PRINTER newsOctober 2007
WASECA, MN—Forest Stewardship Council Chain-of-Custody certification has been awarded to all three of Brown Printing’s facilities, including the one located here, as well as in East Greenville, PA, and Woodstock, IL. Brown Printing also participates in other earth-friendly procedures, such as “virtual” proofing, which eliminates paper proofs, and co-mailing, which results in distribution efficiencies.
STUART, FL—Southeastern Printing recently received Forest Stewardship Council Chain-of-Custody certification. The company also engages in other green practices, such as using vegetable-based inks and recycling 98 percent of its waste paper. The printer also recycles 100 percent of its press solvents, which are reprocessed, reducing the chemical waste by 95 percent.
The former senior vice president of sales with Web Plus in Atlanta, Steven Kubalik, is now the new president and CEO at Dallas Offset. The company welcomes Kubalik, a printing industry veteran with 30 years of experience in sales and executive management.
The Printing Industries Association of San Diego (PIA/SD), several members of which are pictured below at a recent sporting event, re-elected Boyd Richardson of RR Donnelley as chairman of the board, replacing Bill Anderson, president of L+L Printers, immediate past chairman. Other elected officials include vice chairman, Chris Hamm, owner/president of Tabs Etc.; and secretary-treasurer, Greg Gould, owner/president of Eye/Comm. The new board of directors are: Dave Pauley of Neyenesch Printers, Angela Benson of Nationwide Papers, Richard True of Komori America, Arthur Hill of Birmingham Press, Steve Laethem of Creative Coatings, Greg Steinke of VQS Enterprises, Brad Reimers of SOS Printing and Frank Scorzelli of Specialist Printing & Direct Mail.
Jim Monti has been named senior vice president at Flower City Printing, Rochester, NY. As a 23-year printing industry veteran, Monti has served as vice president of sales at firms including RR Donnelley, Perry Judd’s, The Dingley Press and Quebecor World.
AtlasBooks of Ashland, OH, which is a division of BookMasters Inc., recently named Randall McKenzie as national sales manager. McKenzie, who previously worked with BookWorld and Meredith, has managed national accounts for more than 20 years. In his new position, he will oversee the sales force and focus on new marketing strategies.
Baltimore-based Vertis Communications has hired Damon Synder as vice president of operations at its Chalfont, PA, Direct Marketing division. Snyder formerly served as president of Lehigh Direct, where he drove record sales for the company in 2004.
Wayne Peterson is the new business solutions developer, national accounts, at Los Alamitos, CA-based Trend Offset Printing. In the newly created position, Peterson will target multi-title publishers and Fortune 1000 companies.
The newly created position of executive vice president of mailing/fulfillment services at Vermillion Inc., a Derry, NH-based marketing communications firm, is being filled by Christine Erna. As an 18-year analyst in mail piece design with the U.S. Postal Service, she is certified as a mail-piece quality control specialist, as well as an address quality specialist. Prior to joining Vermillion, Erna was vice president of sales and marketing at Fulfillment, Print and Mailing Solutions.
Boulder, CO-based Signature Offset has hired Paul Lefler as the new plant manager of its Hattiesburg, MS, facility. Lefler is a web offset industry veteran, who most recently served as operations manager at Sound Publishing.