SUPPLIER newsJune 2010
American Thermoplastic has been recognized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for its purchase of green power (from Duquesne Light Energy). The company is participating in the EPA's Green Power Partnership program.
At Fujifilm North America, Todd Zimmerman has been named vice president of sales and marketing for the company's Graphic Systems Div. He first joined Fujifilm in 2006 as vice president of national accounts.
At BÖWE BELL + HOWELL, Hank Martin has been tapped as vice president of postal software marketing. He served formerly at AVI and at Firstlogic. In other news, the company has been awarded a patent for disaster recovery solutions that use electronic means for delivering billing and statement information in the event that a disaster affects a mailer's traditional mail delivery capabilities.
More than 40 commercial printing companies attended a two-day "411 on Sustainable Packaging" conference, hosted by Komori America in suburban Chicago last month. The conference featured presentations from three industry sustainability experts, as well as live demonstrations from Komori and several vendor partners, which focused on ways to lower the environmental impact when it comes to package printing.
Clemson University has named HIFLEX Corp. as its Corporate Appreciation Award recipient. The award was given to HIFLEX because of the contributions that the JDF-based MIS provider has made to educating university students. Gary Marron, HIFLEX North America president and CEO, accepted the award at the university's recent Print Leadership Forum.
The Print Council reports that Asia Pulp and Paper (APP) and Global Paper Solutions have joined the print advocacy organization as Platinum sponsors.
Kaman Industrial Technologies has entered into a new distribution agreement with Bison Gear and Engineering, wherein Kaman will nationally distribute Bison's gear motors throughout North America.
At Press-sense, Amir Shaked, former president of Press-sense Americas, has been tapped as the company's new CEO. He succeeds Shlomo Ben David, who has served as CEO since 2001.
A partnership has been forged between BCC Software, a BÖWE BELL + HOWELL company, and InfoPrint Solutions, wherein InfoPrint Solutions' customers will have enhanced access to BCC products and services.
Yupo Corp. America has appointed Masakuni Fukutome, the company's CFO and senior vice president of administration, as its president and CEO. He succeeds Akeo Sawayama, who returned to the company's headquarters in Japan.
Heidelberg USA has awarded two $2,500 scholarships to the Print and Graphics Scholarship Foundation (PGSF) in the names of PrintingForLess.com of Livingston, MT, and Vision Graphics of Loveland, CO. The scholarships represent a one-time, $5,000 donation to be awarded to the graphic arts school of their choice. PI