Printable Technologies announced plans to acquire PrintReady from Extensis. An application service, PrintReady provides preflight file inspection, compression and transfer capabilities. In other news, Sean Sullivan has been appointed to the newly created position of director, strategic accounts/alternative channels.
Mohawk Paper Mills has begun purchasing non-polluting wind power, reportedly making it the first paper mill in the United States to use wind power for its manufacturing operations. The wind energy will be used at the company's Cohoes, NY, facility, and will be generated at New York State's largest wind farm, near Syracuse.
MAN Roland has made several personnel announcements. Vincent Lapinski has moved up from senior vice president to become COO of web operations and a member of the board of directors. The company appointed Douglas Bradley to the post of vice president, web service. Paul Pirkle assumes the role of vice president, commercial web sales. Todd Andrews is the new general manager of the Eastern region for sheetfed press sales. Also, Mark Juratich has been tapped for the position of manager, newspaper add-on business.
Woodward Jogger Aerators has added two additional salespeople. Joining the company are brothers Tom and John Scillieri, who will assist with new and established accounts nationwide.
Tensor Group is celebrating its 10th anniversary by setting sales records. The company reports that, in the past two years, it has more than doubled its sales revenue and is about to achieve its best year in terms of sales. In the past several months, Tensor reports it has received firm contracts for more than 110 units and seven folders from customers worldwide.
KBA North America and Sun Chemical have signed a three-year agreement to jointly research and develop water-washable inks, specifically Shark W ink, for KBA's Cortina waterless web offset newspaper press.
Presstek Inc. announced the addition of three new individuals to its on-press business unit. Scott Mitchell has joined the company as director, on-press consumables. Victor Wiley has joined the company as sales manager, on-press, for the western region, and Joshua Wotsch as sales manager, on-press, for the southern region.