The tour also included side trips to Ludwigsburg Palace, the new Mercedes Benz automotive museum and an Octoberfest celebration in Stuttgart, as well as a bus trip through the Black Forest.
Dr. Peter Weiss, Bernhard Gruber, Klaus Beckbissinger and DeWaine Johnson served as hosts for MBO America.
Vecoplan, a manufacturer and distributor of industrial shredding and grinding equipment, announced the opening of Vecoplan Midwest in Floyds Knobs, IN. Vecoplan Midwest will serve as the sales and distribution arm for Vecoplan equipment in a five-state area, including parts of Indiana, Ohio, Kentucky, Tennessee and Illinois. Technical service capabilities for customer support will be added in the near future.
About 200 technical representatives from ink manufacturers and suppliers attended the 2006 NPIRI Technical and Manufacturing Conference in Fort Lauderdale, FL, in October. Attendees were able to take advantage of a variety of ink and printing technical presentations and short courses. In addition, Brian Chwierut, Sun Chemical, and Andrew Matthews, Flint Group, were recognized with the NPIRI Technical Achievement awards.
Mitsubishi Lithographic Presses (MLP U.S.A.) has announced a leadership change. Marke Baker, formerly vice president of customer service, has been named president. K.G. Katayama, who has served as the company’s president since 2002, will return to the Printing Press International Sales Group of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries.
KBA North America is expanding its dealer network to include four new dealerships. The KBA dealerships will handle non-exclusive sales of the 74 Karat, Genius 52 UV and Performa presses. To become acquainted with the new presses and KBA’s business approach, the new dealerships (and one existing dealer) recently attended a dealer training program held at KBA’s Vermont demo center. The dealers who attended the training program were: Brett Graphics, Horsham, PA; Coleman One, Fairfax, VA; Graphics Equipment, Portland, ME; MB Graphics, Columbus, OH; and Print Technologies, Omaha, NE.