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June 2002

Coleman Kane, president of online software provider Printable Technologies, has been appointed CEO of the company. He adds expanded management responsibilities held previously by James Sullivan, who continues as company chairman. Printable has also announced that Joseph Manos has joined the company as vice president of sales. He previously served as vice president of sales for PrintChannel.com.

Buskro, a manufacturer of ink-jet imaging equipment, has appointed Michael Sproul to the role of president of its U.S. sales operation, Buskro USA.

Formac Electronic, ColorVision, a division of Datacolor, and Pantone Inc. have announced a special promotion that bundles the Spyder monitor calibrator from the Pantone ColorVision product line with the Formac Gallery 1740, a 17.4˝ flat-panel display.

Heidelberg and Day International have entered into an exclusive relationship. The manufacturer of gapless Sunday web presses and the supplier of blankets for those presses will work together to develop technology and programs that will reduce the cost of the gapless blankets while also improving performance. As an immediate result of the partnership, Day reduced the prices for cylindrical blankets for all Heidelberg gapless presses. Day and Heidelberg have also launched a cooperative research and development effort to pursue new gapless technology concepts.

Colter & Peterson has purchased the Harris-Seybold paper cutter parts division from Graphic Systems & Services.

The Graphic Arts Show Co. (GASC) celebrated its 20th anniversary this spring. GASC has an arsenal of trade shows including Graph Expo & Converting Expo, PRINT, the Charlotte Show and the Gutenberg Festival, as well as the VUE/Point conference.

Enovation Graphic Systems has named Al Eddy as national marketing manager. Prior to this appointment, Eddy was marketing development manager for programs and promotions at Fujifilm's Graphic Systems division. Also, James R. Clark has been appointed vice president of division business operations. In this new capacity, he is responsible for the operational management of the company. Clark most recently served as CFO for Graphic Systems, a position that he held for 10 years.

MAN Roland has developed a new approach to emergency press repairs that will decrease downtime by empowering press operators to fix most mechanical, electrical and procedural problems by themselves. Called TeleTech, the new offering connects printers to an expert group of technicians, called the Rapid Response Team (RRT). TeleTech service begins with a phone call from the facility with a printing problem to a response team member. The trouble-shooting expert discusses the problem with the press operator and narrows down the possible range of solutions. Once the problem is pinpointed, the on-phone technician usually can walk the press operator through the necessary repair steps without the need for a service call.
 

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