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Working closely with Westamerica Graphics, of Foothill Ranch, CA, the Zoological Society of San Diego conceptualized a shelf tag to market gift cards offering discounted admissions for the San Diego Zoo and the San Diego Zoo’s Wild Animal Park. To ensure the tags would withstand their intended life-cycle, they were printed on 74-lb. cover synthetic paper from Yupo Corp.

Robert Berg has been appointed director of sales at Standard Finishing Systems, taking over for George Vergilis, who is retiring after 40 years in the printing industry. In other news, the company received the 2007 Harold W. Gegenheimer (Corporate) Award for industry service and support from NPES The Association for Suppliers of Printing, Publishing and Converting Technologies.

Steve Fletcher—Eastman Kodak’s general manager of New Printing Technologies and vice president of its Consumer Digital Group—has been tapped as the company’s new general manager of Electrophotographic Printing Solutions and vice president of the Graphic Communications Group (GCG). Fletcher, who will retain his former duties, will be responsible for supporting the Kodak NexPress digital color platform and Kodak Digimaster black-and-white production systems.

Gary Fisher has been appointed by Goss International to head a new initiative to promote lifetime support service and training in North America. He is working with sales and service teams to develop programs and strategies to optimize the performance of Goss systems.

xpedx recently relaunched and expanded its xpedx.com marketing site. Users now have an easy-to-navigate point of entry to online product catalogs and procurement tools. PI

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