SUPPLIER newsSeptember 2009
StockLayouts LLC (www.stocklayouts.com) announced its new Web-to-print Template Subscription, which offers printers and marketing companies a way to easily create professional design templates for their Web-to-print storefronts and to design online applications. The 24-month subscription includes 24/7 access to the entire StockLayouts design library.
American Thermoplastic celebrated its 55th anniversary recently. Founded in 1954, the company now manufactures custom-imprinted ring binders, index tabs, pocket folders and related loose-leaf products.
Dan King is the new Western region national sales manager at Mohawk Fine Papers. Prior to joining Mohawk, he served at CTI Paper as president and owner/partner.
At InfoPrint Solutions, Daisuke Segawa has appointed president and CEO. In addition, Jeff Paterra, senior vice president and general manager of technology and solutions development at InfoPrint, has been named to the board of managers.
Richard (Dick) Sutis, Goss International's president, retired July 31 after 44 years of service. He will retain his positions as vice chairman of the board of directors at Shanghai Goss Graphic Systems, a Goss joint venture with Shanghai Electric Group in China, as well as a member of the board of directors of Goss Graphics Systems Japan Corp.
Sun Chemical has signed an asset purchase agreement with Graphic Packaging International to purchase certain assets and liabilities of Handschy inks, coatings and varnishes business. Handschy's customer lists, formulations and trademarks are included in the agreement.
Mike Flebbe and Dave Macaluso are the new full-line press technicians at ServiceAccess, the service arm of PressAccess, a supplier of pre-owned printing equipment.
Anthony Crupi Sr. is the Pitman Co.'s new CEO. Crupi was also named to Pitman's board of directors. He replaces Peter Schmidt, who remains as chairman of the board.
Fabian Prudhomme is the new vice president of Enfocus, a business unit of EskoArtwork. He previously led EskoArtwork's consulting services, and succeeds Enfocus founder Peter Camps.
Angelo Possemato has been named director of national accounts at INX International Ink. Possemato comes to INX from Komori America, where he served most recently.
Luther Erlund has joined DiMS! organizing print as president, North America. He previously held management and sales positions at EFI and Tailored Solutions.
Heidelberg Systemservice now offers a new Foundation Design option as part of its Installation and Relocation Service for companies looking to install a new press, relocate production or combine multiple plants. The new service is offered for all Heidelberg Speedmaster products, as well as for Heidelberg Dymatrix 105 and 106 diecutters.
Mark Barbone is the new director of business development, Imaging Films, at Southwest Plastic Binding.
At La Crosse Litho Supply, Javier Mahmoud has been tapped as the new technology business manager, responsible for the sale and support of digital equipment, technology services (including ColorLink) and software solutions.
Timber Products Inspection has been accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) for chain-of-custody certifications to Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) and the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certifications schemes (PEFC), as well ISO/IECD Guide 65.
Superior Printing Ink announced four new management promotions. James La Rocca has been promoted to COO; Stephen Foy to senior vice president, sales and operations; Richard Czarnecki to senior vice president and chief technical officer; and Peter Nunez to vice president of finance and administration.
Several executive transitions have been made at BCC Software, a BÖWE BELL + HOWELL company. Former founder and president K. Jon Runstrom has retired. He is succeeded by executive vice president Chris Lien and senior vice president Jim Mann. Other adjustments include the appointment of Bob Schimek to vice president of software engineering. BCC's sales and business development teams will now operate as a single unit under the leadership of Corey Smith, vice president of business development.
A manufacturing agreement has been made between EFI and Nazdar. Nazdar, a long-time distributor of EFI's VUTEk printers and inks to the North American screen printing market, will now produce EFI's VUTEk and Inkware solvent inks.
Hitting a milestone of 1,000 companies registered, Domino North America celebrated the one-year anniversary of the launch of its online ordering system, buydomino.com, where customers can place orders, look up parts information and pricing, check availability and monitor shipping.
Kotaro Morita has been promoted to director of SAKATA INX's International Operation Division and chairman of the board of INX International. He succeeds Hiroshi Ota, who has retired. Yuichi Kataura has assumed the role of chief technical officer, director of R&D for INX International, as well as senior vice president on the INX board of directors.
At Goss International, John Gallagher has been tapped as the new director of business development for the Goss Lifetime Support program in North and South America. He is now responsible for developing and coordinating service, parts and enhancement initiatives to improve the performance and extend the lifespan of Goss systems.
Bobst Group North America has created an additional customer support region and named Larry Gannon as its newest customer service manager, responsible for the Mid-Atlantic region. Tom Frey will now serve the Northeast region.
To further expand distribution of its Anapurna line of UV wide-format systems, Agfa Graphics has signed Global Imaging as its newest national wide-format dealer.
NELA has reloacted from Oakdale, MN, into a new 60,000-square-foot facility in River Falls, WI.
An agreement has been made between BÖWE BELL + HOWELL and Lasermax Roll Systems, wherein BÖWE BELL + HOWELL will integrate its JETVision software technology into Lasermax Roll Systems' WebVision product line.
A strategic partnership has been made between MGI Digital Graphic Technology and Axode wherein MGI will integrate Axode's vision systems on MGI's Meteor DP60 Pro four-color multi-substrate digital presses. The combined system is designed to ensure the integrity of secure variable data print jobs. PI