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Wausau Paper has earned Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certification on 12 major brands sold through its Printing & Writing segment. The FSC certification of more than 680 stock items covers all of the company’s products within all eight of its Royal brands of writing, text and cover items, as well as all items within the Astropaque opaque, Astroparche parchment, Creative Collection scrapbooking and Professional Series fine business stationery brands. Also, Kimbra Klopfer has joined the company as the Los Angeles district sales manager and Glenn Forslund is now Northeast district sales manager.

Univenture Inc., a manufacturer of multimedia packaging solutions and media storage and mailing products, announced the promotions of Jim Geers to director of sales and Johanna Espinosa to marketing director.

Smith RPM, a manufacturer of web offset press dampening and blanket cleaning systems, announced that its majority shareholder, Evello AB of Sweden, has purchased all outsanding shares of Grafiskt Team, a manufacturer of spray dampening and blanket cleaning systems. The three companies will form an alliance for the joint marketing, manufacturing and technical support of graphic arts products worldwide.

Océ Business Services has increased its participation in the U.S. Postal Service’s (USPS) Mailpiece Quality Control (MQC) training and certification program to enable clients to reduce postal costs and improve delivery. With a goal to have more than 90 percent of its field personnel and management staff certified, the company already has trained 88 percent of its senior-level managers.

Presstek Inc. has hired Todd Chambers, who is now responsible for directing Press- tek’s worldwide marketing in his role as chief marketing officer.

Komori Corp., of Tokyo, is the recipient of the 2007 Industry Award of NAPL, given during the NAPL Top Management Conference held March 7-11. The award is bestowed annually to a graphic arts manufacturer or supplier in recognition of contributions to the industry. Separately, Dr. J. Page Crouch, alumni professor emeritus of graphic communications at Clemson University, received NAPL’s 2007 Technical Leadership Award.

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