IWCO Appoints VP of Operations

CHANHASSEN, MN—The Instant Web Companies (IWCO) has appointed Jim Leone to vice president of operations. Leone joined IWCO in May 2002 as vice president of mail operations. Leone’s extensive direct mail experience includes postal and parcel logistics, information systems, supply chain management, transportation and marketing.

Vertis Gets IS0 9001:2000

BALTIMORE—Vertis has recently upgraded its quality management standard to International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 9001:2000 at three of its direct marketing services facilities in North Brunswick, NJ; Chalfont, PA; and Bristol, PA.

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.

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