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September 2002

Brian Kats was recently named director of energy curable inks for Central Ink. A new line of inks is expected to be released by Central Ink this month.

Presstek Inc. announced that Carl Brucher has been promoted to the position of global brand manager, Quickmaster DI. In his new position, Brucher promotes the Quickmaster DI brand in the marketplace by serving as the liaison between Presstek's DI business unit and Heidelberg's sales channels and customers. Brucher has been with Presstek since 1996, most recently in the position of North American sales manager.

KBA North America's Web Press Div. has formed a Sales and Customer Support Group aimed at helping customers throughout the transition from press purchase to post-installation support. Heinz Schmid, vice president of sales and customer support, has overall responsibility for the new group. Jürgen Brenner serves as director of customer support.

MacDermid Printing Solutions has named Enovation Graphic Systems as a distributor for MacDermid's Flex-Light sheet photopolymer products in the United States. Enovation joins Anderson & Vreeland and Williamson Printing Materials as MacDermid distributors for the flexographic converting market.

QTI announced the promotion of Karl Fritchen to president of QTI on August 7. He succeeds Tom Quadracci who recently became president and CEO of Quad/Graphics following the death of his brother, Quad/Graphics President and Founder Harry V. Quadracci. QTI is the research and development division of Quad/Graphics. Prior to his promotion, Fritchen was vice president of sales, and has been with the company since 1985, when he was hired as a field service engineer.

Standard Finishing Systems recently appointed Peter March as director of sales for print-on-demand products. He will be responsible for all sales activities for the division's Hunkeler and Horizon finishing and paper processing products. Before coming to Standard, March spent 15 years with Moore Corp.

Creo Inc. has signed a definitive agreement to acquire ScenicSoft Inc. ScenicSoft develops and markets software for the publishing and printing industries. Under the terms of the agreement, Creo will acquire ScenicSoft for approximately $9.5 million in a combination of cash, equity and an assumption of liabilities. The acquisition is expected to close within 90 days and is expected to be accretive to Creo's adjusted earnings per share within one year from the close.


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