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WRH Marketing Americas is now representing vR Handling (formerly known as Von Roll Handling) in North America. Under the terms of the exclusive agreement, WRH Marketing will market, sell and service vR Handling’s roll materials handling products.

xpedx and Bulkley Dunton have entered into an agreement, wherein both companies are now the exclusive U.S. distributors of Appleton Coated Utopia Inkjet web papers.

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.

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