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November 2012

At the recent 2012 NAQP Owners Conference in Chicago, Duplo USA was honored with a "Product of the Year" award for its DC-745 slitter/cutter/creaser digital color finishing solution. Si Nguyen, national business development director at Duplo USA, accepted the award on behalf of the company.

The new sales administration manager at Diversified Graphic Machinery is Kristy Mayerhofer. She is now responsible for sales support and administration, contracts and account maintenance.

Regina (Gina) Testa, vice president, Graphic Communications Industry Business for Xerox Corp., has been named the recipient of the 2012 Naomi Berber Memorial Award by Printing Industries of America.

Bell and Howell and Otto Künnecke have entered into a new North American partnership, wherein Bell and Howell will sell and service the full line of Otto Künnecke's Card Attachment Secure Systems (CASS), PIN-mailing, secure ID packaging solutions, inspection systems and software.

Three new appointments have been made at PTI Marketing Technologies. Forrest Leighton is the new vice president of strategic alliances. Philip Swierk has been tapped to lead in the facilitation of sales and support internationally. Linnea Westlake has been hired as the new vice president of services.

Allegheny Shredders has launched a new Website (visit, where visitors can view the company's wide range of destruction equipment.

Heidelberg recently held a ribbon-cutting ceremony to mark the opening of its new, 32,000-square-foot, Hi-Tech Coatings plant in the Detroit suburb of Taylor, MI, where it now manufactures Saphira aqueous coatings.

Eckhard Hörner-Marass has been named managing director of manroland web systems GmbH. Uwe Lüders, chairman of the executive board of L. Possehl & Co. mbH, will remain managing director of manroland web systems GmbH, but will withdraw from the operative business. In other news, manroland has formed a partnership with Tensor International, wherein manroland web now sells Tensor's single-width web presses in the United States and Canada.

Mohawk Fine Papers' Saybrook, OH, converting center and warehouse operation has achieved more than eight years without a lost time injury. The Saybrook location is an OSHA Voluntary Protection Program (VPP) Site at the Star Level.

At Bulkley Dunton, Donald Heller, senior executive vice president, will be retiring from the company at the end of this year. He will be succeeded by David Backus, who has been named senior vice president, sales and operations.

At Finch Paper, Michael McLarty is the new vice president of forest management and wood procurement. He succeeds Roger Dziengeleski, who retired from Finch after 33 years of service.

Brandtjen & Kluge and LasX Industries recently entered into a strategic agreement where both companies will co-market an on-demand laser cutting and converting solution designed for folding cartons and other folded and glued products.

Al Reijmer has joined the consulting team at New Direction Partners, a provider of consulting advice, M&A consultation and business development guidance.

A partnership has been formed between OKI Data Americas and Mark Andy to expand delivery of short-run digital color label printing solutions to the graphic arts market.

EFI has acquired Online Print Solutions (OPS), a developer of Web-to-print, dynamic publishing and cross-media marketing solutions. PI



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