X-Rite has appointed Bill Bieger as global account manager, graphic arts. In this role, Bieger assumes responsibility for the global sales of X-Rite's key select accounts.
Bill Eshmont, former CFO of Domino Amjet, has been promoted to the position of company president.
Muller Martini has appointed Steve Larcher as its regional sales manager in Southern California and Southern Nevada. Recently, Larcher was involved in selling digital printing solutions for Xerox and Heidelberg.
Konica Minolta Graphic Imaging has formed a strategic partnership with basysPrint to sell, service and support the complete line of basysPrint CtcP systems in the United States.
Presstek Inc. and Precision Lithograining have signed an agreement for Presstek to acquire Precision in a cash transaction valued at approximately $13 million. Subject to customary closing conditions, the acquisition is expected to be completed in the third quarter of 2004. The companies are planning to maintain their respective operations, with Precision operating as a wholly owned subsidiary of Presstek.
Agfa announced a new product in the company's Expert Services portfolio. Color Management Systems (CMS) Consultancy is a service offered by Agfa's experts and engineers in which they analyze the entire flow of image files from initial delivery to the printed result. The consultants provide practical guidelines for standardizing and optimizing color accuracy and consistency throughout the production process. In other news, Chris LaFontaine has joined the Agfa Graphic Systems marketing team.
Esko-Graphics has hired Michael Truman as territory sales manager responsible for sales in Minnesota, North and South Dakota, and the western and northern parts of Wisconsin.
Dr. James Rogers has been appointed director, new business development, for Flint Ink. Rogers succeeds Leonard Walle, who retired in June following 33 years of service. Rogers previously held the position of technical director of analytical chemistry and physical sciences.
Michael Bauernfeind has assumed responsibility as the new director of software engineering for Nela. Also, David Kurz is a new member of Nela's customer service department.
- Agfa Graphics
- Baldwin Americas
- Eastman Kodak
- Flint Group
- Graphic Arts
- KBA North America
- manroland Inc.
- Manugraph DGM
- MBO America
- Muller Martini
- NewPage Corp.
- Presstek Inc.
- Satori Software
- Sun Chemical
- Transcontinental Printing
- Web Systems
- X-Rite Inc.
- Xerox Corp.