EskoArtwork has completed the acquisition of Gradual Software. The terms and conditions of the transaction have not been disclosed. It will operate as a dedicated business unit within the EskoArtwork group, under the Enfocus brand.
The new sales director for North America/Graphic Arts Solutions at EFI is Bill Bieger. He most recently served as director of business development at ONYX in North America.
Flint Group has invested $2 million into a new 52,500-square-foot ink facility in Atlanta. The new site serves packaging and commercial printers, and accommodates solvent, water and paste ink manufacturing.
Ted O’Connor has rejoined Mohawk Fine Papers as the company’s director of pricing process, a newly created position to support Mohawk’s ongoing process improvement efforts across the company.
Robert “Bob” McAleenan, the former Eastern sales manager at Vits America, died April 13. McAleenan rejoined the Vits sales team in 2003, and became an invaluable member, helping to get the sales team of the ground. He was passionate about the industry and everyone in it.
To support its Intelligent Mail initiatives, Pitney Bowes has acquired Trackmymail Inc., a specialist in mail tracking services. Pitney Bowes reportedly plans to retain and expand the Trackmymail brand.
Richard “Dick” Williams, 73, one of the original founders of Presstek Inc., and former chief technology officer until his retirement in January 2003, died March 30 after an extended illness. Considered a pioneer of DI printing, Williams held many other positions with the company including CEO and was chairman of Presstek’s board of directors from 1998 to 2004. He received the RIT Cary Award in 2003.
Terry Vandewarker is the new COO at Gandinnovations. With more than 20 years of experience, Vandewarker previously worked for companies such as Encad Inc. and Eastman Kodak.
Sakata Inx has reached an agreement with the ownership group of Czech Republic-based Megaink Digital a.s., taking a majority interest. The company will offer a broad spectrum of digital ink products and services for wide- and superwide-format printing as a member of INX Digital, the digital arm of INX International Ink.
- Frank Dominici