Jim Meissner, founder and CEO of Color Ink in Sussex, WI, has reduced his duties to pursue his passion for fine art/oil painting. An exhibit of his work begins this month at Landmarks Gallery, located here. His work includes dramatic views of vistas in the Southwest, landscapes of Wisconsin, and paintings of places he has visited in Italy and Hawaii.
Lisa Arsenault has been appointed president of The McArdle Printing Co., Upper Marlboro, MD, a subsidiary company of BNA Inc. Arsenault steps into the job from her previous role as vice president of sales. Under her leadership, McArdle's sales grew more than 25 percent in 2004.
SGM Bindery in Baltimore reports that David Goldscher has joined its staff. Goldscher previously was employed by Whitmore Printing.
The Printing Industries of America/Graphic Arts Technical Foundation (PIA/GATF) has announced J. Thomas Ravn, of Serigraph Inc., as the recipient of its 2004 William D. Schaeffer Environmental Award. The award, named for former GATF research director and pioneering environmental advocate William D. Schaeffer, recognizes individuals who have unselfishly made significant contributions toward environmental awareness, education, and best practices in the printing and graphic communications industry.
Anaheim, CA-based Lester Lithograph has promoted Randy Watson to plant manager and James Witt to director of marketing. Watson joined Lester Lithograph's management team in 2002 as production manager. Witt, a 10-year employee with Lester Lithograph, adds the responsibilities of marketing to his current position of executive vice president.
Lincoln, NE-based MetroGroup Corp. has appointed Robert Logan as CEO of the company. Logan takes over the position from James McQuaid, formerly chairman of the board and CEO. McQuaid will continue in his current role as chairman. James Drake will remain in his current role as president and COO of MetroGroup. Logan joins the company from RR Donnelley, where he was most recently president, Latin America.
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.
Shakopee, MN-based Imagine! Print Solutions (formerly Challenge Printing) announced the addition of John Barbieri as director of new business development. Also, Jack Briggs has joined the company as director of point-of-purchase sales.