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Purup-Eskofot announced that Jodi Gross has joined the company as marketing manager. Gross brings to the company nine years of sales and marketing experience in the graphic arts industry.

MAN Roland has appointed William Ford sales manager for half-size and pre-owned sheetfed presses for its upper Midwest territory. Ford comes to MAN Roland after 17 years at Oxy-Dry. Also, Steven Baker has been appointed district sales manager for sheetfed presses for northern Texas, Oklahoma and Arkansas. Baker, who has 34 years of experience in the printing industry, joins MAN Roland from Epic Products International. Douglas Zirkelbach has been appointed sales manager for half-size and pre-owned sheetfed presses in the central territory. He most recently served in a sales position for A.B.Dick. In other company news, MAN Roland Druckmaschinen business units are being restructured. This includes relocation of the central Offenbach and Kleinkrotzenburg, Germany, sites to the main production facility in the Offenbach industrial area and repositioning the sheetfed presses business unit.

Paul Cornell has assumed the position of service manager for Heidelberg’s Northeast region. Cornell has been with Heidelberg USA for more than 13 years, working in various service and administrative positions. The past six years he has been service dispatch supervisor in the Northeast region. Cornell recently completed his MBA at Northeastern University in Boston.

CRC Information Systems announced the promotion of Henry J. (Hank) Hebing to chairman of the board. Henry S. Hebing will serve as the company’s president and CEO. Also, Mike Erickson has been hired as executive vice president of software and training, and now serves on the company’s executive management team. In other company news, CRC has re-capitalized its business in association with a financial partner—Vista Equity Partners, a private equity firm.

Becoming the latest member of the Print and Graphics Scholarship Foundation’s (PGSF) Gutenberg Society, Flint Ink recently pledged $100,000 to establish new scholarships. PGSF requires scholarship recipients to be full-time undergraduates attending a two- or four-year accredited school. Students must be interested in a career in the graphic communications industry and maintain a cumulative grade point average of 3.0.

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