Carter Steps Down at Komori ROLLING MEADOWS, IL—Stephan Carter, who ushered in the Lithrone S sheetfed press era and drove significant growth of market share across all product lines at Komori America, stepped down from his role of president and COO on November 30. He has been replaced by Kazuyoshi “Kosh” Miyao, formerly the executive vice president of marketing and product development. Carter has been appointed president and CEO of Hudson North America, a provider of permanent recruitment, contract professionals and talent management services worldwide. He spent seven years with Komori America.
Vertis Completes ACG Deal
BALTIMORE—Vertis Communications has successfully consummated its prepackaged Chapter 11 plan and its merger with American Color Graphics (ACG). The new company will be headquartered here under the Vertis Communications brand. As a whole, the network boasts 100 worldwide locations and roughly 8,000 employees.
RRD Gets $60M Harrah’s Pact
CHICAGO—RR Donnelley has been awarded a $60 million, multi-year print management contract by Harrah’s Entertainment, a provider of branded casino entertainment. Under terms of the agreement, RR Donnelley will provide a range of printing and related services, including commercial printing, forms and print fulfillment to Harrah’s properties across the United States and in Ontario, Canada.
Lawsuit Filed Following Death
SAN FRANCISCO—The father and daughter of a pregnant woman who was killed by a diecutter earlier this year are suing her employer, claiming it failed to equip the machine with safety devices that would have prevented her death, the San Francisco Chronicle reported. The January 29 incident at Digital Pre-Press International occurred when 26-year-old Margarita Mojica became entangled in the machine when it suddenly engaged while she and another employee were prepping it for a job.
GTech Opening Ticket Plant
TAMPA, FL—GTech Printing plans to open a new instant ticket printing facility in the spring of 2009, according to the Tampa Bay Business Journal. The 100,000-square-foot plant will initially employ 100 people, a figure that could rise to as many as 200 by 2013, according to the paper. The company is expected to produce about 11 billion instant tickets annually.