Toyo Ink International announced that its wholly owned subsidiary, Toyo Color America, has changed its company name to Toyo Ink Manufacturing America. The change reflects management’s decision to integrate Toyo Color’s existing business with the production and marketing operations of a new manufacturing plant in Bryan, TX.
GOEX has completed the installation of a co-extrusion line to support its investment in the graphic arts market. In conjunction with existing extrusion lines at its manufacturing facility in Janesville, WI, the new line is capable of running a variety of the materials, including polystyrene, PVC, PETG and polycarbonate.
Pitman Co. has acquired National Graphic Supply of Albany, NY. The acquisition extends Pitman’s market coverage in the Northeast region for commercial printing. In other company news, Dave Wilkins has been promoted to vice president of sales; Peter Moore will assume the role as company president in March 2009, succeeding Joe Demharter.
Toppy America has entered into an agreement to be the North American representative for Ecosystem Costrunzioni, of Rovererto, Italy. Ecosystem manufactures high-speed laminators featuring a rotating hot-knife cutting system (“Blade-Runner”).
Stan Tissue is the new outside technical sales representative at Gans Ink, responsible for Seattle and the surrounding regions of the Pacific Northwest.
Superior Printing Inks has announced four new appointments. Andrew Wasserman has been promoted to vice president of corporate accounts; Angel Torres has been promoted to vice president of New York operations; Paul Fernandez has been promoted to branch manager of the Teterboro, NJ, facility; and John Rutledge has joined the company as national sales manager.
As part of Pamarco Global Graphics’ strategy for integrating its offset division in Elk Grove Village, IL, which is focused on Pamarco’s Diamond brand rollers, it will be moving into its Wheeling, IL, plant, which manufactures Syntac rollers.
Tom Dieckman has joined Wausau Paper’s Printing & Writing segment as vice president of sales and marketing. He most recently served as vice president of direct sales at UPM-Kymmene.