Jamie Sutphin has rejoined Braden Sutphin Ink as a technical sales representative after 25 years of experience in the printing ink industry.

To assist victims of the earthquake that struck Haiti in January, Fujifilm provided $400,000 in financial assistance and Fujifilm medical products and equipment to the nonprofit group Hope for Haiti. In other company news, Fujifilm North America announced that Fujifilm Sericol U.S.A. has joined its Graphic Systems Div. The integration adds screen printing, wide-format digital and narrow web printing expertise to Fujifilm’s presence in the commercial printing market.

Konica Minolta Business Solutions announced two changes to its senior management team. Jun Haraguchi, president and CEO, is now general manager of worldwide sales and marketing for Konica Minolta Business Technologies in Japan. Nobuo (Ned) Umehara, general manager of OEM sales for Konica Minolta Business Technologies, has been named president and CEO of Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A.

Several announcements have been made at Manugraph DGM. Dave Moreland has been promoted to president. He succeeds Brian LaBine, who will remain active as a member of the company’s board of directors. Ron Ehrhardt has been promoted to vice president of international sales and marketing; Rodney Fenstermacher to vice president of manufacturing; and Ed Heim to director of parts sales, managing all aftermarket parts sales activities.

Several organizational changes have been announced at Ricoh Americas: Kevin Togashi, chairman and CEO of Ricoh Americas Holdings; Matthew Espe, chairman and CEO of Ricoh Americas; Jeffrey Hickling has expanded his current role as president and COO of IKON Office Solutions to become president and CEO of Ricoh U.S.; and Martin Brodigan, executive vice president and CFO for Ricoh Americas.

HP and Appleton Coated have signed an agreement, wherein Appleton will develop customized coated papers—matte and dull finishes—for the HP T300 color inkjet web press. The papers are scheduled for mid-2010 availability in North America.

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