SUPPLIER newsMay 2011
Michael Madura has been appointed Mohawk Fine Papers' vice president of digital media. Madura now reports to Paul Biesiadecki, Mohawk's executive vice president of sales and marketing. He most recently was employed at Xerox's Graphic Communications Business Group.
International Paper has consolidated its xpedx, Western Paper and Zellerbach operations in Salt Lake City under the xpedx brand. The move will provide a single point of contact for sales and customer service, as well as an enhanced product portfolio and a streamlined supply chain.
Two announcements have been made by technotrans AG. The company has purchased a majority interest in Termotek AG, a supplier of laser cooling systems. Sales and services will also be available via technotrans america. technotrans AG also signed a cooperation contract with Merlin Technology GmbH, which will combine its technologies for water preparation and compact cooling and temperature control units, with Merlin's humidification systems.
New officers have been selected at The Print Suppliers Group (PSG). They are: president, Keith Voigt, Great Western Ink; vice president/secretary, Dennis Brunner, Brunner Consultants; and treasurer, Fiona Cummings, Farbotech Color.
RISO Inc. and Solimar Systems have formed an alliance. RISO high-speed cutsheet inkjet printers are now certified to work with Solimar's transactional document conversion, re-engineering and electronic delivery solutions to provide customers with single-pass, full-color for mid-volume production and reprint workflows.
At Baldwin Technology, Ivan Habibe has been hired as vice president, CFO and treasurer. Habibe previously served as CFO of Russell Hobbs, a global consumer products company.
Larry Feuling has joined Harris & Bruno International as a product development engineer.
Screen (USA) has merged with S. Ten Nines California (STCA), a sister company that engineers software used to drive Screen printing and prepress equipment. As part of the merger, STCA is now a department of Screen (USA), but its staff and offices will remain at their current location in Irvine, CA.
Kodak Co. has been named an authorized reseller of Online Print Solutions' full range of Web-to-print and cross-media marketing tools. The new offerings allow Kodak to deliver customers personalized solutions via a hosted storefront.
Muller Martini USA and its sister company, Muller Martini Mailroom Systems, have merged operations to provide a more streamlined and complete service offering to customers in both the commercial and mailroom sectors. PI