Supplier news 11-01

Baldwin Technology has signed a non-binding letter of intent to acquire the Kompac business of Varn International. According to Gerald Nathe, Baldwin chairman and CEO, Kompac’s dampening system business and reputation in the small- and medium-size press marketplace will extend Baldwin’s product and market coverage.

Enron Industrial Markets has named Ivan Boileau as general manager of Garden State Paper, its recycled newsprint mill in Garfield, NJ. Boileau was formerly the assistant general manager of Enron’s Papiers Stadacona paper mill in Quebec City.

Joseph M. Lynch has acquired the outstanding stock of Richfield, OH-based J.E. Doyle Co. from previous owners Robert and Ellen Gutermuth. The purchase includes two affiliated companies: J.E. Doyle Company Ltd., a UK subsidiary, and Statikil Inc. Lynch now serves as company president. Mark Gibis has been named vice president of sales. Craig Cox has joined the company as regional sales manager for the Midwest and Western regions. Bill Riddle continues as regional manager for the Eastern and Southern regions.

David Poulos has joined the Graphic Arts Show Co. (GASC) as director of communications. Poulos comes to GASC from Granite Partners, where he acted as a senior marketing and communications consultant.

Honle UV America has hired Brad Lehman as its new national accounts manager. He has more than 17 years of sales experience with an emphasis in the electronic and electrical componentry industries.

Printing ink manufacturer Sun Chemical and Eltromat, a manufacturer of press control systems, have established a global marketing alliance in the area of on-press color management systems. As part of the agreement, Eltromat will purchase the business and assets of Colour Valid Group in England, of which Sun is majority shareholder.

Van Son Holland Ink has announced several personnel moves. David Wallach has been appointed to the new position of Western traditional dealer manager. Jeremy Nicodemus has been hired as an inside sales representative. Also, Jeff Stone has been named Midwest sales manager of the flexo division.

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