Flag Contest Waves In 50th Anniversary
BERRYVILLE, VA—Berryville Graphics, a book products manufacturer that’s part of arvato Print, a Bertelsmann company, has begun a year-long celebration of its 50th anniversary. As part of the celebration, a Berryville 50th anniversary flag design contest was created for the plant’s workers.
Four Colour Imports, a Louisville, KY-based book manufacturing representative for Friesens Printing in Canada and Everbest Printing in China, has hired Ronald Hicks as the company’s Northeast sales representative covering New York City and New England. Also, Kara Mills transitions into sales from production manager, handling 10 states.
Bob Hanon, former owner of Hanon Printing, has joined The EGT Group in Madison Heights, MI, in the sales department.
Jeff Longwell recently joined the staff of The Print Source in Wichita, KS.
John Czelusniak, vice president of operations at Great Lakes Integrated, has been inducted into the Graphic Arts Council of Cleveland’s Hall of Distinction.
Ben Holbrook has been hired as a sales representative at Anderberg-Lund Printing in St. Louis Park, MN.
Amy Tyner recently joined GANCOM, Highspire, PA, as a customer service representative. Tyner has more than 25 years of experience in customer service and job planning in both web and sheetfed commercial printing.
Corporate Express Document & Print Management, based in Omaha, NE, has named Daniel Brown as its new vice president of strategic accounts. Brown formerly was employed by Cenveo. Also, Frank Graziano is the new vice president of manufacturing and will manage the company’s forms and label manufacturing operations.
Vincent Direct, a direct marketing firm in Columbus, OH, has been honored by JPMorgan Chase with a 2005 Supplier of the Year award.
Daily Printing, an employee-owned company in Plymouth, MN, has appointed Thomas Moe to vice president of sales and marketing.
Block Graphics in Portland, OR, has promoted Carl Weaver to the position of vice president of operations. Weaver has been with the company’s envelope and forms manufacturing divisions for more than 16 years.
Brian Badillo has been hired by Dallas-based Padgett Printing as a sales representative. He formerly worked for Johnson Printing Service.
Damani Short has joined Banta Corp. as vice president and chief information officer. Short will lead Banta’s Information Technology operation, focusing on strategic planning and implementation to support Banta’s growth and operational initiatives.
Federal Direct, Clifton, NJ, reports that Rich Yalango has joined the firm as a sales executive. He was one of the founders and partners at Direct Mail Depot.
Schawk Inc. has appointed Anne Marie Pagliacci to its executive management team. Pagliacci will continue to serve the Des Plaines, IL-based company as executive vice president and group managing director of Anthem Worldwide, where she oversees the company’s strategic design competency across 12 locations. Also, Tim Rose has filled the newly created position of vice president of strategic innovation initiatives.
Printing Industries of Virginia (PIVA) has inducted Greg Hannahs, vice president of manufacturing at Worth Higgins & Associates, a Richmond printer, and Doyle Rasnick, a Tazewell printer, into the Virginia Printing Hall of Fame.
KPEX, Saint Louis, has added Doug Seba as production manager, Joanna Lemmons as prepress operator and Richard Tockstein as production coordinator.
After 36 years with Dartmouth Printing in Hanover, NH, Dave Hewitt has announced his retirement. Gary Kittredge, previous president of Capital City Press, takes over as president and COO of Dartmouth Printing.
Jerry Williamson, chairman and CEO of Williamson Printing, Dallas, has been named co-chair of The Print Council’s executive committee. He joins Heidelberg President James Dunn, the other co-chair, and replaces Roy Grossman, president and CEO of Sandy Alexander, who will remain a member of the executive committee.
Baltimore-based Vertis announced the promotion of two key members of its Digital Solutions Group. Michael Maher was promoted to vice president and manager for VisionBank Marketing Resource Management, and Jeff Robison will serve as the vice president and manager for VisionBank Ad Production.
Jerome Group, a full-service direct marketing firm based in Maryland Heights, MO, announced the promotion of Ken Brown to executive vice president.
EnvelopeAmerica, New Castle, DE, has welcomed Joanne Krentz as a customer service representative and Megan Kradzinski as a sales representative.
Jordyn Hollander has filled the new position of vice president of sales for Web Bindery. Headquartered in New York City, Web Bindery enables companies to offer printed versions of online information.
Impressions Inc., St. Paul, MN, has hired Chris Lehan as prepress manager. Lehan has more than 20 years of experience, including teaching and process improvement techniques.
The Printing Industries Association of Southern California (PIASC) has installed its board of directors for 2006-2007. Bruce Carson, of The Dot Printer, will serve as chairman; Bill Guerra, Western Pad Co., executive vice chair; Bill Rivera, MMi, senior vice chair; and Marina Poropat, Intaglio, vice chair.
At the PIA/GATF Executive Leadership Conference held in Hawaii recently, Pedro “Tony” Fernandez, president of Albuquerque Printing, was selected as the 2006 U.S. Small Business Administration’s (SBA) Family-Owned Business Champion, also known as the “Jeffrey Butland” Award. It recognizes outstanding small business owners for personal achievements and contributions to our nation’s economy.
Michael DeRemer has joined Phoenix Marketing Services, Claremont, CA, as vice president of sales. He previously served as director of sales for DataFile Business Graphics.
Foxfire Printing of Newark, DE, was awarded a Level 3 ISS Certification by Corporate Express Document and Print Management (CEDPM), a subsidiary of Corporate Express.
Wright Business Graphics, Portland, OR, has announced the appointment of Daniel Adkison as president and COO. WBG is a manufacturer of business forms and specialty printed products.
AGS Custom Graphics in Macedonia, OH, has welcomed several new employees. Lauren Zilinskas is the new sales and marketing coordinator; Neil Frey and Aiden McConville have joined the estimating staff; and Jeff McLaughlin has been hired as a prepress operator. AGS is a Consolidated Graphics company.