Supplier NewsAugust 2013
An extensive North American sales and technical support group, Graphic Systems North America (GSNA), has been formed to serve as the master distributors for Ryobi printing equipment. The group is comprised of six organizations with combined annual revenues of more than $60 million and a long history with Ryobi printing presses. GSNA group members will offer Ryobi's complete line of printing equipment, both directly and through a 20-member authorized dealer network.
David Bell has rejoined Mitsubishi Imaging (MPM) as director of digital paper sales. His responsibilities include sales, training and the distribution of Mitsubishi's portfolio of digital papers.
At Yupo Corp. of America, Masakuni Fukutome has returned to the company headquarters in Japan and Paul Mitcham has succeeded him as president and CEO.
Sensible Technologies has acquired GBR Systems. Both companies are known for inserting and paper handling solutions for the mailing and graphic arts industries.
David Rose has been promoted to general manager of Sakurai USA. He is responsible for administration, budgets, direct and dealer sales for offset and screen press systems, as well as operations, service, parts and training.
As executive vice president of sales, marketing and service at KBA's sheetfed facility in Radebeul, Germany, Ralf Sammeck has taken on the additional responsibility for sheetfed offset press engineering.
The Charlotte, NC, and Columbia, SC, locations of xpedx have earned EPA Energy Star designation for energy efficiency. xpedx has established a goal to earn the Energy Star at seven facilities this year, and has earned Energy Star at 24 locations since 2011.
The Graphic Systems Div. of Fujifilm North America has joined CMYK Distributors' dealer network, making Fujifilm a national provider of Digital Information's InkZone ink presets and closed-loop product line. In other news, Fujifilm has entered into an agreement to purchase Royce Imaging Technologies. Royce is now part of Fujifilm's Graphic Systems Div. as a sales, service and distribution center in Salt Lake City.