PRINTER newsJune 2007
FLM Graphics in Princeton, NJ, is celebrating its 35th anniversary. The company’s founder, Frank Misischia, has grown the operation from a small commercial printing and architectural reprographics shop into a full-service, digital printer and digital asset management provider.
The Best of Show Award at the Star of Excellence Awards, hosted by the Printing Industry of Minnesota, went to Imagine! Print Solutions of Minneapolis. Competing against 294 entries, Imagine! won Best of Show for its “Book of Dreams” submission.
Anderberg-Lund Printing of St. Louis Park, MN, purchased a Canon imagePRESS C1 digital printer and hired two new technical employees to help run its new digital printing department: Mark Luger, digital solutions director, and Todd Baker, digital solutions manager.
At the 2007 North American Dalim Software Users Organization (DUO) annual meeting, Lee Edberg, central premedia manager at Waseca, MN-based Brown Printing, was elected president of the organization, while Brent Kantola, prepress manager at Ravenna, MI-based Rogers Printing, was elected vice president.
The new executive vice president at Cadmus Publisher Services Group of Cenveo is Harry R. Vinson, who is now responsible for all sales and manufacturing efforts. Before his recent promotion, Vinson served as Cenveo’s senior vice president of purchasing and logistics.
A 2007 EPA Environmental Quality Award, the agency’s highest form of public recognition, has been presented to Carlstadt, NJ-based Pictorial Offset for the firm’s outstanding commitment to protecting and enhancing the environment.
With more than 27 years of printing industry experience, Ken Swanson has been appointed executive vice president of sales and business development at New York City-based EarthColor. Swanson most recently served as director of business development within Eastman Kodak’s Graphic Communications Group.
AlphaGraphics of Salt Lake City has appointed Art Coley as its new senior director of franchise development, responsible for leading the firm’s franchise growth and building its network to more than 500 locations. Coley previously served as executive vice president of franchising for the International Center for Entrepreneurial Development (ICED).
Pennington, NJ-based Direct Group, a provider of high-volume direct marketing services, has named Robert “Kam” Kamerschen to its board of directors. Kamerschen formerly served as chairman and CEO of ADVO, a leading direct mail media firm.
Vertis Communications, of Baltimore, announced the addition of three executives to its leadership team: John Compton, Gregory Kelsey and Steven Schoenborn. As vice president of quality, EHS, training and development, Compton comes to Vertis as the former owner of Compton & Associates. Before joining Vertis as vice president of manufacturing, Kelsey served in a similar position at D.B. Hess. Schoenborn, new vice president of client services, was formerly employed by Gannett Offset in Minneapolis.
Clifton, NJ-based Sandy Alexander has named Cheryl Kahanec vice president and director of digital solutions. Considered one of the printing industry’s leading authorities on variable data applications, Kahanec has held senior management positions with TanaSeybert, Applied Printing Technologies and NEC Inc., as well as having owned her own digital printing business.
Craig Dormanen has joined the sales team of Daily Printing, Plymouth, MN. Dormanen brings more than 25 years of experience in prepress and print sales with him in the position.