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PRINTER news

March 2003

Carl Motheral, 76, chairman of Motheral Printing, Fort Worth, TX, has died. Mr. Motheral was part of the second generation to run the family owned printing business that his father and mother, Fitzhugh and Ella Motheral, started in 1934. He took over its management after his father's death in 1964. Mr. Motheral retained the title of chairman when he retired four years ago. His son, Jim, succeeded him as president. In addition to his wife, Sally, survivors include two sons, Jim and Bill; a daughter, Susan; a brother, Foist; and three grandchildren.

Harry Tolen has joined the Chicago-based Segerdahl Corp. sales team. Tolen brings 17 years of web printing experience to the company.

Aart Knyff has been promoted to vice president and director of operations for Cathedral Corp., Rome, NY. Knyff began as a production supervisor for the company. He was later named general manager of the Lincoln, RI, facility in 1997, and then vice president of technology in 1999.

Bowne & Co., New York, has appointed Reed Smith as president of its Financial Print unit and a senior vice president of the parent company. Smith has been president of Bowne Financial Print's Eastern region since 2000 and his previous day-to-day responsibilities are being assumed by Bowne International President William Penders as part of the consolidation of the Eastern region with Bowne International. Matteo LaMuraglia, currently senior vice president and sales director of Financial Print's Eastern region, will assume that title for the entire business unit.

TechBooks, of Fairfax, VA, has announced key changes to the company. TechBooks' Educational Publishing Group will operate as The GTS Companies. It is being headed by John Jaensch and Gloria Fontana, who serve as CEO and president, respectively. Gurvinder Batra has been appointed president of TechBooks' Professional Publishing Group. He now heads the division with Anita Gupta, TechBooks co-founder and senior vice president of sales. Also, TechBooks' Corporate Publishing Group has changed its name to the Information Publishing Group to reflect the diversity of its clientele. In a parallel move, Iris Hanney has been promoted to the position of group president. Hanney joined TechBooks in 2002 as senior vice president of sales.

Chuck Kissick, president and COO of Colorfx in Urbandale, IA, has been named the 2003 Iowa Distinguished Printer of the Year by the Printing Industries of the Midlands.

Lexington, NC-based Green Printing & Packaging has appointed Kristine Lauten as controller. Green is a wholly owned subsidiary of Chesapeake Corp.

George Lestina, owner of PIC Graphics, is the new chairperson for Printing Industries of St. Louis. Other board officers include: Liz Pecha-Poelker, Fleming Promotional Graphics, as vice chairperson; Jonathan Niezing, Wrap-Ups, as secretary; John Bell, The Ovid Bell Press, as treasurer; and Kevin Kohler, Kohler & Sons, as immediate past chairperson.

Edward Conolly has joined Rochester, NY-based Monroe Litho as an account sales representative for the metro New York area.
 

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