Chicago Press has named Paul Monsen COO. He will continue to serve as the company’s vice president of sales, as well. Monsen joined the 75-year-old Chicago-based firm in 1999 and became an officer in 2000.

Anthony Parker has been appointed COO of Smyth Companies, Bedford, VA. Parker began his career with Piedmont Label in 1990. He joined Smyth in 1998 after Smyth acquired Piedmont Label.

Naperville, IL-based Solar Communications has added two high-level development roles. John Barrett and John Waterhouse have both accepted positions as vice president, business development.

Nies/Artcraft Printing, of Saint Louis, has added Rick Blanner to its sales team. Also, Steve Zollner has been hired as an account executive.

CRW Graphics of Pennsauken, NJ, has announced the addition of four members to its management staff. Ed Morvay is now vice president of sales. Joe Petrilli has been named vice president of manufacturing. Bob Reilley takes the post of prepress manager. Will Glassman will serve as vice president of sales and marketing. All four employees previously were employed by Philadelphia-based Phototype Color Graphics.

Green Printing & Packaging, Lexington, NC, has named Don Huttlin as its new president. He replaces Leonard Beck. Huttlin previously was East region vice president for Mail-Well.

Banta Corp. has announced four key appointments at its corporate offices in Menasha, WI. Ginger Jones has joined the company as corporate controller. Robert Keller was named corporate director of compensation and benefits. JoRae Galli has filled the position of corporate director of human resources. Also, Patricia Look has been promoted to compensation and benefits manager.

The National Association for Printing Leadership’s (NAPL) Soderstrom Society will honor Ken Garner, president and COO of United Litho, Ashburn, VA, as the recipient of the 42nd annual Walter E. Soderstrom Award at its annual dinner meeting in October.

Panel Prints of Old Forge, PA, has named James Burk as its vice president of sales and marketing. He previously served as vice president of Seven World Color.

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