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October 2006
Corporate Express Document & Print Management in Wichita, KS, was the recipient of a 2006 Supplier of Excellence Award from Hospira Inc., a manufacturer of pharmaceutical products.

Dan Miller, finishing manager at Ripon Printers, has retired and was replaced by Randy Hartl, who joined the Ripon, WI-based company in May.

Great Lake Integrated (GLI) has announced two staff appointments. Steve Caskey is the new warehouse manager at the GLDirect facility in Avon Lake, OH, and Timothy Hogan is an account executive based at GLI’s Cleveland headquarters.

Cadmus Communications has hired Andy Johnson as executive vice president of print services for Cadmus’ Publisher Services Group. In this role, Johnson now has responsibility for all of the company’s five publication print locations in North America, as well as affiliate print operations in China, Singapore and Malaysia. Prior to joining Cadmus, Johnson was a vice president and general manager at Banta Corp.

The Soderstrom Society of NAPL has named David C. Branch, chairman and CEO of Branch-Smith Resources and president of Branch-Smith Printing in Fort Worth, TX, recipient of the 46th annual Walter E. Soderstrom Award.

Forest Bookman, grandson of the founder of Forest Corp., has been named president of the Twinsburg, OH-based company. He formerly served as operations manager. Ren Bookman, former president, is now company chairman.

Public Printer Bruce James announced the appointment of new leaders for two key posts at the U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO). Inspector General Greg Brower has become general counsel. Deputy inspector general Tony Ogden has been named acting inspector general. Both moves were effective October 1.

UniGraphic Inc., headquartered in Woburn, MA, announces that Chuck Duggan has been promoted from the position of vice president of commercial print operations to vice president of operations. He has been with the company since 2004. In other company news, 26-year industry veteran Shawn Pothier has been hired as sales and marketing manager.

The Printing Industries Association of San Diego (PIA/SD) has named Karen Fulton as its new president. She replaced Miriam Reimers, who retired after 25 years of service to the printing

AlphaGraphics Inc. recognized its top franchisees at the international network’s annual conference and technology show, held in New York City. This year’s Franny award, presented to the best-run business center, went to Keith and Shelly Hermanson, who own and operate the AlphaGraphics in Billings, MT. The recipients of the Best Operations award were David and Lorraine Kovacs, who own a franchise in Dayton, NJ. The Rising Star award for the best new franchise (less than 18 months in operation) went to Jerry Johnson and Kristine King, who opened an AlphaGraphics business center in Pittsburgh last year. In addition, Cincinnati owner Doug Banbury, who purchased an existing AlphaGraphics in 2005, was chosen as the Rising Star-Transfer honoree.


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