The Ben Franklin Honor Society of the Printing Industries of America inducted 12 new members at their annual black-tie dinner and awards ceremony on Friday, November 14 in Las Vegas, Nev., during the Printing Industries of America fall board meeting.
DAYTON, OH—A group of senior executives at Patented Printing and some outside investors, including former Heidelberg North America President and CEO Niels Winther, has acquired the company from former CEO Dick Westfall and rebranded itself as Think Patented. The new name combines Patented Printing and Patented Mailing into a single entity that provides a full range of production, printing, mailing and fulfillment services. Winther is joined by fellow outside investors Jim Russell and Flemming Elleboe. Westfall and business partner Norm Eckstein are shareholders in the new ownership venture. The Patented executive/ownership team is comprised of Ken McNerney, president; Dale Lunce, senior account executive; and Joe Sellars,
(Editor's Note: Company rankings for the current and previous years are based on figures reported in 2004. Therefore, companies that revised their 2003 revenues may have changed their 2003 ranking as compared with the ranking that appeared in last year's Printing Impressions 400. Similarly, the percentage change in sales is calculated on the most recent information provided.) 251 ('03: 245) Fisher Group, Hiawatha, IA Total Sales (Millions): $20.00 Previous Year's Sales (Millions): $20.00 Change (%): - Principal Officer: Martin C. Fisher Employees: 145 Primary Specialties: DM 90%; ADV 6%; CAT 4% Web Offset Press Units: 13 Sheetfed Press Units: 0 Other Press Units: 0
Banta Corp., Mensasha, WI, announced the appointment of David Engelkemeyer to vice president of worldwide operations. He assumes senior executive leadership responsibilities for all of Banta's manufacturing operations, which include the corporation's print, supply-chain management and healthcare facilities. Michael Sullivan has assumed the duties and office of president and general manager of Envelopes & More. He replaces his father, John Sullivan, who led the Bloomfield, CT-based company since its inception in 1990. He will remain with the organization in an advisory capacity. Kevin Rickard, vice president of operations at Rickard Bindery in Chicago, has been elected president of Binding Industries Association International (BIA) for
David Carr is now vice president of the Printing Industries Association, serving Northern Kentucky and Ohio (PIANKO). Carr was recently brought on board to head up the association's efforts to grow membership and to serve and assist existing members. Carr's sales experience spans more than 20 years and his experience in the graphic communications and printing industry goes back 16 years, ranging from prepress to production and post-production. Robert Romero, operations manager at Paragon Printing & Mailing in Austin, TX, has been named this year's "greatest" in sheetfed offset press operations and problem solving by the Graphic Arts Technical Foundation (GATF). Romero won the GATF