GOA Attracts Diverse Audience MIAMI BEACH, FL—Despite the fallout from a downturn in the South Florida housing market and the weak U.S. economy, officials who kicked off the recent Graphics of the Americas were all smiles as they cut the ribbon for the annual exposition and conference, which also attracts some 40 percent attendance from the Latin American market.

NELA Brüder Neumeister, of Lahr, Germany, has acquired the entire product range of OMCS Optical Measurement in Dessau, Germany. OMCS is a leader in the field of optical surface inspection systems for the industrial examination of rubber, polymer and ceramic parts.

Manugraph DGM (MDGM) will now offer agency agreements for the resale of printing presses and related plant equipment. This includes turnkey solutions to both the commercial and newspaper printing industries for the resale, removal, reconfiguration, reconditioning and reinstallation of used printing equipment.

Wausau Paper has opened a new, 300,000-square-foot Midwest Printing & Writing distribution hub in Bedford Park, IL. Beginning operations in June, the new hub will centralize the company’s existing Appleton and Brokaw, WI, distribution activities.

Two executive additions have been announced at xpedx. Formerly with Mitsubishi Lithographic Presses, Don Coggswell has been tapped as national manager of sales, large-format press products. Bill Van Buskirk is the new national manager of sales, prepress, small-format press, and postpress products. He most recently served in a capacity at Heidelberg.

At Goss International, Wesley Clements has been named vice president of Goss’ Lifetime Support program in North America, and is now responsible for overseeing integrated parts, service, training and enhancements for the company’s full range of web offset press and print finishing systems.

At Unisource Worldwide, Eric Walter has been named the new vice president of finance. Joining Unisource in 2004, Walter most recently served as vice president of financial planning and analysis. PI

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