SUPPLIER newsJune 2008
Martin Schoeppler has been appointed as the new CEO and president at Fujifilm Dimatix, a wholly owned subsidiary of Fujifilm Corp. Schoeppler joined Fujifilm Dimatix in 2004 as vice president of strategic business development, and was named vice president of marketing and sales in 2007. In addition, Marc Torrey has been promoted to vice president of marketing. At Fujifilm Graphic Systems U.S.A., there are new appointments, including Masahiro Ota, who has been tapped as the company’s new president and CEO. Additionally, the company’s national sales team has been reorganized. Todd Zimmerman has been named vice president of field sales, while Phil Kane has taken on the role of vice president of national equipment sales.
Heidelberg USA has promoted Dan Maurer to vice president of postpress product management. Maurer is now responsible for enhancing Heidelberg’s line of postpress equipment, including folders, cutters, saddlestitchers, adhesive binding equipment, diecutters and folding carton gluers. He has also held industry positions with Kodak and Xerox.
Joel Honea, an 18-year industry veteran, has joined the sales and customer support team at LithoTechnics Inc. He is responsible for Metrix, the company’s automated job planning and imposition system.
The Print Council announced that Mohawk Fine Papers has joined the organization. The council was established to help develop, maintain and expand the market for printed materials.
At Screen (USA), Scott Benson has been promoted to the newly created position of product coordinator for CTP/Workflow. Benson previously served as technical support specialist at the company’s corporate headquarters. Benson is now responsible for helping the company more effectively serve existing and prospective customers for the PlateRite family of thermal CTP platesetters and workflow applications within the Trueflownet business solution.
As a result of its acquisition of Stora Enso North America, NewPage Corp. has integrated its coated No. 5 and uncoated web paper lines. NewPage has also renamed several products that had Stora Enso brand names. In other company news, Barry Nelson has joined NewPage’s leadership team as senior vice president of sales.
Presstek Inc. has appointed Frank D. Steenburgh to its board of directors. Steenburgh, who has more than 25 years of senior management experience in digital printing, currently serves as the chief marketing officer at ColorCentric Corp. As a new board member, Steenburgh is responsible for helping the company expand its role in the growing digital color printing market.
Two personnel additions have been made at Buhrs Americas. Michael Wydro has joined as senior field service engineer/major account site manager. Charles Rittmann, formerly an account executive at Konica Minolta Graphic Imaging USA, has been tapped as Northeast regional sales manager.
The Print Suppliers Group (PSG) has announced the addition of three new members: Bowers Ink, Nashville, TN; Primary Colors, Greensboro, NC; and Strategic Ink Solutions, Chicago. Reflecting the need for modest-sized ink suppliers to combine their sourcing power, the growth of PSG brings member ink suppliers’ revenues to around $70 million—up 40 percent from just a year ago. Additionally, members are also rolling out private label inks under the PSG banner.
QuadTech Inc. has purchased Vigitek, a designer and manufacturer of print inspection technology. The acquisition brings together QuadTech’s register guidance system with Vigitek’s print defect detection technology. Based in Ireland, Vigitek will operate as a subsidiary of QuadTech. PI