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June 2002

Kenneth Lake has joined Walden Graphics, Walden, NY, as senior sales representative. Previously, Lake worked as a sales rep for 20 years at Springhill Press, which ceased operations recently.

Denny Shorett has been installed as the 2002 chairman for the Printing Industries Association of Southern California (PIASC). Shorett is the president of Crown Printers. He succeeds Larry Lester of Lester Lithographics.

Stephen Whittaker, vice president of quality assurance for Monroe Litho in Rochester, NY, has been advanced to the grade of senior member, American Society of Quality (ASQ).

J. Kenneth Garner, president and COO of United Litho, has been elected chairman of the board of directors of the Graphic Arts Education & Research Foundation. Also, Robert E. Murphy, chairman and CEO of Japs-Olson, was elected vice chairman.

JKG Group, Boca Raton, FL, has announced the appointments of two executives. The company named James Lucas director of print operations, and Mark Flannery as director of logistics. Before joining JKG Group, Lucas spent three years with Wallace in Tampa, FL, as general manager and president. Flannery spent five years with The Nielsen Co. in Cincinnati, where he spearheaded the logistics division.

Jerry Ochs has been named senior account executive for Banta Publications Group, Hinsdale, IL. Previously, Ochs spent 11 years as regional sales manager with Publishers Press and was with United Color Press for 12 years in a variety of roles. Also new to the Banta Publications Group as a sales rep is Mark Bradley. He worked with Publishers Press for 10 years as a technical representative and spent nine years at Combined Communications Services in customer service and sales. Ochs and Bradley will work out of Banta's new sales office in Dayton, OH. Chris Portalatin has also been named as a sales representative for the Publications Group, working from its regional sales office in New York City. He is a former account executive for Wisconsin Color Press.

Gary McCants has been promoted to the position of vice president for Specialties Bindery, Hyattsville, MD. McCants was previously the plant manager, a position he held since joining the company in 1999.

Sue Nisson has joined the staff of Webcrafters Inc., in Madison, WI, as executive director of business development. She brings many years of book publishing experience. Chuck Coyle has been promoted to sales representative. Previously, he was a customer service rep within the company.

Shawn Riley has joined Padgett Printing, Dallas, as a sales representative. He brings almost three years of sales experience in printing.

John Jaymont is The Printing Industries Association Serving Northern Kentucky and Ohio's newest staff member. Jaymont is now the assistant vice president for employee and labor negotiations. Jaymont was a co-founder of Metroweb in Erlanger, KY, where he was president, COO, vice president of sales and marketing, plant manager and a customer service rep from 1977 to 2000.

Jim Leone has joined The Instant Web Companies, Chanhassen, MN, as vice president of mail operations. Prior to joining the company, Leone was president and CEO of Nitro Data Systems. Don Brady, who served as interim director of mailing operations, will continue in his role as vice president of product and process development.

Jay Zawerschnik has been named vice president of operations at Sussex, WI-based sheetfed printer Color Ink. Zawerschnik previously worked for Eastman Kodak/Kodak Polychrome Graphics. He has 24 years of experience in the printing industry.

Steve Silberman was elected president of the Binding Industries Association at the trade group's international conference held in April. Silberman is president of American Thermoplastic Co. of Pittsburgh. He has served on the board of directors of the BIA for many years.

The Great Lakes Companies, Cleveland, has announced two staff promotions involving its AKSESS division, a marketing communications portal designed to empower companies with the total management of all of their brand-building assets. Dean Hanisko, formerly vice president of strategic development, has been named chief technology officer for the company. Chris Donnelly, formerly director of business development at AKSESS, has been named director of operations.


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