Jim Heck has joined Copresco, Carol Stream, IL, as a production coordinator. Previously, he worked for Camera-Ready Copies.
Michelle Baltazar has joined the staff of Seaside Printing, Long Beach, CA, as a corporate sales representative. She has more than 10 years of printing experience at a local Sir Speedy.
Chris Feagans has been promoted to the position of executive vice president, production and operating services, at Keller Crescent, Evansville, IN. Most recently, he served the company as executive vice president, administration. In other company news, Mark Smythe has been promoted to executive vice president, client services. Smythe previously served as the company’s vice president/account supervisor and as an account executive for the printing and packaging division.
The Printing Industries Association Serving Northern Kentucky and Ohio (PIANKO) has hired Thomas Caldwell as director of membership. He was recently brought on-board to head up the association’s efforts to grow membership. Caldwell has served as a sales representative at various organizations since 1992.
Joe Piazza is the new general manager at Action Bindery, Atlanta. Piazza joins Action from its sister company, Spiral of Ohio.
Banta Corp. has announced several personnel changes. Mark Deterding has been named president of the Minneapolis-based Banta Catalog Group. Deterding joined the company as vice president and general manager of the Long Prairie, MN, Publications Group facility, becoming executive vice president of manufacturing for the entire Publications Group facility in 1996. Sara Armbruster has joined Banta as director of business development. Her previous position was with McKinsey & Co., Boston, where she worked for five years as an engagement manager. Ricardo Orozco has been promoted to vice president of human resources for the print sector. He joined Banta in 1996 as director of human resources for Banta’s Marketing Group and was promoted to vice president of human resources, commercial print sector, in 2002.