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Two new appointments have been made at Printing Research Inc.’s (PRI) Super Blue Div. Arnold Cooper has been selected as the new Super Blue division director; and Bill Fortney has been hired as the national sales manager and assistant director.

Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A. has hired Gavin Jordan-Smith as its new vice president of solutions and production planning, business intelligence services. He now reports to Sam Errigo, senior vice president, business intelligence services. Jordan-Smith most recently was vice president of production workflow and solutions, Enterprise Business Group, at Xerox.

Mario Banci is the new national customer service manager at GammTech Corp. Banci is now responsible for heading up the company’s technical support team, which includes coordinating installation activities. He comes to GammTech from IMC America, and also formerly worked at Gammerler Corp.

Western States Envelope & Label has launched a new and improved Website ( that now offers live chats with customer service, enhanced product shopping and 24/7 online ordering, as well as ideas and tips for greener business practices.

Paul Peyrebrune has been appointed vice president of sales for Diversified Graphic Machinery’s (DGM) manufacturing division (which encompasses DGM Foildex cold foil application equipment and DGM Filmdex UV film Cast and Cure machinery). He is based in DGM’s West Coast regional office in Oceanside, CA. Prior to joining the company, Peyrebrune held positions at Komori, Xeikon, KBA and manroland.

Moe Rahmeh, a technical manager for Sun Chemical in the Dallas/Fort Worth, TX, region, received the 2012 National Association of Printing Ink Manufacturers (NAPIM) Pioneer Award.

As part of its strategy to become a more unified organization, Ricoh has launched a new global brand identity with a new tag line: imagine. change. IKON, acquired in 2008, also now falls under the Ricoh brand name. Ricoh is also marking its 50-year milestone in America by celebrating throughout the year with activities, events and retrospectives.

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