Supplier News

William B. Rudow Inc., has acquired Star Packing & Supply, a Des Plaines, IL-based manufacturer of vacuum cups and industrial supplies.

PriscoDigital has hired Doug Lowary as its new vice president of sales for the Western region. he most recently worked at HP Scitex.

Ramesh Ratan has been appointed CEO of Bell and Howell, replacing interim CEO Kamal Advani. Ratan served most recently as president of Pitney Bowes’ document messaging technologies and marketing services solutions.

Julie Chamberlain has been hired as customer service administrator at Rochester Software Associates.

INX International Ink is building a 62,000-square-foot facility in Lebanon, OH. In addition to ink manufacturing space, the plant will include a full-service laboratory for color management and development, and quality control and testing purposes.

Several officers have been elected at NPES The Association for Suppliers of Printing, Publishing and Converting Technologies. Michael Ring, Xeikon America, was elected chairman. Greg Blue, manroland web systems, and Todd Zimmerman, Fujifilm North America, were named new directors. In addition, five directors were re-elected, including Mal Baboyian of Canon Solutions America, who also serves as treasurer; D.J. Burgess, Burgess Industries; Dennis Killion, xpedx; and Marc Olin, EFI. NPES also awarded its 2013 Harold W. Gegenheimer Individual and Corporate Awards for Industry Service to William “Kip” Smythe Jr. and to Canon Solutions America, respectively.

Four additions to the sales team at Finch Paper have been announced, including Clive Gillanders, national sales director; Gary Dow and James Bird, business development managers; and Zachary Small, Canadian account manager.

GMG has formed an agreement with X-Rite Inc., allowing GMG customers access to the PantoneLIVE ecosystem and color libraries through its GMG OpenColor and GMG ColorProof platforms.

At Xeikon, Ronald Shepard has been appointed national document sales manager and Trillium specialist for the United States. He reports to Todd Blumsack, Xeikon’s vice president of sales.

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