Mohawk Fine Papers has made several changes following its acquisition of the Fine Papers business from International Paper. Richard LaBonge has been promoted to senior vice president, sales; Elizabeth Worthington to vice president, organizational development; Ronald Raley to vice president and general manager, Ohio operations; Robert Scammell to vice president, manufacturing, with management responsibility for Mohawk's operations in Cohoes and Waterford, NY; Paul Stamas to vice president, information technology; and Barry Shapiro to regional sales manager for the Northeast region. Also, Hilary Davis takes the newly created position of marketing project manager. In other news, the entire Strathmore Writing System is now manufactured with wind power.
SunJet, the digital division of Sun Chemical and a supplier of ink-jet inks, has established a full service manufacturing and technical support facility in Amelia, OH.
Professional Project Management has hung out a shingle in Cary, NC. Jess Sutton, CEO, has started a consulting business catering specifically to the printing industry. PPM's specialty is the development and implementation of Department of Labor-certified apprenticeship training programs for shop floor and skilled labor occupations.
The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) has approved ANSI B65.1-2005, Graphic technology—Safety standard—Printing press systems. This standard revises and replaces the 1995 edition, and is currently available from NPES. The revision was done by ANSI-accredited B65 Subcommittee 1, and incorporates significant changes, the majority of which were made in an attempt to harmonize this ANSI standard with international standards.
Eastman Kodak's Graphic Communications Group (GCG) named key leaders in its Workflow and Prepress Equipment (WPE) and its Prepress Consumables strategic product groups. The new appointments include: Boudewijn Neijens, vice president of marketing, WPE; Bob Kutschke, general manager, business workflow, WPE; Brad Palmer, general manager, proofing and color, WPE; Rob Pipe, director, proofing and color marketing, WPE; Kathy McHugh, vice president of marketing, prepress consumables; Vic Stalam, general manager, packaging, flexo plates and thermal proofing media, prepress consumables; Etienne Van Damme, general manager, digital plates, prepress consumables; and John Cross, general manager, film and conventional plates, prepress consumables.