Ricoh Americas has unveiled its Customer Innovation Center in Boulder, CO. The fully operational facility highlights the company's full spectrum of production print offerings, including its cutsheet and continuous-feed devices, wide-format solutions and software components. As part of the new facility, the Executive Briefing Center is available for global visitors to experience solutions hands-on and receive one-on-one consultations with printing and vertical industry experts.
Jaren Marler has been appointed chief technology officer at Mark Andy. He now leads the engineering and R&D efforts for the company, including its hybrid digital inkjet printing platform for the narrow web label and packaging markets.
Bobst North America has promoted Brian Kentopp to vice president, Business Unit Sheet Fed. Kentopp is responsible for all of Bobst's corrugated board and folding carton business in the United States and Canada.
Fujifilm North America, Graphic Systems Div., has reached an agreement to integrate its XMF Workflow and XMF Remote software with Aleyant Systems' Pressero with eDocBuilder Web-to-print e-commerce system.
Lloyd Molloy has been promoted to RM Machinery's new director of customer service. In this position, he oversees the company's staff of printing technicians to ensure a high standard for the installation, startup and repairs of presses.
Chris Howard has been promoted to vice president for business development at Durst U.S. Filling Howard's former position is Brent Moncrief, new vice president of sales and marketing. He most recently worked for Madden Communications, where he was vice president of strategic growth.
James Coulston has joined INX Digital as a regional sales manager for the Triangle brand, responsible for sales in the central part of the United States.
Colter & Peterson is distributing a new line of Function Control's paper counting machines for the offset printing market in the United States, the P7 sheet counter.
Satori Software Senior Director of Postal Affairs Bob Schimek has been appointed executive vice chairman of the board for the Association for Postal Commerce (PostComm).
GPA has hired two new territory sales managers. Alma Swift serves the Los Angeles and Orange County markets in California. Brett Greene covers the Northern California markets, as well as Reno, NV, and Las Vegas.
Larry Blue has been named COO at Bell and Howell. He most recently served as COO for RF Technologies.
EFI has acquired DirectSmile GmbH, a provider of software solutions for cross-media marketing automation based in Berlin, Germany. DirectSmile employees have joined EFI's Productivity Software Web2Print Solutions Group.
Two appointments have been made at Xeikon North America following the resignation of former president Michael Ring. Patrick McCarthy has been named vice president of operations, and Todd Blumsack is vice president of sales and marketing.