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Also new is the Global Expert Network (GEN) 24×7 offering, a service that allows printers to access 24-hour phone and remote support from Heidelberg experts anywhere in the world.

Kevin Joyce, formerly vice president of sales, Kodak Polychrome Graphics (KPG), has been appointed managing director, sales and operations, for Kodak’s Graphic Communications Group in the United States and Canada.

Brandtjen & Kluge recently hired Bruce Kessler as the new Western sales manager. Kessler is a 24-year veteran of the graphic arts industry.

MAN Roland has appointed Robert Berg as the new general manager of the Eastern region for sheetfed operations, replacing Todd Andrews who has been promoted to executive vice president and general counsel. Also, David Doucette has been hired as a district sales manager for Southern California and Las Vegas.

X-Rite has achieved ISO 17025 accreditation for its Grandville, MI, headquarters and GmbH operations in Germany.

KBA North America has named Michael Iburg to the position of product specialist. Iburg will be the lead representative for the technical and applications issues for the KBA sales staff, press and trade magazine editors, and customers who are seeking information and explanation on KBA’s press equipment.

In June, Mohawk Paper Mills began using 45 million kilowatt hours (kWh) of pollution-free wind power annually to run its two mills in New York, as well as a newly purchased facility in Ohio. With this annual consumption, Mohawk Paper reportedly will become a national leader in the use of wind power for manufacturing, second only to Johnson & Johnson, one of the largest consumers of electricity in the United States. Mohawk Paper Mills are the only paper mills in the U.S. to use wind energy to manufacture paper.

BCC Software President and CEO K. Jon Runstrom and Executive Vice President Erik Runstrom have been honored with the 2005 L.U. Luke Kaiser Educational Award from the MFSA. In other news, BCC has formed a strategic alliance with Direct Logistics Inc. (DLI), that will result in Destination Entry drop-ship logistics services being made available directly to BCC customers.

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