Konica Minolta Graphic Imaging has sold its offset printing plate business, including subsidiary American Litho-
plate, to Southern Lithoplate.

Two new hires have been announced at Braden Sutphin Ink. Kevin Kennedy has been named technical sales representative covering Minnesota. And, John Tranor has joined as a flexographic technical service representative, responsible for supporting the company’s 15 national branches and flexo client base. He is based in Cincinnati.

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.

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