Creo Inc. has received the Overall Leadership Award for large business at the 10th annual Ethics in Action Awards. Ethics in Action recognizes organizations and individuals who demonstrate ethical decision-making, community involvement, and social and environmental responsibility. The Overall Leadership Award recognizes Creo’s commitment to corporate social responsibility by operating in an economically and environmentally sustainable manner.

NELA Ternes has moved to a new, 35,000-square-foot location in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area. Additionally, Nela Ternes Register Group will now operate under the name of NELA.

PANTONE Hexachrome users can now rely on the color proofing capabilities of the IR thermal digital halftone method. Pantone Inc. approved the Matchprint Digital Halftone Proofing System only weeks after Kodak Polychrome Graphics expanded the system’s color gamut with a new HiFi Color Set, CMYKOG.

MaxRyan Enterprises has acquired the assets of PISCES-Print Imaging Sciences. Production will remain at the PISCES facilities in Nashua, NH.

In one of its first voting decisions since Networked Graphic Production (NGP) became an independent, industry-wide organization, the NGP Partners have approved four new partners that will join this strategic initiative. The new NGP Partners include prepress workflow vendors Global Graphics Software and Rampage Systems, digital content management and distribution provider WAM!Net, and management information system developer Tharstern Limited. Networked Graphic Production now includes 33 member companies. These NGP Partners are developing JDF-based, cross-vendor integrated solutions that are designed to automate production processes and enable NGP Partners’ solutions to link efficiently with each other.

KBA has taken a majority stake in Metronic, a German manufacturer of ink-jet, hot stamping, laser and thermal transfer ID devices for industrial applications plus UV offset printing systems for CDs, DVDs and plastic cards. In personnel news, Michael Mugavero has been named Eastern region vice president. John Raithel also has been named regional vice president, overseeing the Canadian sales force and will have overall responsibility for used equipment in North America. Dan Quenzer will serve as regional vice president for Western and Southwestern states. Harold Leete is the new sales representative covering the Northwest United States and Southwest Canada.

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