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Nationwide Graphics/Premier Print, a Houston-based printing consolidator, reports that Larry Cook has joined the company as vice president of sales. He previously worked for Wallace and Alliance Data Systems. Also, John Ahearn has been appointed president of H&D Graphics, a Nationwide Graphics Miami division.

Print Manage, Baltimore, recently expanded to add in-house digital marketing and Web-to-print capabilities to its 25-year-old business. To drive business for this new division, Print Manage hired William Pate as the vice president of business development/ technology and Mark Shellhaas as design integration guru.

Trade bindery and finisher Rapid Bind, Portland, OR, has promoted Henry Rico from accounting assistant to customer service representative.

Custom Printing, based in Oxnard, CA, has hired veteran printing sales rep Mark Freie.

Uptown Press, Baltimore, has hired Chester “Chet” Ruby Jr. as its vice president of operations. He has more than 34 years of experience in the printing industry, including time at DLT Direct.

Steven Zuccarini, former president of global solutions with RR Donnelley, was named CEO of InnerWorkings, an enterprise print management and outsourcing firm. Another former Donnelley exec, John Walter, is chairman.

Richard Patterson has joined Rochester, NY-based Monroe Litho’s marketing/sales division as an account executive. He has previously been associated with Eastman Kodak, Xerox Corp. and Applied Mechanical Technologies.

Vertis, a provider of targeted advertising, media and marketing services based in Baltimore, announced the appointment of Joe Scott as senior vice president of sales for North America. Prior to joining Vertis, Scott was director of global strategic outsourcing sales competency for IBM.

Jim Hopkins, president and CEO of Hopkins Printing, Columbus, OH, was inducted as a Laureate into the Central Ohio Business Hall of Fame.

Robert Yaquinto Printing announced several changes. Former Vice President Katie Yaquinto Karl has been named president. Former General Manager Neil Clements has been named vice president of manufacturing and Robert Yaquinto remains CEO.

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