Supplier news 11-01

MAN Roland Technicians Get Golden Tools
OFFENBACH, GERMANY—Two American technicians were honored recently for completing the 1,000th MAN Roland mechanical systems course at the company’s training center here. As a result of the hands-on coursework, the technicians, Warren Collins and Greg Voigt, received their gold wrenches and are certified to install and get U.S. customers up-and-running on Roland 700 presses.

Heidelberg USA has realigned its operations into four business segments: Digital, Postpress, Sheetfed and Web. Niels M. Winther, a 34-year veteran with the organization, has assumed responsibility as head of Heidelberg’s Market Center North America (U.S. and Canada). Appointed to head the four U.S. groups were: Digital, Bill Blair; Postpress, Larry Tanowitz; Sheetfed, Soren Larsen; and Web, Mark Levin. Also reporting to Winther are James Martin, marketing, and Donn Goldstick, sales and service.

Fujifilm Graphic Systems, a division of Fuji Photo Film USA, has named Al Eddy marketing development manager, programs and promotions. Eddy joined the Graphic Systems Div. nearly 17 years ago and has held various positions. Pierce Shannon has been promoted to sales support manager. He had been a Fuji account representative for 12 years. Also, Mike Troy has been appointed to the position of marketing development manager, strategic planning.

Printing industry supplier Day International has announced the creation of the Image Transfer Group. The new business umbrella is designed to provide customers with more diverse pressroom products and services. The Image Transfer Group is made up of three divisions: Transfer Media Div./dayGraphica; Flexographic Products Div./Rotec; and Chemical Products Div./Varn. The company has also established the Advanced Development Center, an R&D operation focused on developing digital image transfer products. In other news, a new leadership team has been appointed. Key appointments include Stephen Noe, senior vice president and general manager, Transfer Media Div.; and Steven Wilson, president, Chemical Products Div. Day also announced the appointment of a new leadership team to head up its Image Transfer Group in North America. Reporting to Noe, they include: Bob Andrew, director, OEM marketing; Archie Doyle, vice president of sales, transfer media and chemical products; E.G. Mills, marketing director, news printer segment; Michael Neroni, vice president, marketing; Jeffrey Pieper, marketing manager, chemical products; and Michael Treadway, marketing director, offset blanket products.

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