PRINTER newsApril 2005
Mike Barrett was appointed vice president of operations at BBF Printing Solutions, Largo, FL. Previously, Barrett worked as director of operations. Eric Kemerer was promoted to vice president of human resources and IT. He previously served as director of strategic resources. The company has also redesigned its Website, launched a new logo and introduced four new divisions—Label Solutions, Plastic Card Solutions, Document Solutions and Direct Mail Solutions.
In Franklin Park, IL, creative services group Tukaiz has appointed Nicholas Bogdanovic to digital print services manager. Tukaiz recently expanded its facility with the acquisition of two new HP Indigo 3050 digital presses.
Oxnard, CA-based Custom Printing has hired veteran image specialist Matthew Flad. He formerly worked for Ivyhill DGS, a division of Warner Brothers Studios.
Scott Doe has joined Rochester, NY-based sheetfed printer Monroe Litho in the capacity of account executive.
Mike LaForest was appointed vice president of operations by the board of directors at Color Ink during the last quarter of 2004. LaForest assumed the position immediately and brings 33 years of experience to the Sussex, WI, headquarters.
Ann Arbor, MI-based book printer Malloy Inc. announced that Cathy Strider and Scott Payne have joined the company's sales team. Strider will have account responsibility in Northern California, Oregon and Washington, while Payne will cover the New England territory.
Crystal Johnson has been hired to fill the new position of project coordinator manager at Cary Printing in Cary, NC. She will be responsible for all order processing while overseeing customer service reps, interacting with account executives and ensuring client relations.
The Printing Industries Association of Southern California (PIASC) has selected Michael Patton, president of Creative Press, as the recipient of the organization's Ben Franklin Award. Patten was honored by his peers because of his successful utilization of innovative technology and industry service. He is the son of Jack Patton, who founded Creative Press in 1958.