NPES The Association for Suppliers of Printing, Publishing and Converting Technologies has awarded its 2014 Harold W. Gegenheimer Awards for Industry Service. Eastman Kodak won the corporate award; and DJ Burgess, president and CEO of Burgess Industries, received the individual award.
Heidelberg USA has promoted Thomas McTernan to vice president for national consumables sales based out of Kennesaw, GA. As such, he is responsible for overseeing the go-to-market strategy for consumables and CTP in the United States. Former account executive Randy Wiersma will assume McTernan's previous role as vice president, Central region. Wiersma has served as a sales professional at the company for more than 28 years.
The first Solutions Advisory Council meeting was held recently at the Canon Americas headquarters in Melville, NY. The event brought together Canon Solutions America customers, industry leaders and Canon technology experts to share innovative ideas and discuss best practices.
Tim Wild, GPA's territory sales manager for the Pacific Northwest, has retired after four years with the company. Succeeding him is Kim Kotel, who has been with GPA since 2003 and spent the last year serving customers in this region.
SmartSoft has expanded PressWise software development with the opening of a new development team headquarters in Draper, located just outside of Salt Lake City in the booming Utah Tech Corridor.
EFI has acquired key intellectual property assets for digital inkjet printing of thermoformed products from Polymeric Imaging, a specialist provider of UV and LED inks for industrial and graphic arts applications.
The Greater Columbus (GA) Chamber of Commerce honored Kodak with an award for Economic Development Project of the Year, recognizing the $10 million+ addition of a new plate line at its facility there to produce Kodak Sonora process-free plates.