GATF Receives Training Grant
PITTSBURGH—The Graphic Arts Technical Foundation (GATF) was recently awarded a Susan Harwood Training Grant from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to develop an ergonomics training program for the printing industry. The goal of the program is to provide printers with specific guidelines on how to recognize, prevent and significantly reduce ergonomic hazards. Under the grant, GATF will conduct a train-the-trainer program, after which these trainers will conduct seminars, workshops and on-site training programs.
Ex-Baldwin CEO Heads Harland
ATLANTA—John T. Heald Jr. has been named president of Harland Printed Products. He replaces David Passman, who has left the company to pursue other opportunities. Heald has 30 years of experience, including 24 years of general management assignments, most recently as CEO of Baldwin Technology. Prior to that he was executive vice president of operations for Sappi Fine Paper North America.
Bowne Appoints New BGS CEO
NEW YORK—Bowne has appointed James E. Fagan Jr., 51, as president and CEO of Bowne Global Solutions (BGS). Fagan succeeds Carl D. Glaeser, who has headed the BGS unit since 1999 and has decided to leave the company after reaching his objective of taking BGS to industry leadership. Fagan has been senior vice president, strategy and new business development, for Bowne since May 2001 and COO for BGS since September 2002.
Wallace Promotes McGrath
LISLE, IL—Steve McGrath has been promoted to the newly created position of vice president of commercial print sales and marketing for Wallace Corp. Previously, he served as Wallace’s director of commercial print marketing, as well as president of its Hillside print facility, its largest web printing facility.
PrintMedia Event Takes Shape
NEW YORK—Several industry conferences are uniting March 3-5 in the world’s publishing capitol, New York City. Thousands of professionals in production and creative workflow from magazine publishers, book publishers, in-plant printing facilities, corporate publishing, advertising agencies and design firms will converge at the 2003 PrintMedia Conference & Expo. As the major printing and publishing event on the East Coast, it co-locates the BookTech Conference & Expo, MagazineTech Conference & Expo and the new In-Plant Graphics Conference, as well as new conferences on PDF workflow, workflow management, workflow technology and quality control. For more information or to exhibit, log onto www.magazinetech.com or www.booktechexpo.com.