SUPPLIER newsMarch 2003
Quad/Tech Inc. has purchased fellow register control systems company PressTech Controls, based in England. The company also announced that David Barton has been appointed the company's new director of sales.
Roll Systems announced the appointment of Jeff Marini as vice president, U.S. sales. Marini was formerly area sales director for Roll Systems, responsible for sales management of the western half of the United States. He replaces Tom Murphy, who has left the company to pursue other opportunities.
Dan Ouellet has joined Pasquariello Graphics, North Attleboro, MA, as a service technician. Ouellet, who has more than 10 years of experience with folding and binding equipment, is now responsible for technical training and service.
MAN Roland has announced the development of an educational effort that will help printers secure stable and cost-effective financing for their capital equipment needs. Called "Effective Financing for Printers," the program will warn against attractively 'packaged' creative financing proposals that offer artificially low initial payments, but major medium- to long-term risks. This informational effort will also provide an overview of financing basics from a graphic arts perspective, so printers can make more educated decisions on obtaining capital for new equipment.
A.B.Dick has changed to direct sales and service in three markets. The West Palm Beach/Fort Lauderdale area in Florida, Chino, CA, and Everett, WA, markets are affected.
The Litho Club of Chicago recently awarded the Dennis Deahr Scholarship to Jennifer Schmuhl, of Palatine, IL. The scholarship, which is dedicated to assisting graphic arts students, was awarded to Schmuhl, a student enrolled in Triton College's graphic arts program. The Dennis Deahr Scholarship was established in 1999 by Day International to honor the late Dennis Deahr, a long-time Day International district manager who served printers throughout the state of Illinois for almost 29 years.
Océ has announced the integration of two previously independent business units, Océ Production Printing Systems and Océ Document Printing Systems, in order to better serve customer business requirements. The company will be known as Océ Printing Systems USA.
Mitsubishi Lithographic Presses announced that Randy Siver has been promoted to the position of business development manager.
Presstek Inc. appointed William Davison to the newly created position of vice president of strategic marketing and customer services. Prior to joining Presstek, Davison was founder and president of Point Balance, a business consulting and process design firm in Massachusetts. The company also announced the retirement of Richard Williams, chief scientific officer.
Xeikon America has named Gordon Gallamore as regional manager for the Northwest. He joins the company from Heidelberg, where he was a regional sales representative.
Enovation Graphic Systems has acquired Nelson-Keystone Inc., a distributor to the graphic communications industry with branches in Fullerton, CA, San Diego, Las Vegas and Phoenix. Enovation also has reported several personnel moves. Phil Van Duyne is the new regional director for the Northwest region. Paul Colona now serves as product manager responsible for pressroom products. Also, Tim Young is the new regional director for the Southwest region.