SUPPLIER newsOctober 2010
Dr. Nigel Sherman has been selected for the newly created position of business development manager at Inca Digital. As a chartered physicist, Sherman previously served in the digital printing sector, working with Videojet on new product development, and then in business development for an optical switch company.
Gavin Drake has been promoted to vice president of marketing for Quark Inc. He reports to Ray Schiavone, president and CEO of Quark. Based in Denver, Drake is now responsible for overseeing the company's global marketing efforts.
RISO Inc. has expanded its relationship with Kodak to offer customers the RISO ComColor full-color cutsheet inkjet printer as a complementary solution for Kodak's Versamark VL-Series printing systems, as well as the Kodak Versamark VT3000 and VX5000 Plus printing systems.
Steve Hosford has been named Value Added Reseller (VAR) channel sales manager, North America, for Enfocus. He previously held the position of sales director at both X-Rite Inc. and Smartstuff Graphics Distribution.
At Komori America, David Benner has been named district sales manager, now responsible for the company's sales of new and used web and sheetfed presses in the Michigan, Indiana, Ohio, Western Pennsylvania and Northern Kentucky regions. In other news, Komori has entered into a partnership with Diversified Graphic Machinery that will allow Komori customers the opportunity to integrate Diversified Graphic Machinery's cold foil and UV Cast and Cure technologies into their existing Lithrone presses for packaging applications.
More than 100 U.S. printers that witnessed MeadWestvaco Corp.'s (MWV) "Tango Advantage Challenge" program have reported positive results. Under identical printing conditions, participants compared Tango Advantage coated cover against competitive board and coated cover products. According to MWV, the printers agreed that Tango Advantage delivered better ink holdout, dot fidelity and runnability, resulting in a better printed image.
Koenig & Bauer AG (KBA) has appointed Axel Kaufmann as the company's new CFO. He formerly served as head of business insight and planning at Nokia Siemens Networks (NSN). PI