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September 2008
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New Plant Draws Large Crowd

ALEXANDRIA, VA-- DigiLink welcomed about 325 guests to an open house in celebration of its new, 39,000-square-foot facility. The new building allowed DigiLink to consolidate its printing and bindery operations under one roof. According to Michael Wight, president and CEO of DigiLink, the facility has enabled the printer to enjoy 15 percent growth since it moved there in early March. Wight says the company is in the process of selecting a new six-color press.

RIS, Parsons, Mohawk, IKON, EFI, Pitman, Komori and KBA were among the vendors on hand.



RPI, Tukwila, WA, announced three new appointments. Russell Nickel is the company's new CFO; Rick Bellamy has joined the company as chief information officer, and Gary Horsfall has been tapped as vice president of manufacturing. In other company news, RPI has expanded its corporate offices to allow for growth within the company's separate manufacturing facility.

Carlstadt-NJ based Pictorial Offset has named David Luke vice president of sales. He previously held positions at Time Inc., Form House and Vertis Communications. The new production coordinator is Joni Schiell, who formerly served as a customer service representative at Trend Offset Printing.

At JohnsByrne Co., Niles, IL, Ken Ingram has been named the new executive vice president of sales. He formerly served as district sales manager with Eastman Kodak.

Public Printer Robert C. Tapella has announced the appointment of Paul Erickson as Deputy Public Printer for the U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO). He previously held positions at RR Donnelley and Polestar Sheffield.

Gordon Klepec has been promoted to the newly created position of vice president of sales and marketing at Portland, OR-based Wright Enterprises.

Craig Oslos is the new director of digital solutions at Dallas-based Jarvis Press, a Consolidated Graphics company. Jarvis also reports that it has added a Moll folder/gluer to its bindery and has begun construction for the installation of a second, larger-format Xerox iGen digital press.

Ron Dahl, Ph.D., has been named as the new executive director at the Institute for Graphics and Imaging (IGI), based at the Harry V. Quadracci Printing Education and Technology Center, Waukesha County Technical College, Pewaukee, WI. Dahl is now responsible for overseeing IGI's advanced workshops and seminars, custom training program development, bookstore/publishing services and exhibition facilities.

At Associates Graphic Services, Wilmington, DE, Megan Kradzinski has joined the sales team as an account manager focused on the healthcare/pharmaceutical industry.
 

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