Supplier NewsDecember 2013
Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A. President and COO Rick Taylor was named "Executive of the Year" for the third year in a row by The Cannata Report. This is also the seventh year he has been named "Manufacturer Executive of the Year" by independent dealers.
Brian Johnson has joined Sakurai USA as regional sales manager, responsibile for Sakurai offset and screen press systems and equipment in North America.
Nazdar Ink Technologies has named Phil McGugan vice president of sales and technical support.
Jeanne Harvey has been appointed sales representative for the Southeast region at Appleton Coated. She is responsible for serving Florida, Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina.
Mark Oggero has joined Goss International as senior vice president of global operations. In this newly created position, Oggero oversees the company's global manufacturing operations.
Susie Mendelssohn, longtime international marketing manager at INX Digital, has been promoted to North American sales manager. In this role, she now directs efforts to expand the channel distribution program through the sign and graphic market.
Finch Paper has appointed Stephanie Picard as mill manager to optimize the company's pulp, power and papermaking assets and process capabilities. She previously held manufacturing leadership positions at Georgia Pacific and International Paper.
RM Machinery has reached an agreement in principle with Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Printing and Packaging Machinery (MHI-PPM) to be the authorized distributor of MHI-PPM's Diamond brand of sheetfed offset presses, as well as its commercial web and newspaper presses. RM Machinery was established in 2013 by Rahul Kaushik, president of used machinery dealer PanPac LLC, and Marke Baker, senior vice president of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries America. RM Machinery will maintain a multimillion-dollar inventory of spare parts in the Philadelphia area.