SUPPLIER newsFebruary 2011
The sales team at DirectSmile has been reorganized. They include: Thomas Pennetta, systems engineer; Dan Lindenbaum, regional sales manager; and Jerry Modugno, national sales manager. Tobias Flores, sales director, will also support DirectSmile's U.S. business out of its Berlin headquarters.
Luther Erlund has been selected as Prism's new North American sales manager. He is now responsible for sales of the Prism WIN MIS solution and Prism QTMS, an automated shop floor data capture solution.
Two new territory sales managers have joined the sales team at GPA, Specialty Substrate Solutions. Brian Patrick is now responsible for sales in the Eastern half of the United States, and Shaun Patrick now covers the Western half.
RBP Chemical Technology has acquired substantially all of the assets of New England Newspaper Supply Co. (NENSCO) of Millbury, MA. RBP has retained office and warehouse space in the Worcester, MA, area and NENSCO's key sales and support employees, as well as its executives, Brad and Jon Beaton.
Papierfabrik Scheufelen GmbH (Scheufelen), a manufacturer of coated wood-free premium papers based in Lenningen, Germany, and owned by the Finnish paper group Powerflute OYJ, has announced several management changes. Kim Jokipii has returned as CEO of the company. He succeeds Michael Spallart who now assists Powerflute with development projects elsewhere in the group. Hariolf Koeder has been tapped as the company's deputy CEO.
Joe Demharter, vice president of sales for Presstek Inc., has joined the board of directors at Hybrid Integration, a software developer and MIS provider.
SAKATA INX, parent company of INX International Ink, has purchased an additional interest (three million shares) of Toyo Ink stock, a company with which it has capital and business ties.
At France-based Nipson SAS, majority shareholder Loïc Dufeil, chairman of the company ADT, has acquired 100 percent of Nipson SAS and is seeking to recapitalize the digital printing equipment manufacturer. Ghislain Ségard is now chairman of Nipson SAS. PI