SUPPLIER newsApril 2008
WSI (We Simplify the Internet), an Internet consulting firm that provides solutions to small- and medium-sized businesses, has developed a franchise model to help graphic communication professionals extend their businesses into the Internet development and consulting arena. The company offers training and certification programs.
Pace Systems Group, developer of the ePace print management system, and LithoTechnics, which offers the Metrix automatic layout calculator, have entered into a partnership agreement to integrate their products.
Customers, developers, company representatives and industry leaders recently gathered in Boston for an ilinkONE user group meeting held by interlinkONE Inc. Barbara Pellow, of InfoTrends, was the keynote speaker.
At MBM Corp., Ned Ginsburg has been promoted to president and CFO, succeeding Thomas Gallagher, who retired. Michael Venittelli has been promoted to executive vice president of sales and marketing.
William Carroll has been appointed president and CEO of Lasermax Roll Systems. Carroll previously served as president of Roll Systems prior to the merger with Stralfors’ Lasermax division. Jeff Kewin has been promoted to president, Americas and Asia/Pacific. Kewin formerly served as the company’s executive vice president, global marketing and business development.
Kocher and Beck has named H.S. Boyd Co. as the exclusive U.S. agent for its In-line Offset Cutting (IOC) diecutting system, which enables printers to diecut, perforate, cut or crease directly on an offset press.
Dennis McManus is the new Western regional sales manager at Tensor Group, responsible for 12 Western U.S. states, the Canadian provinces of Alberta and British Columbia, and the Northwest and Yukon Territories.
Sakurai USA has added three new staff members. Greg Friesser has been named operations manager with responsibility for logistics and administrative support. Phil Scardina and Anthony Voorhees have joined the Sakurai Service Support Group.
Presstek Inc. has entered into an alliance with Press-sense that sees it now offering Press-sense iWay Web-to-print and Business Flow management software. Presstek plans to offer both hosted and licensed software implementations.
Eugene Langlais II, president of Capricorn Research, has been named the recipient of the 2007 Robert F. Reed Technology Medal by the Ben Franklin Society of PIA/GATF. His career includes stints with Presstek Inc. and Polaroid Graphics Imaging. PI