IMC America announced that its line of automatic blanket washers from Elettra has received the status of “Qualified Vendor” and is an approved auxiliary for Goss S-2000, S-3000 and S-4000 web presses. Fastwash, from Elettra, offers computer-controlled precise spray of solvent and water onto a dry cloth cleaning system with extremely short in-production washes as fast as 9 to 12 seconds. Complete cleaning of the press blankets is achieved “on” impression without slowing the press speed. The results are fewer waste copies and low cost per wash.
Saepio Technologies announced that John P. Thomson has joined the company as president and CEO. He brings more than a decade of experience to the position.
Office Depot has forged a partnership with Xerox Corp. to provide a package of digital solutions available through Office Depot’s Design, Print & Ship Depot locations throughout the United States. The companies have developed the “Xerox Certified Print Specialist” program that will train Office Depot personnel to provide customers with a full range of enhanced digital solutions, including wide-format printing and color analysis.
Unisource Worldwide has made two key leadership appointments in its paper business segment. Ken Winterhalter has been promoted to president, and Glenn Barton has been named senior vice president, sales/paper, reporting to Winterhalter.
Joe Bowman has joined Wausau Paper as an outside sales representative to manage and further develop the company’s printing and writing sales efforts in California.
Brandtjen & Kluge has hired Steve Kurdziel as its new Western region sales manager with responsibility for sales in California, Washington, Oregon, Hawaii, Alabama, Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, Colorado, Utah, Nevada, Wyoming, Idaho, Montana and Alaska, plus British Columbia and Alberta, Canada.
Seeking to streamline its consultancy and M&A endeavors in the region, The Open Approach has set up a new branch office in Northern California. Talmadge Steele has joined the firm to manage the office, which is located at 39 California Ave., Suite 206, Pleasanton, CA.
- Bernhard Schreier