SUPPLIER newsNovember 2008
GREENWOOD, SC—U.S. Republican Senator Lindsey Graham of South Carolina (left) participated in the 20th anniversary celebration of the North American manufacturing and R&D headquarters of Fujifilm Manufacturing U.S.A., which is located here on a 500-acre complex.
Air Motion Systems Opens Eco-Facility
RIVER FALLS, WI—Air Motion Systems (AMS) recently held an open house and ribbon-cutting ceremony at its new manufacturing facility for community members, local officials and regional economic developers. The new facility was designed from the ground up for “green” certification based on Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) criteria, which serves as a voluntary scoring system for sustainable, energy-efficient building design.
Barry Shapiro is the new senior account manager at SMART Papers, responsible for the metro New York region. In other news, SMART Papers is in the process of building a new energy facility that will make all of the company’s products fully carbon neutral and fossil fuel-free by late 2009.
In response to the increase in Prism’s market share in North America and its continued planned expansion, Michelle Mikka-Van Der Stuyf has been appointed as the new operations manager of Prism North America.
In January 2009, xpedx will open a new xpedx Technology Center at its Cincinnati headquarters. The new center, replacing its Cleveland and Kansas City, KS, tech centers, will reportedly be the only center in the United States to allow printers the ability to evaluate products from multiple OEMs across all prepress, press and postpress functions in a live print production environment. Separately, the parts department for xpedx’s Ryobi offset press business will be moved from Kansas City to a distribution hub in Memphis, TN, in early 2009.
John Scillieri has been promoted to vice president of sales at Woodward Jogger Aerators.
Superior Printing Ink has expanded sales of ISO 2846-1 compliant process inks in its sheetfed, UV and heatset web product lines.
At Andover, MA-based Standard Finishing Systems, Bill Gunther III has been added as the company’s new mailing systems business manager. He helped launch Gunther International in 1981, and is now responsible for establishing Standard’s KAS inserting systems product line with Standard’s graphic arts and mailing equipment dealer channels.