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April 2005
Buhrs, a producer of mailing and fulfillment solutions, has announced its intention to enter the market for FSI collating and wrapping systems for the newspaper industry. Buhrs has appointed Don Piontek, of Finishing Resources, to develop its presence in the market.

John Kia has been named manager, production product marketing, for IBM Printing Systems. Also, Chris Reid has been named commercial print solutions manager. In this capacity, he is responsible for worldwide output solutions customized for commercial printers, including service bureaus, direct mailers and book printers.

FileAmerica, a custom file folder manufacturer, is celebrating its 30th year serving the trade in the printing industry. Formerly known as Lyon Folder, FileAmerica changed ownership and revamped itself over the past three years, investing in printing, folding and diecutting equipment, while expanding its facility in order to withstand its growth.

MAN Roland has partnered with Maxson Automatic Machinery to become the exclusive worldwide distributor of Maxson's in-line sheeters for wide-format sheetfed presses. As a result, a purpose-built Maxson sheeter is now available for every Roland 900 format.

The Mallett Group, a developer of customer loyalty and reward programs, has partnered with NAK Marketing & Communications to extend the range of customer-retention services that New York City-based NAK can provide to its clients.

Creo Inc. announced several appointments to the Creo Americas management team as a result of the consolidation of North American operations that began in August 2004. David O'Brien has been named vice president of operations and finance. Filip Buyse now serves as vice president of sales. Barry Quart has been appointed vice president of marketing. O'Brien and Quart are based in Vancouver. Buyse is based in Dallas.

General Graphic Co. reports the establishment of an East Coast branch, located in Salem, NH. This facility will serve as a warehouse and sales office under the direction of John Mathews. Located in Oakland, CA, General Graphic is a manufacturer and master distributor of equipment and supplies for the graphic arts industry.

Diamond Holding Corp. has named graphic arts supplier Phillips and Associates, North Kansas City, as its exclusive representative in the Missouri area. Diamond Roller has made all of its products and services available to Phillips and Associates.

Lasermax Roll Systems has named William Carroll as president, Americas, and Jeff Kewin has been appointed executive vice president, worldwide marketing and business development. Founded in 2004 after a merger between Roll Systems and the Lasermax division of Stralfors, Lasermax Roll Systems is a producer of automated paper handling, monitoring, finishing and converting equipment for the digital printing industry.

Pressline Services has hired William Burke as sales manager for its commercial press remanufacturing division. He will be in charge of remanufacturing commercial press equipment sales and onsite and offsite rebuild sales.

Marty Jo Henry has joined Crane & Co. as Northeast regional manager for business stationery papers. She has 25 years of business stationery sales experience.

KBA North America has named William (Bill) Silber as its West Coast regional vice president. Silber will oversee the entire Western U.S. and Canada from California to British Columbia. He will be headquartered in Los Angeles.

Presstek Inc. announced that Edward Marino, president and CEO, and Moosa E. Moosa, executive vice president and CFO, have signed new three-year employment agreements with the company extending their employment through 2008.

Océ announced the financial leadership for three of its North American divisions. Dale Drufke, Jack McNulty and Steven Fasano have been appointed vice presidents of Océ Digital Document Systems, Océ Wide Format Printing Systems and Océ Financial Services, respectively.

Bob Nowak is the new general manager of Braden Sutphin Ink's manufacturing facility in Milwaukee.

Unisource Worldwide, a Norcross, GA-based distributor of paper, packaging and facility supplies, has appointed James Lynde as senior vice president of human resources.

Graphic Arts Marketing Information Service (GAMIS) has been consolidated with the Market Research Committee of NPES to form a new organization. The Print Industries Market Information and Research Organization, PRIMIR (pronounced premier), is based at NPES headquarters in Reston, VA. NPES Vice President William Smythe will serve as president of the new organization, and former GAMIS Executive Director Jackie Bland will serve as managing director/secretary. Members of the executive committee are: Michael Aumann, Streamfeeder; Birgit Backofen-Rothaker, Flint Ink; Jacques Denault, Transcontinental Printing; Christina Echevarria, Goss International; Robert Feldberg, Konica Minolta Graphic Imaging; Eric Frank, KBA North America; John Kalkowski, Sun Chemical; Edwin Masten, International Paper; Elinor Midlik, Prime UV Systems; Jill Roth, Primedia Business; Steve Skal, RohmNova; Mike Troy, Enovation Graphic Systems; and Mark Vanover, Esko-Graphics.

Window Book, a postal shipping, manifest mailing and delivery confirmation software provider, promoted Lisa Bowes to mailing systems product manager and Teresa Tabor to shipping systems product manager. 

MarketIntell announced the creation of a new market intelligence consultancy with particular expertise in paper and printing. Jack Miller, founder and president, is a long-time sales and marketing executive in the printing paper, business paper and packaging business, most recently serving as director of market intelligence for Domtar.

X-Rite has named Scott Bowman as category director for the graphic arts business. In this role, Bowman will be responsible for the global strategic direction for all areas of the business. Prior to joining X-Rite, Bowman was with Siebel Systems.

Sun Chemical has appointed Rick Joyce vice president, technology, North American inks. Joyce formerly worked at General Electric Plastics. The company also announced that John Rooney has become executive director, technology planning and special projects.


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