Lastra America has named Joe Downer as product manager. He has been a product manager for Xerox Corp., Aperture Technologies and TowerCom. Also, Robert Griffin has assumed the position of technical support specialist and technical sales representative.
Hostmann-Steinberg announced that graphic arts supplier Pitman Co. has been named national distributor of its full line of inks.
RDP Marathon has hired George Herrick as Northeast region sales manager. Located in Connecticut, Herrick now promotes RDP's fixed and variable-size perfecting and non-perfecting web presses.
Exanet has formed its Digital Media division, and named Melvin Ettinger division president. The new division will focus on marketing and selling the ExaStore storage system to the digital media industry.
Sentry Insurance, a provider of business insurance to the printing industry, has been identified as one of the nation's top 50 property/casualty insurance companies by Ward Financial Group. Sentry was named to Ward's 50 Benchmark Group of top performing property/casualty insurance firms for 2003.