MAN Roland announced that it recently made a Gold Partner donation to the Graphic Communication Institute (GrCI) at California Polytechnic State University in San Louis Obispo, CA. The GrCI is an action-oriented think tank that conducts research, testing, product evaluations and seminars for the printing industry. Its mission is to promote print as the most effective form of communication.
Under a new multi-year agreement, Graphic Innovators will now provide sales and marketing services for Jetweb Corp. across the American continent.
At Graph Expo last month, Esko and Artwork Systems made their debut as the merged company EskoArtwork. The companies joined forces to better utilize their complementary strengths in the packaging and commercial printing market segments, and to leverage the power of their combined global customer bases. Carsten Knudsen, CEO of Esko-Graphics A/S, will retain that position in the combined group. Guido Van der Schueren, currently chairman of the board of directors of Artwork Systems Group NV, will become the chief commercial officer.
Prism USA has announced the promotion of Michael Kinnear to the new position of operations manager of North America, where he will be responsible for managing day-to-day operations and directing the company’s national implementation staff. Kinnear was senior product manager with Latran Technologies (formerly Polaroid Graphics Imaging) before joining Prism as a sales rep in 2006.
Charles Knott has assumed the CEO role at Flint Group, succeeding Dave Frescoln who became deputy chairman of the company’s board. Knott previously led global specialty chemical companies within Unilever and ICI. Frescoln will continue in a full-time capacity, with responsibility for representing the organization to the outside trade environment, trade associations and major customer groups, as well as lead its further development in emerging economies.
Daniel C. Maffeo has been appointed as vice president of sales, and Richard Czarnecki has been named vice president of technology at Superior Printing Ink. Maffeo joins Superior after a 20-year career with Fuji Photo Film, where he rose from account representative to vice president and general manager of sales. Czarnecki, a 25-year industry veteran, most recently served as director of polymer science and engineering at Sun Chemical’s Technical Center.
- Bernhard Schreier