Concord Litho has made several new hires. Lisa Phelps joined the Concord, NH-based printer as an account manager. She previously worked at Intelligencer Printing. Doug Montgomery and Ronnie Guptill have joined the company as estimators. Montgomery also comes to Concord from Intelligencer Printing, while Guptill was employed by Spencer Press.
Jerome Group, St. Louis, has expanded its executive and managerial team. The appointments include: the promotion of Deborah Challoner to the new position of vice president, sales and marketing services; Mike Goodwin assumes the new position of chief creative officer; Luke Teboul takes the new position of vice president of operations; Debbie Marchant is the new director of information technology; Ken Jones fills the new position of group creative director; Nick Roso is hired as director of production; and Brian Plummer takes over as outsourcing coordinator.
Hi-Liter Graphics, Burlington, WI, announced the promotion of Susan Snyder to customer service supervisor. She has been with the company since 1988 in a variety of production and service roles.
Printing and publishing industry veteran Mac Byrd has joined Pictorial Offset in Carlstadt, NJ, as director of marketing. Byrd brings extensive international, national and regional marketing experience to Pictorial Offset; he was most recently senior manager of brand relationship marketing for Agfa Corp.
During Dalim Software's North American User Organization (DUO) annual meeting, Scott Tully of Vertis and Lee Edberg of Brown Printing were elected to two-year terms as DUO president and vice president, respectively. They replace Scott Pellicone of Quebecor World and Ken Kingston of Parade Magazine, who completed their tenures.
Kevin Clarke, president of the Book and Directory Publishing Services Group for Quebecor World, received the 2004 Printing Executive of the Year Award, presented by the Printing and Imaging Association of Buffalo during an awards banquet in March. In addition, Raymond Bubar, president of Boncraft Printing Group in Orchard Park, NY, was presented with the 2004 Lifetime Achievement Award.