Fry Communications, Mechanicsburg, PA, announced the addition of Paul Duffy to its Directory Services Sales Group Staff. Duffy is a 25-year Yellow Page industry publisher, who most recently served as regional sales manager with publishing software provider Yellow Magic. He will play an instrumental sales/service role in Fry’s heatset printing business, as well as building upon its Web-based directory FryCATS.

The Print Council announced that Lawton Printing, Spokane, WA, Friesens Corp., of Altona, Manitoba, Canada, and Corporate Press, Landover, MD, have joined the organization’s membership. As new members, these printers will work with other companies to increase demand for printed materials to help promote the value of print to the economy, as well as to advertisers and the entire communications stream.

The Association of Independent Printing Paper Merchants (AIPPM) has announced the recipient of its 2006 Peyton Shaner Award: Gary Cone, vice president of Litho Craft, a Seattle-based commercial printer. As a Litho Craft executive, printing industry author and speaker, past president of the Pacific Printing & Imaging Association, and a former recipient of the (graphic arts industry’s) Ben Franklin Award, Cone was selected for the award for his many significant contributions to the paper and graphic arts industry.

Stephen Kaufman has been appointed chief technology officer at Des Plaines, IL-based Schawk, a provider of visual brand image management solutions for the consumer products packaging industry. Kaufman joined Schawk in 1994, where he held a number of senior technical positions, most recently serving as vice president of client strategy.

Bonnie L. Sigel has been hired as a sales and marketing solutions provider for Harleysville, PA-based Alcom. Sigel has more than 18 years of printing sales experience, having served at Acorn Press and Commercial Printing. In other news, Alcom recently opened the doors of its new 45,000-square-foot addition, which features an automated warehouse, and direct mail and in-house postal facility.

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