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March 2004
STONE MOUNTAIN, GA—Atlanta Web Printers has opened its second facility, located in Tucker, GA. Along with the physical expansion of its facilities, the publication printer has also restructured the management team.

Jerry Williamson, CEO of Williamson Printing, Dallas, has been named the Graphic Arts Leaders of the Americas (GALA) North American award recipient for 2004 by the Printing Association of Florida. He received his award before hundreds of industry leaders and guests at the 21st annual GALA awards banquet during Graphics of the America 2004 in Miami Beach.

F.E. Treis, Arandell Corp. chairman, was recently honored for 60 years of leadership at the company. Treis joined the former R&L Printing, a sheetfed commercial printer, on January 1, 1944, as a sales representative. He acquired the business in 1949, changed its name to the phonetically spelled Arandell and became its chairman. Under Treis' leadership, Arandell grew from a Milwaukee- and Chicago-area printer to a national firm and acquired E.F. Schmidt, a web offset printer, in 1981. Today, Arandell has grown into a printer with 660 employees and sales of more than $250 million. The family tradition continues under Treis' sons, Donald, Arandell CEO; James, executive vice president of sales/marketing; and David, vice president/general manager.

Houston-based Rasch Graphic Services promoted Mark Rasch to vice president. He has been with the company for more than 10 years, most recently overseeing purchasing, estimating and human resources. Rasch Graphic Services is a full-service book bindery.

Five industry professionals will be honored at the 17th annual Partnership in Print Production (P3) Luminaire Awards Dinner, scheduled for March 24 at The Plaza Hotel in New York City. The honorees include Michael Esposito, production director, Hachette Filipacchi Media; Neil O'Callaghan, senior vice president of operations and technology, AGTSeven; Linda Rice, vice president, editorial business manager, Condé Nast Publications; Michele Unger, vice president and director of graphic services, Grey Worldwide; and Nina Wintringham, vice president of marketing, Quebecor World.

Banta Corp. announced that Kevin Ambrose, general manager of Banta Direct Marketing-Chicago, and Chuck Weber, general manager of Banta Direct Marketing-Minneapolis, have both been promoted to the additional position of vice president. As vice president and general manager, they will continue to have overall operational responsibility for their respective printing facilities. In addition, David Winter has been appointed vice president of systems development at Banta.

Hi-Liter Graphics of Burlington, WI, has added Jim Curran and Christopher Moase to its staff as account executives. Curran works out of a new sales office in Detroit, and Moase works out of a new sales office in Madison, WI.
 

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