Robert Prah, formerly national accounts manager for Screen (USA), has been appointed vice president of sales. Prah oversees the Screen sales force in the United States and Canada.
Boise Paper’s board of directors has approved a $72 million capital project to expand Boise’s production of pressure-sensitive paper. The project involves adding new capacity to the existing #3 paper machine at Boise’s mill in Wallula, WA, with state-of-the-art equipment that will increase the company’s pressure-sensitive capacity by 200,000 tons.
Eastman Kodak has named Jeffrey Hayzlett chief marketing officer and vice president for its Graphic Communications Group (GCG). Hayzlett has nearly 25 years of international marketing, sales and customer relations management experience in the graphic communications industry. In a related move, Hayzlett has sold the assets of media relations, business development and marketing firm Hayzlett & Associates to Mark Bonacorso, who takes over as president.
Komori America announced that Angelo Possemato has joined the company as director of national accounts. Possemato brings to Komori more than 20 years of experience in the graphic arts industry. Also, Gene French has joined Komori America as district sales manager for a Midwest territory. French is now responsible for the company’s corporate sales initiative in Northern Illinois, Southern Wisconsin and Southern Minnesota. The company also has hired Clark Scherer as special programs sales associate.
Marke Baker, formerly director of customer service at Mitsubishi Lithographic Presses, has been promoted to vice president of customer service. He joined the company in 1988.
Avanti Computer Systems has acquired fellow business management software provider Parsec. The companies have a combined customer base of more than 750 installations. In an effort to make this transaction as seamless as possible for Parsec customers, all current Parsec employees have become members of the Avanti team.
Heidelberg USA announced that Tim Henschel has been named manager of public relations in its marketing communications department. In his new role, Henschel is leading all media relations and external communications initiatives from Heidelberg’s U.S. headquarters in Kennesaw, GA. In other news, Stephan Plenz is the new manager of the Wiesloch, Germany, facility for Heidelberg. The former site manager, Dieter Stempnewicz, has retired. The Wiesloch factory has around 6,000 employees and covers an area of 860,000 square meters, making it the company’s largest sheetfed press production site.