SUPPLIER newsJanuary 2002
Blue Ridge Paper Products has relocated its corporate headquarters. The new address is 41 Main St., P.O. Box 1429, Canton, NC 28716. The new phone number is (828) 454-0676.
QTI became the first web auxiliary equipment provider to sell a closed-loop color control system in the Latin American market. At PRINT 01, Rotomagno SA de CV, of Guadalajara, Mexico, purchased QTI's Color Control System with Instrument Flight for its new four-unit Mitsubishi Diamond 16 web press.
Newly formed distributor Enovation Graphic Systems has named Steve Gryder regional vice president, Central. Jim Purcell has accepted the position of regional vice president, Midwest. John Solwold was appointed regional vice president, West. Jon D. Wright takes a post as regional vice president, East. Also, Frank H. Glunt is now account manager for the Chicago area.
Harris & Bruno announced the appointment of Jim Hughes as the new Midwest sales manager. Hughes, formerly with Flint Ink, is now responsible for representing Harris & Bruno's complete line of flexographic equipment and products in 12 Midwestern states. In addition, he is representing Harris & Bruno's offset equipment line in three of the 12 states.
David Reny, vice president and managing director of Standard Finishing Systems, has been elected chairman of NPES The Association for Suppliers of Printing, Publishing and Converting Technologies. Rosemary Raley, Royce Manufacturing; Andrew Copley, Kodak Polychrome Graphics; and W. Bruce Goodwin, Glunz & Jensen, are new NPES directors. Re-elected to terms expiring in 2004 were D.J. Burgess, Burgess Industries; Donn Goldstick, Heidelberg USA; Ulrik Nygaard, Heidelberg Web Systems; Bert Ohlig, OLEC Corp.; Greg Palm, Xerox Corp.; and Richard Sutis, Goss Graphic Systems. In other NPES news, Hans Peetz-Larsen, CEO of Heidelberg Americas, and the Bobst Group have received the 2001 Harold W. Gegenheimer Awards for industry service.
Flint Ink has made two executive appointments within its news ink operations. Roy Beagle now serves as vice president, global news ink, and James Bitterle has been named vice president and general manager of the North American news ink division.
Pitman Co. has signed a letter of intent to purchase certain assets of fellow graphic arts supplier Litho Development and Research (LDR). The assets to be acquired include LDR's sales and distribution facilities in the Portland, Seattle, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Salt Lake City and Denver markets.
Ten Heidelberg USA regional sales and service offices have reached ISO 9002 certification. The certified offices include Hayward, CA; Rancho Dominguez, CA; Kennesaw, GA; Mt. Prospect, IL; Columbia, MD; Canton, MA; Taylor, MI; Eden Prairie, MN; Cranbury, NJ; and Dallas.