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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.

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.

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