Supplier NewsJanuary 2012
Resolute Forest Products has joined the World Wildlife Fund's (WWF) Climate Savers program. The paper manufacturer has pledged to reduce its absolute greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 65 percent compared to 2000 levels by 2015, increase the FSC forest certification of its managed forests to 80 percent by 2015, and obtain third-party, chain-of-custody certification this year at all of its North American pulp and paper mills.
At Unisource Worldwide, James Martin is now vice president of facilities supplies, national accounts. He joins the company with more than 20 years of senior-level experience in sales, marketing and product management at Heidelberg NA, including its successful entry into the supplies and consumables business.
Mark Butryn has been named vice president of sales, packaging, at xpedx. He now reports to Dan Watkoske, xpedx executive vice president of sales.
Kodak has formed a new business team, Inkjet Technology Partnerships, which will allow companies seeking to implement customized inkjet solutions for the production and functional print space to have access to Kodak's Stream inkjet technology.
Ferrostaal Equipment Solutions North America is now selling genuine Ryobi press parts and consumables to printers nationwide. Ferrostaal's inventory includes parts and consumables for the Ryobi 920, 750/780, 520, 3304 and 3302 series presses, as well as legacy Ryobi presses. Its new parts center is located near the Memphis International Airport.
The staff at GPA, Specialty Substrate Solutions, participated in the Alliance for the Children's annual "Wishes to Santa" program, which provides children in need with clothes and toys.
Baldwin Technology has entered into an agreement to be acquired by Forsyth Baldwin, a company controlled by Forsyth Capital Investors.
Tod Ratcliffe has been promoted to director of graphic arts and production at OKI Data Americas. He is now responsible for the sales and distribution channel development of the OKI proColor series of color printers.
Océ North America has named Patrick Chapuis president and CEO. He will also retain his current responsibilities as president of the Wide Format Printing Systems division of Océ North America. Chapuis succeeds Joseph Skrzypczak, who has retired from the company.
At Bell and Howell, Leslie Stern has been promoted from president to CEO, replacing George Marton who has retired from the company. Stern formerly served as CEO of National Envelope and as CEO of Central Lewmar.
Dena Woerner has been hired as vice president for Grow Socially, a provider of online marketing services including social media, Website development and SEO.
Cindy Woods, president and CEO of The CMO Team, has become the first Kolbe-certified consultant specifically focused on the graphic communications industry.
At Harris & Bruno International, Christopher Hogge has been promoted from approved parts sales representative to sales manager of anilox rolls/spare parts.
Norwood Marking Systems has appointed Bhavin Davé to the position of business unit manager, overseeing the operations of Norwood Marking Systems, Allen Coding Systems and Kingsley Machine Co.
Catalyst Paper has donated more than $15,000 to Cal Poly's Graphic Communication Department to support a summer internship at Trend Offset in Los Alamitos, CA. The money was raised during the annual Doc Stapleton golf tournament.
Goss International has merged two of its operations in France as a single corporate entity for manufacturing and support operations. The organizational move will not impact capabilities or the size of the workforce at the major European facilities that Goss maintains in Nantes and Montataire, France, as well as Preston, England, and Boxmeer, The Netherlands.
Proforma has announced six new member companies: Adrian Agostan, Proforma Total Marketing Solutions, Kitchener, ON, Canada; Rob Elsey, Brand Builders a member of Proforma, Milton, ON, Canada; Karen Phillips, Proforma So. Tier Ink, Crestview, FL; Dane and Mike Herbel, Blue Eagle Productions powered by Proforma, DeSoto, TX; Kim Sebrango, Proforma ForeMost Marketing, Kingston, ON, Canada; and Bill Breed, Proforma Megabyte Business Solutions, Austin, TX. PI