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Printing Research Inc. (PRI) and its owner, Howard DeMoore, announced the successful conclusion of a patent infringement suit against a European company. The suit, filed in Germany against Green & Snob Grafik, showed that Green & Snob’s product was a direct infringement against PRI’s Super Blue 2 StripeNet anti-marking, anti-static nets.

John Laabs has been appointed director of marketing for Fox River Paper. For the past six years, Laabs has worked in various sales and marketing capacities for both the Fox River and Gilbert brands of paper.

KBA North America has named Steve Korn its new district sales manager to cover the states of Illinois and Michigan.

International Paper Commercial Printing & Imaging Papers has appointed Tania Gardére MacLeod to the position of specification sales representative for the writing, text and cover business of International Paper.

IPA, the Association of Graphic Solutions Providers, announced that Kenneth Lowden has been awarded IPA’s most prestigious honor, the Leonard Holzinger Award. The award was given in recognition and appreciation of Lowden’s leadership and contribution of time, talent, and energy toward the substantial progress of the IPA and the industry it serves. Lowden was marketing and industry relations manager for DuPont Imaging Technologies, prior to his retirement in June.

Baldwin Technology has expanded its newspaper sales team by appointing Travis Ferguson to the newly created position of director of newspaper sales for the Americas.

Yupo Corp. America has named Masahiko Yano to the position of president. He succeeds Toshiyuki Noguchi, who retired. Also, Hideaki Hamada has assumed the role of CFO.

As part of Enovation’s offering for the ink-jet proofing market, the distributor now exclusively represents Pictorico ink-jet proofing media.

Scott Brown has joined Komori America as district sales manager in Texas and Oklahoma. Brown began his career in the printing industry in 1986 as a sales representative for Graphic Equipment Southwest, a Komori dealership.

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