Two key executive appointments have been made at Esko. Udo Panenka joined as senior vice president of sales and Jon Giardina has been named vice president of the Americas. Previously, both held executive positions at Danaher companies.
To expand its scope of offerings, Valco Melton has acquired the assets of Gluing Machinery & Systems (GMS), which specializes in hot and cold glue application systems for the direct mail, paper and board converting, and print finishing markets.
In a new partnership, Ricoh is now selling and distributing Xanté's Impressia digital multi-media press and Enterprise high-speed envelope feeding system.
Brent Weaver has joined RM Machinery, the distributor for RYOBI MHI sheetfed offset presses, as technical sales and service manager for the West Coast region. Weaver worked for 15 years at Mitsubishi Lithographic Presses, and most recently served as field service and customer support specialist for KBA.
EFI has expanded its European footprint by acquiring the assets of DiMS! organizing print, a MIS/ERP systems developer for printing and packaging companies, based in The Netherlands.
After more than three decades in the printing industry, most recently serving as Heidelberg's head of the North American market, James (Jim) Dunn is now the principal partner for Print Media Advisors, a company that provides sales and marketing consultation services, sustainable process efficiency and productivity enhancement advice, to commercial printing, label and folding carton businesses.
Jonathon Beaton has been appointed Eastern regional sales manager at RBP Chemical Technology. Beaton now oversees all print sales activities in the region, with a special focus on the commercial printing and newspaper markets.
NELA-USA promoted Bob Deis to general manager. Deis joined NELA in 2000 as engineering manager when NELA opened its Twin Cities, MN, area plant.
KBA North America has partnered with Tensor International to actively market and sell Tensor's single-width web offset press systems to the semi-commercial, insert and newspaper printing markets.