SUPPLIER newsAugust 2010
Three new appointments have been made at PressAccess. Walter Langley has been named PressAccess' bindery manager and Brausse specialist. Mike Morgan and Tom Wilson have joined as sales representatives for the Southwest and Southeast regions, respectively.
At LithoTechnics Inc., John Eames has been appointed CFO. He previously held positions at ScenicSoft (acquired by Creo Inc.), Creo Americas, WinEstimator Inc. and John Wagner Associates.
Printable Technologies and Ricoh Co. have signed an alliance agreement. Ricoh will now market two kinds of Printable Technologies' solution bundles with the Ricoh Pro C900, and incorporate the solutions into Ricoh's Business Development Program and Professional Service and Solution offerings. In other company news, Printable announced the acquisition of DirecType, a supplier of image personalization software.
interlinkONE Inc. has appointed Mark McIntosh as the company's new president. He succeeds John Foley Jr., who founded interlinkONE and will continue to serve as CEO. McIntosh most recently served as director of fulfillment solutions at Cedar Graphics.
Two appointments have been made at Mohawk Fine Papers. Paul Biesiadecki has been promoted to executive vice president. Vincent Giannetti has been named director of envelope operations. He now reports to Biesiadecki.
Essex Products Group (EPG) has entered into an agreement with Welas, Vaasa, Finland—manufacturer of segmented ink blades—making EPG the exclusive North American distributor of Welas products.
Nicole Rosseel has been appointed Punch Graphix Americas' new vice president of operations. Rosseel now reports to Michael Ring, president of Punch Graphix Americas. She also serves as a liaison between the company's U.S. and European operations.
Investment banking firm The Open Approach has formed a partnership with Svoboda Capital Partners on a new business platform in the Enterprise Content Management (ECM) market. The venture will assemble ECM providers to create a single-source enterprise to respond to the growing needs of the global business community.
NELA has donated a Vision PunchBender to the Rochester Institute of Technology's Printing Applications Laboratory. In other news, NELA announced a joint venture with Proteck, a graphic arts supplier based in Chennai, India. The two companies will join efforts in engineering, selling and servicing CTP processors and plate ovens for the North and South American printing markets.
Printers Software has announced a partnership with Survey Advantage, wherein Printers Software users now have access to the CustomerPulse program, a retention, revenue preservation and lead generation program, offered through Survey Advantage.
EskoArtwork has relocated its North American headquarters from Vandalia, OH, to a new 30,000-square-foot facility in Miamisburg, OH.
BCC Software has appointed Chris Lien as president. He succeeded K. Jon Runstrom, BCC Software's founder and president, who had served more than 30 years at the company.
Expansion plans have been announced by BÖWE BELL + HOWELL for a new customer excellence and demonstration center in Durham, NC. Slated for a grand opening later this summer, the center will feature a wide range of inserting, sorting, software, vision and service offerings.
Two appointments have been made at Pitney Bowes. Vicki O'Meara has been named an executive vice president and president of Pitney Bowes Management Services and Government & Postal Affairs. John O'Hara has been named a vice president and president of Pitney Bowes Business Insight (PBBI).
Greg Friesser, Sakurai USA's former director of operations, has been chosen as the new general manager. John Wokurka, Sakurai's former spare parts manager, has been appointed as operations manager.
GPA has acquired TEC Papers USA, a national distributor of sheetfed pressure-sensitive paper, film and digital substrates, from Wausau Coated Products. In other company news, Tom Brooker has been named president and CEO. His background includes positions with Wallace Computer Services, RR Donnelley, Nashua Corp. and Teraco. PI