SUPPLIER newsJune 2009
H.S. Boyd Co. has launched a Website (www.offset-diecutting.com) with information specifically on its new In-line Offset Cutting (IOC) system.
The National Association for Printing Leadership (NAPL) has named Gerald Nathe, chairman of Baldwin Technology, as its 2009 Vanguard Award recipient. Honoring distinguished leadership, it was presented to him during a ceremony in Tucson, AZ.
OutputLinks named Mary Ann Bennett as its 2009 Women of Distinction Award recipient. Bennett, president and CEO of The Bennett Group, has more than 30 years of experience in the direct marketing industry, and is nationally recognized as an expert on U.S. postal automation.
At Presstek Inc., Daniel Victory has been tapped as the new global technical director for digital plates, responsible for overseeing customer and sales team technical support (pre- and post-sale) for Presstek digital plate products.
Don Michelucci has been named vice president of direct sales at RISO Inc. Michelucci comes to RISO from Ricoh Corp., where he served most recently.
InsideUp has announced the commercial launch of its online lead generation platform (www.insideup.com) for business services that integrates a next-generation business matching platform with interactive media tools and category-specific communities. It is designed to assist small businesses in searching, interacting with and requesting quotes from business service vendors, including print providers.
Two appointments have been made at Harris & Bruno International. Crystal Flutur has been named Eastern regional sales manager, covering the Eastern United States and Canada. Kevin Meier is the company's new marketing director.
The new pressroom application of the Taskero Universe suite of performance analysis tools was shown in action by Fujifilm Graphic Systems U.S.A. during a series of Technology Demo Days recently hosted by Komori America.
Western States Envelope & Label has launched a new online stock ordering site (www.westernstatesenvelope.com), which allows customers to order products, check order status, or browse through its expansive selection of stock envelope products.
LithoTechnics Inc. has signed a distribution agreement with Royce Photo/Graphics Supply, a full-line dealer and authorized service center. Under the agreement, Royce will sell and service LithoTechnics' Metrix automated job planning and imposition software, available for Windows and Mac OS X.
New York-based NAK Integrated Marketing and Pottier Marketing and Communications, of Frankfurt, Germany, have entered into a joint venture agreement to share resources and expertise. The strategic alliance will also enable both companies to efficiently expand their operations into new market sectors and increase market reach on both sides of the Atlantic.
At Muller Martini, Rudolph Müller has been named chairman of the board. He succeeds Hans Moor, who will remain vice chairman of the board. Bruno Müller has been selected as the company's new CEO.
Dan Quenzer has been appointed Mitsubishi Lithographic Presses' new sheetfed sales director for the company's Western region. He is now responsible for overseeing district sales managers that cover 13 Western and Southwestern states.
Bobst Group North America has installed a Commercial 106 E Autoplaten diecutter and Visionfold 110-A2 CS folder-gluer at its West Coast Training and Demonstration Center, located in Advanced Die Supplies' Santa Fe Springs, CA facility. Also, Martial Duperrut is now responsible for managing Bobst's field service activities in the West Coast region.
Baldwin Technology has signed an agreement with the German ink supply specialist Betz Technologies to represent Betz in the United States. PI