PINEVILLE, NC—Belk Printing Technologies has installed its third Mitsubishi press. The Diamond 3000S began production at Belk in mid-February. This is the company’s second six-color press.

Nies/Artcraft Cos., St. Louis, announced that Keith Marcks has been named president of Lion Promotional Solutions, a subsidiary of Nies/Artcraft specializing in promotional coupons, games and sweepstakes, and point-of-purchase displays. In other news, Tom Miller has been promoted to the position of vice president, marketing/account services. He has held the position of director of marketing at Nies/Artcraft for the past four years.

Randy Monroe of LX Printing in Colorado Springs, CO, received the Eagle Award from Certified Printers International (CPrint) at the annual owner’s conference in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. The Eagle Award is the highest alliance leadership award, and is given for outstanding efforts in the recipient’s business, as well as the alliance.

Industry veteran Mac Byrd has joined Pictorial Offset in Carlstadt, NJ, as director of marketing. He was most recently senior manager of brand relationship marketing for Agfa Corp.

William Hogg Jr., executive vice president of manufacturing and operations, Valassis Manufacturing, Livonia, MI, has been named the recipient of the Web Offset Association’s (WOA) seventh annual Harry V. Quadracci VISION Award for leadership, achievement and visionary excellence in heatset web offset printing. The award will be presented May 3rd during a luncheon at the PIA Web Offset Association annual conference in suburban Dallas.

Robert Ott Jr. has been named president and CEO of Florence, KY-based The Hennegan Co. Robert Ott Sr. remains as chairman. Also, Michael Fleury was promoted to executive vice president, national sales, for the corporation. Fleury has served in a number of senior management positions in both sales and manufacturing at Hennegan and other leading industry firms.

In San Luis Obispo, CA, Cal Poly’s Graphic Communication Department has appointed Xiaohong Wang of the University of Shanghai for Science and Technology as a research professor. Wang arrived at Cal Poly in January and will participate in teaching and research activities through at least the summer. At the University of Shanghai, Wang is an associate professor of digital prepress and printing technology.

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