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March 2003

Graphic Press Hires Execs

LOS ANGELES—Peter Stein has been hired as executive vice president of sales at Graphic Press. He brings 25 years of sales and management experience in the printing industry. Under this new and expanded sales management structure, Dirk Eldredge has been appointed vice president of business development. Sergio Ramos has been promoted to vice president of sales, Southern California. In addition, Lou Butera recently joined the company as vice president of sales for Northern California. Alan Grossberg is opening a Northwestern sales office in Seattle. Rick Manning is covering the Chicago marketplace and Jazen Brown now heads the company's diversity initiative program.

Bowne Financial Names Execs

NEW YORK—Bowne & Co. has appointed Reed R. Smith, 45, as president of Bowne's financial print unit and a senior vice president of the parent company. Smith has been president of Bowne Financial Print's Eastern region since 2000. His previous day-to-day responsibilities are being assumed by Bowne International President William P. Penders, 41, as part of the consolidation of the Eastern region with Bowne International. Matteo W. LaMuraglia, 50, currently senior vice president and sales director of financial print's Eastern region, will assume that title for the entire business unit.

Long-time Printer Dies

RIPON, WI—Doug Lyke, 72, president and owner of the $40 million Ripon Community Printers, died recently of respiratory failure related to lung cancer. In addition, he was publisher of the Ripon Commonwealth Press and remained active as a columnist and editorial writer for the newspaper. Lyke was also known throughout the community for his extensive volunteer work. He is survived by his wife Audrey and their four children.

Changes for Ennis Board

DESOTO, TX—Ewell Tankersley has resigned from Ennis Business Forms' board of directors due to health reasons and Harve Cathey, secretary and treasurer, has been appointed to the additional position of vice president of finance and CFO. Tankersley joined the board in 1988. The board of directors has elected Ronald Graham, vice president of administration, to fill the remainder of Tankersley's term, which expires in June. Cathey had previously served as CFO from 1983 to 1996.

New President at Acorn Press

LANCASTER, PA—Acorn Press has announced the promotion of Scott Reighard to president and COO. He succeeds founder Donald Roseman Jr., who has assumed the title of chairman of the board. Reighard served as Acorn's vice president of operations since 1994.

Correction

A new product release that appeared in our January issue regarding Kolbus America was inaccurate. The correct gathering machine model is the Kolbus ZU 840.B. Printing Impressions regrets the error.
 

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