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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 molly.rosenthal@mohawkpaper.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.

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