring a four-day, expense-paid golf trip to Ireland in August for four HP Indigo printers who place an order before May 17 for Mohawk papers (for HP Indigo printing presses). With no limit to the number of entries, each order will be automatically entered into the drawing. To register, e-mail Molly Rosenthal at email@example.com.
As part of EFI's acquisition of Streamline Development, Streamline's PrintStream software focused on mailing and fulfillment services will be integrated into EFI's existing ERP/MIS portfolio, which includes EFI Pace, EFI Monarch and EFI Radius. EFI will also continue to support PrintStream's existing client base.
At Goss International, Peter Walczak has been appointed director of product management for the new Goss Sunday Vpak web offset packaging press systems. First joining Goss in 1981 as a sales representative, Walczak has held sales, service, technical sales and product management positions, supporting various Goss web offset press models.
Hadi Mahabadi, vice president and director, Xerox Research Centre of Canada, has received the 2010 Robert F. Reed Technology Medal from the Printing Industries of America. Recognized for his contributions to the digital printing industry, two of Mahabadi's most important innovations include high-quality reactive extrusion-based toners and Emulsion Aggregation (EA) toners.
Lois Catala has joined Agfa Graphics as marketing communications manager, and now reports to Deborah Hutcheson, director of marketing at Agfa Graphics North America. Catala most recently worked for Rutgers University and, before that, at Sharp Electronics and Sony Electronics.
INX Digital International has added a new Prodigy business unit to focus on graphic arts for the immediate future, and to directly serve OEMs, integrators and print head companies within the digital market. Prodigy will also target the industrial market, including textile, tile, glass, metal and wood grain.
Cathy Cullinane, lead customer service representative at Folder Express, has received the "Customer Service Representative of the Year" award from the Printing Industries of the Midlands. She received the award on Feb. 22 at a special luncheon in Omaha, NE.
At KBA North America, Bruce Richardson has been promoted to national sales manager for web presses, where he now oversees KBA web accounts for both newspaper and commercial customers, including the new C16 and Commander CT press models.
Four new hires have been added to the sales team at Pack Appeal, a division of Bindagraphics. Ron Schilling, Sean FitzPatrick, Mike Stevenson and Laura Lee come to Pack Appeal from B.C. Lucas, and have experience in providing solutions that utilize vinyl binders, tabs and fulfillment.
Domtar Distribution Group has rebranded itself with a new name, Ariva, and a new tagline, "Paper to pixels. The way forward," to better meet the evolving needs of customers in the digital age. It replaces all company legacy brands, including Ris the paper house in the United States.
In addition to his current position as president and CEO of Sun Chemical, Rudi Lenz has also assumed the role of executive officer of DIC Corp., Sun Chemical's parent company. He is now responsible for the DIC Group's overall operations in the United States and Europe.
Central National-Gottesman's Lindenmeyr Munroe division has acquired the assets and business of Hudson Valley Paper, one of upstate New York and New England's oldest fine paper merchants. The transaction marks Lindenmeyr Munroe's fourth acquisition of a paper merchant in the past 15 months.
Flint Group reports that it has made revisions to its debt facilities to avoid refinancing in 2014. PI