Stora Enso North America announced the launch of its 2004-2005 “What Teams Can Do” competition. “What Teams Can Do” celebrates the best examples of design and printing excellence achieved through teamwork. The 2004-2005 “What Teams Can Do” competition offers teams of designers, printers, specifiers and end users the chance to win a gold, silver or bronze “ESSY” award in two categories: best work, up to three colors; and best work, four colors and up. Three winning entries will be selected in each of the two categories next spring. Other prizes also are available. Entries must be produced between March 31, 2004, and March 31, 2005, using Stora Enso’s Centura or Productolith grades. All entries must be postmarked by midnight March 31, 2005, to be eligible for the 2004-2005 competition.
Dosatron International has hired Jon Dunham as a Midwest regional sales manager. His territory includes Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska, Kansas and Missouri and he will be based out of Lee’s Summit, MO.
Handschy Industries has opened a new facility in Nashville, TN. It is the company’s fifth location servicing the printing and packaging industry. It has also launched an interactive Website at www.handschy.com.
The operations of Roll Systems and the Stralfors Lasermax division will merge. BÖWE SYSTEC, the parent company of Roll Systems, and Stralfors AB have signed a letter of intent aiming for a jointly controlled entity. The combined annual sales will be about 45 million euros with about 200 employees. Its headquarters will be in Ljungby, Sweden. In other news, William Carroll has been appointed president of Roll Systems. A nine-year employee, Carroll most recently held the position of vice president of engineering and operations.
Xinet Inc. named technology management veteran H. Peter Felgentreff as vice president of sales.
Diamond Holding Corp. is launching a telephone sales and marketing initiative for its Diamond Roller division. Louise Irwin has been promoted to the position of sales service consultant. The company also appointed David Ibarra to the position of technical sales representative, Western region. Ibarra will be responsible for Diamond Roller’s sales efforts on the West Coast.