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May 2005
At Presstek Inc., John Dreyer has been appointed lead director of the company's board of directors. Dreyer has been a member of Presstek's board of directors since 1996. He retired as chairman and CEO of the Pitman Co. in December 2000.

Mohawk Paper Mills has named Thomas O'Connor Jr. chairman and CEO. Prior to this appointment, O'Connor was president and CEO. He represents a third generation of the O'Connor family closely identified with the family owned business.

Michael Swack is the new public relations/analyst relations manager for the graphics market at Hewlett-Packard. He is now responsible for HP Indigo, HP Designjets, as well as MFP and Laserjet products that are targeted to the graphic arts industries.

Diamond Holding Corp. announced a partnership with Amerikal Products to sell roller washes, paste and other pressroom chemistry. Amerikal and Diamond Roller jointly developed and tested the new line of washes that are are low-VOC and effective with today's UV, EB and hybrid inks, as well as conventional inks.

Members of the graphics and advertising industries will join Dale Schmitt of Kodak Polychrome Graphics and Ed Garvey of The Garvey Group at the Greater Chicago Graphics Industry's annual "Spirit of Life" award gala supporting City of Hope and its cancer research, treatment and education programs on May 19, at the Renaissance Chicago North Shore Hotel in Northbrook, IL. Schmitt and Garvey, who are currently leading a campaign to raise funds for the cancer center, will be presented The Spirit of Life Award in recognition of their leadership in the community and industry. The honorees hope to raise $150,000 through the campaign.

Gämmerler, a supplier of in-line finishing equipment, announced that Mitch Lopac has been named North American director, sales and marketing. Lopac replaces Mark Legac who was promoted to global director, marketing and sales, as part of the company's recent transition to a global organization structure. Lopac was formerly director of sales for Day International's Kompac Div.

Goss International and Ferag AG report the conclusion of an exclusive distributor agreement for Goss to represent and sell Ferag products in the United States and Canada. Goss will offer the full range of Ferag newspaper and commercial web postpress and mailroom equipment, alongside its own Goss postpress and web press products in the North American market. Ferag will maintain its U.S. offices and will continue to provide aftermarket sales, service and training support to all customers.

Graphics of the Americas announced the addition of Ben Neji, director of operations, to its trade show staff. Neji brings more than 15 years of international event experience to the Miami-based organization, including sales, marketing and operational expertise. Previously, Neji held the position of vice president of the World Trade Center Miami.


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