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March 2003
Colter & Peterson announced that Bill Dwyer has been appointed as its new manager in charge of dealer sales for Saber, Prism, Schneider Engineering and Maxima Plus paper cutters, as well as Knorr, Rachner and Schneider paper handling equipment.

Van Son has appointed Robert Speijer as president of Van Son Holland Ink of America. Van Son's most recent president, Joe Bendowski, has decided to change his responsibilities and begin his transition toward retirement after 40 years with the company. Speijer comes to Van Son with more than 20 years of experience in management and marketing at the international level. In addition, John Sammis, as general manager, has been given overall responsibility for national sales of offset inks in America.

Flint Ink has announced several organizational changes within its North American operations. Bill Miller has been named president of Flint Ink North America. Miller was previously vice president and general manager of the company's North American Publication division. He replaces Paul Schroeder who stepped down in November. Susan Kuchta has been promoted to vice president and general manager of the North American Publication and Commercial Ink division. She was previously vice president of sales for the division. Jim Bennett, who formerly headed the commercial group, is working with Flint-Schmidt, the company's European business unit, to complete integration of its operations following the merger of Gebrüder Schmidt and Flint Ink Europe last May.

Brian Ivens has rejoined Arpeco Engineering in the capacity of manager of marketing and sales support, finishing equipment. Ivens was previously with the company from 1977 to 1993.

NPES The Association for Suppliers of Printing, Publishing and Converting Technologies has been chosen by the Russian Printing Industry Association to develop and operate a Eurasia sales and service center for graphic communications technologies in Russia. The Russian association received a $164,600 grant for the project from the U.S. Trade and Development Agency.

Pantone Inc. has hired recognized PDF and digital workflow expert Michael Jahn as "evangelist" for PANTONE Hexachrome, the company's six-color printing process.

Tembec Paperboard Group reports that Neal Haussel has joined its sales team as an account executive in New York. Also, Mike Whorton has been hired as an account executive, based in Marietta, GA.

Delphax Technologies plans to consolidate its North American manufacturing and engineering operations at its Mississauga, Ontario, facility. The company, headquartered in Minnetonka, MN, expects to incur approximately $1 million in restructuring expenses over the course of the consolidation, which is expected to be completed by the end of the year.
 

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