NPES The Association for Suppliers of Printing, Publishing and Converting Technologies has announced the appointment of Douglas Sprei as assistant director of communications and marketing. NPES also has elected four new members of the board of directors. The new directors are Gary Dolgins, CEO of Citiplate Inc.; Patricia Janssen, senior vice president of MacDermid Printing Solutions; Robert Stabler, president of Nipson North America; and Wayne Wasulko, president and founder of RIPit Computer Corp.
Markzware Inc. announced open enrollment in its Markzware Business Affiliate Program for printers and publishers. Companies opting into the program, free-of-charge, agree to display Markzware-developed solutions via their own Website. In turn, each affiliate receives a 10 percent commission on Markzware solutions sold through the affiliate's Website.
Sun Chemical reports that Jamie Sutphin has joined North American Publication Inks as business development manager. Sutphin is a career sales professional who has been in the publication ink industry for 20 years. He is based in Cincinnati.
Antonio Perez, CEO and president of Eastman Kodak, received the 2005 Prism Award, presented annually by New York University in recognition of distinguished leadership in the graphic arts and communications industry. The award was presented during the 20th Annual Prism Award Luncheon at the Waldorf Astoria in New York City.
Karl Puehringer has been elected president and COO of Baldwin Technology. He has been with the company since 2001, most recently serving as vice president, European operations.
The Accrediting Council for Collegiate Graphic Communications (ACCGC) has expanded to include corporate sponsorships. The first three ACCGC Sustaining Corporate Affiliates are Heidelberg USA, Kodak Polychrome Graphics and Quad/Graphics.
Steve James has joined the North American sales team at Prime UV as Southeastern regional sales manager. He will direct sales in Alabama, Florida and Georgia.