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October 2004

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

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.  

KBA North America has assumed the exclusive distribution rights in the U.S. and Canada to Metronic AG, a German manufacturer. KBA North America's parent company, the KBA Group, recently acquired a majority stake in Metronic AG.

Muller Martini has appointed Richard Allart to head its sales operations in Indiana and Michigan, to provide printers and binderies in those states with stitching, perfect binding and press delivery technology.

Mohawk Paper Mills has announced the winners of the fifth annual Mohawk Show, which honors work produced on Mohawk paper. Five winning pieces were chosen among 900 entries. The winners were: Michael Jada at the Center for Editions at SUNY, Purchase, NY (one- to three-color category); Cenveo Anderson-Art, San Francisco (four-plus color category); Utopia Printing, Hong Kong (four-plus color category); RAAD Graphic Arts, Saddle Brook, NJ (four-plus color category); and Primary Color, Culver City, CA (Dimensional).

Presstek Inc. has appointed Mark McElhinney to the position of president of Lasertel Inc., Presstek's Tucson, AZ, subsidiary. McElhinney has been the interim COO since April.


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