Marie Leising & Associates has undergone a major expansion with the acquisition of Newhouse Associates, another established industry recruitment firm. Marie Leising's agency specializes in the recruitment of full-time, senior level executive to hourly employee, positions within the printing and packaging companies across the country.
Go Miyazaki is now corporate vice president of Fujifilm in Tokyo, while continuing his role as president and CEO of Fujifilm North America. In addition, Shigeru Sano has been promoted to president of Fujifilm Holdings America; Judy Melillo has succeeded him as vice president, general counsel and secretary.
Mohawk has restructured into two distinct business units: Mohawk Fine Paper and Mohawk Digital. Kevin Richard, formerly executive vice president of operations and COO, has been named president of Mohawk Fine Paper Div. Paul Biesiadecki, previously executive vice president of sales and marketing, has been appointed president of Mohawk Digital.
Jonathan Taffler, 54, of Wilton, CT, passed away on Sept. 13. He was the founder and former president of Programmed Solutions and, more recently, president and co-founder of Spitfire Management.
Spartanics has purchased Malahide Hot Stamping Presses. Malahide technology will be engineered, manufactured, sold and serviced by Spartanics, but electronic marketing will continue on the Malahide Website.
Canon Solutions America has strengthened its PressGo! site, which offers industry data, vertical market briefs, white papers and case studies, as well as a successful Webinar series. Updates include a blog, advanced search functions and marketing content to help its customers compete in today's multi-channel reality.
The specialty chemicals group ALTANA has acquired the specialty coatings business of Henkel, which sells products under the brand names MiraFoil and Miracure. In the United States, the business will be integrated into ACTEGA Kelstar.
After experiencing increased demand for bearings and related products for prepress, offset, digital printing and paper converting, Emerson Bearing has established a Printing Division to specifically cater to these markets.
Michael Charest has joined GMC Software Technology as vice president of sales for financial services and insurance.
To reflect its expansion into digital printer upgrades, parts and support for its customers, Collins Ink has changed its name to Collins Inkjet Corp.
Four new appointments have been made at Finch Paper. Rob Ferragina has been named national sales director. Catherine Collins is now territory sales manager covering New England. New territory sales manager on the West Coast is Kristen Fillion. Bob Elliott has been named territory sales manager in the Southeast.
Imaging Solutions has signed a service agreement with Print Finishing Partners to install and service its layflat photobook and print-on-demand binding equipment.
Michael Lambert has been hired as vice president of Bell and Howell's Enterprise Solutions Group. Lambert will oversee the expansion of workflow automation and digital communications solutions.
Tom Green, who most recently served as a sales manager at AGFA, has joined Durst's UV inkjet digital production printing solutions team as sales manager for the Great Lakes region. He is responsible for sales in Wisconsin, Illinois, Michigan, Indiana, Ohio, Kentucky, West Virginia and Virginia.
Enfocus has appointed Jeffrey Phillips as senior product specialist, North America. He is now responsible for education, training and support of Enfocus products for North American customers.
MGI Digital Graphic Technology has acquired a 100 percent stake in CERADROP, a French company specializing in the design and manufacturing of high-end inkjet equipment suited for the printed electronics market and for the printing of 3D components.