SUPPLIER newsAugust 2010
The UK-based international print recruitment firm Pyramid Consultancy has formed an alliance with PrintLink, a graphic arts industry placement specialist serving the United States and Canada, for all printing and packaging related technologies.
David Murphy has been tapped as marketing director for HP's Graphics Solutions Business, Americas, replacing Francis McMahon (who left the company). He now reports to Jan Riecher, vice president and general manager of Graphics Solutions Business, Americas. Murphy most recently served as vice president of marketing at RISO.
Van Son Holland Ink has made key shifts in the roles of three senior management staff members. Joe Bendowski, former president, has been promoted to CEO, where he oversees and directs all operations with a particular focus on business development. John Sammis, former vice president of sales and marketing, succeeds Bendowski as president. And, John Bendowski, national sales manager, has been named vice president of sales and marketing. In other company news, James Carstairs is now responsible for providing technical support throughout the West Coast region; and Victor Flores is responsible for the Southeast region, as well as supporting Van Son's Caribbean and South American customer base.
The Hague District Court in The Netherlands has issued a second favorable ruling for Xingraphics Co. in a patent infringement lawsuit brought by Agfa Graphics, according to Xingraphics. The court reportedly found that Xingraphics' FIT and FIT Xtra plate technology did not infringe upon a patent held by Agfa Graphics.
Several organizational changes have been announced at Ricoh Americas: Kevin Togashi, chairman and CEO of Ricoh Americas Holdings; Matthew Espe, chairman and CEO of Ricoh Americas; Jeffrey Hickling has expanded his current role as president and COO of IKON Office Solutions to become president and CEO of Ricoh U.S.; and Martin Brodigan, executive vice president and CFO for Ricoh Americas.
Jamie Sutphin has rejoined Braden Sutphin Ink as a technical sales representative after 25 years of experience in the printing ink industry.
Mike Honerlaw has been named regional technical director at Tower Products, covering the Midwestern region, including Illinois, Wisconsin, Michigan, Indiana, Minnesota and Iowa.
A strategic partnership has been forged between Screen (USA) and Online Print Solutions, wherein Screen (USA) will deliver Online Print Solutions' products that facilitate Web-enabled print ordering, dynamic publishing and cross-media marketing.