SUPPLIER newsFebruary 2010
To aid victims of the devastating earthquake in Haiti, both the Canon Group and Xerox made significant donations toward relief and recovery efforts. Canon pledged approximately $220,000 (20 million yen) in donations to Red Cross organizations. Xerox pledged $300,000 to the American Red Cross, Save the Children, Concern Worldwide and Doctors Without Borders.
MGI USA has appointed APS Imaging Solutions of Fullerton, CA, as one of its photo channel U.S. dealers offering MGI's digital photo printing and finishing systems.
To build a stronger North American presence and realize greater collaboration between businesses, Fujifilm has merged Fujifilm U.S.A. and Fujifilm Graphic Systems U.S.A. into one organization, Fujifilm North America. Fujifilm Canada will become a subsidiary of the new company on April 1, 2010. The new organization will bring together five of the company's operating divisions.
Graphic Systems Services (GSS) has acquired the assets and intellectual property of the Didde Web Press business from Stolle Machinery. All of the assets of Didde will be relocated to GSS' headquarters in Springboro, OH.
Willis Reese has been named global director of business development at INX Digital International. Reese now reports to Ken Kisner, president of INX Digital USA. Prior to joining INX, he served at Hexion Specialty Chemical as global business director for UV curable inks and coatings.
Shari Saeger has joined Automatän Inc. as regional sales manager, covering portions of the Midwest, Northeast and Canada. Joining Automatän in 2006, she most recently served as the company's marketing manager.
Domenic DiRenzo has been named Northeast regional sales manager at KBA North America's sheetfed division, serving customers in Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Vermont, Maine and the territory north of New York's Westchester County.
NAK Integrated Marketing has become part of a U.S. government initiative designed to open business opportunities with companies in China. Operated by the U.S. Commerce Department under its U.S. Commercial Service division, the program includes a Website in Chinese, spotlighting NAK's services that are now available on both sides of the Pacific.
An agreement between Duplo USA and Ultimate Technographics calls for Duplo to distribute an OEM version of Impostrip OnDemand Digital Automation with complete barcode functionality under the Duplo brand name. The Duplo Barcode Generator allows Duplo users to eliminate manual makereadies on Duplo machines equipped with barcode OMR scanners.