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February 2008
Kevin JoyceEastman Kodak’s managing director of the Graphic Communications Group (GCG) for the United States and Canada (US&C)—has been named a company vice president and chief marketing officer of the GCG. David Wigfield, who was the managing director of GCG’s business in the United Kingdom, has been tapped to fill Joyce’s former position.

Elinor Midlik, president of Prime UV Systems, received the 2007 Harold W. Gegenheimer Award for industry service by an individual. Midlik was honored because of her active involvement on the association’s Show Policy, Strategic Planning, and Programs and Meetings committees.

The new vice president and general manager of xpedx Printing Technologies/Ryobi is John Torrey, who now oversees all aspects of business strategy including operations, sales and marketing. Torrey, a 25-year industry veteran, previously served as general manager of the xpedx Northern California Division.

Mark Milbourn, a 15-year industry veteran, is the new district sales manager at Komori America. Before joining Komori, he co-founded The Milbourn Pressworks Co. In his new role, Milbourn is responsible for the territory encompassing: Cleveland; Detroit; Toledo, OH; Columbus, OH; Charleston, SC; Pittsburgh; and Erie, PA.

IMC America has announced an agreement to sell Oxytech UV curing systems to the web market. Oxytech, a manufacturer with installations at leading printers such as RR Donnelley and Quad/Graphics, also produces infrared and other drying systems in addition to UV technology.

Michael Ring has been appointed chief marketing officer and vice president of business development at Punch Graphix Americas. He is now responsible for overall marketing and increasing sales of the company’s Xeikon digital color printing solutions in North America.

Mailing industry and postal issues expert Chris Lien has been appointed executive vice president of BCC Software, a Böwe Bell + Howell company. Lien will offer perspective and guidance with regard to the ongoing development of Mail Manager 2010 presorting and list management software, address-enhancing BCC Data Services, and other BCC products and offerings.

Tom Cernera, a 30-year industry veteran, has rejoined Brandtjen & Kluge as the company’s North American sales manager. Cernera plans on dividing his time between Kluge headquarters in St. Croix Falls, WI, and direct market interaction with the field sales team.

Rudi Lenz, Sun Chemical’s senior vice president, CFO and board member, has been appointed as the company’s new CEO and president. He replaces Dr. David Hill, who has retired. Susan Guerin has been hired as senior vice president and CFO.


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