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At KBA North America, Stefan Prohaska has been promoted to director of customer support for the web press division in North America.

Jeff Higgins, xpedx’s corporate director of marketing services and information, retired November 30. Higgins, who has held the top marketing services post since 1999, helped to centralize all of the company’s marketing functions, which resulted in millions of dollars in annual savings. Prior to his current position, he held positions with the former Nationwide Papers, Scott Paper, Monarch Paper, Moore Paper and Bancroft Paper.

John Williams has been tapped as Domtar Corp.’s new president and CEO, and will also be appointed to Domtar’s board of directors, when he takes up his new position in January. He succeeds Raymond Royer, who will retire after 12 years as CEO.

David Laursen has joined Wausau Paper’s Printing and Writing segment as district sales manager covering the upper Midwest region.

As part of Konica Minolta Graphic Imaging U.S.A.’s shift from analog to digital products, the company has reorganized its sales force into three sales regions. Craig Underwood has been tapped as the company’s Eastern regional sales manager; Pat Gear has been named Central regional sales manager; and Jerry Lewis has been appointed Western regional sales manager. In other news, the company has also reorganized its customer service team to be able to support CTP plates and associated hardware, as well as to better serve its customers by transitioning to a digital premedia supply company.

Dave Sarazen has been promoted to vice president of customer service for Goss International in the Americas. In the new position, he will oversee installation and service activities for Goss commercial and newspaper presses, as well as finishing systems in North and South America.

Muller Martini has named Frank Donnelly Jr. as its new regional sales manager for the New England states of Maine, Rhode Island, Vermont, New Hampshire and Massachusetts, in addition to maintaining his responsibilities of managing sales in Delaware, New Jersey, Connecticut, and parts of Pennsylvania and New York.

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