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November 2006
Ginsberg Joins Graphic Press
LOS ANGELES—Graphic Press has restructured its executive group, naming Randolph Ginsberg its president and Michael Hecht to the post of executive vice president, sales. Ginsberg formerly served as vice president of sales at Hawthorne, CA-based Lithographix. Hecht also spent time at Lithographix as executive vice president of sales.

Xerox to Obtain XMPie
STAMFORD, CT—With an eye towards growth in personalized printing and multimedia direct marketing, Xerox Corp. has agreed to acquire XMPie for $54 million. New York-based XMPie specializes in variable information software. XMPie will maintain its brand name and function as a standalone software unit.

Innovator Gegenheimer Passes
SHELTON, CT—Harold Gegenheimer, 95, chairman emeritus of Baldwin Technology, whose sheet reversing innovation made a major impact on sheetfed printing, passed away. Mr. Gegenheimer enjoyed a long career in the printing industry and was active in many of its associations. NPES, The Association for Suppliers of Printing, Publishing and Converting Technologies, created two service awards in his name.

QuadData Solutions Expands
SUSSEX, WI—QuadData Solutions, a division of Quad/Graphics, has expanded its data-driven marketing services to include multi-channel marketers and retailers, along with marketers in the automotive, financial services, travel and leisure industries. In addition, the data solutions group (formerly Quad/Data Services) has bolstered its list rental capabilities through relationships with several data providers.

Grafikom Adding Toronto Printer
TORONTO—Grafikom LLP, a spinoff of Quebecor World with eight facilities in Canada, the United States and Mexico, has acquired commercial and package printer Grenville Printing, based here. Grenville provides sheetfed printing products for many Fortune 500 companies and has developed a niche in the music and consumer goods packaging industries.

Case Mourns Loss of Schaffer
SCARSDALE, NY—Irving Schaffer, an accomplished craftsman and master woodworker who was a founder of Case Paper, has passed away at the age of 96, the company announced. Mr. Schaffer died of natural causes at his home in Scarsdale, NY, according to Case Paper’s Keith Goldberg.

Ray Prince Joins NAPL
PARAMUS, NJ—Ray Prince, a leading technical and operations expert, has joined the National Association for Printing Leadership (NAPL) as vice president and senior consultant, operations management. Prince will report to John Hyde, managing director of NAPL Professional Services Group. During his tenure with PIA/GATF, Prince conducted nearly 1,000 Technical Plant Assessments (TPAs), analyzing print production facilities.
 

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