Paloian Rejoins Donnelley Group
CHICAGO—John R. Paloian, who spent 11 years at RR Donnelley before moving on to Quebecor World, is rejoining the Windy City printer as group president, publishing and retail services. He is now responsible for the company's magazine, catalog, retail advertising insert and directory business. Paloian, who was co-COO at the time of his departure from Quebecor World, previously served as president of the magazine/catalog business.
Banta Names Streeter Chairman
MENASHA, WI—Banta Corp. announced that Stephanie Streeter, president and CEO, has also assumed the role of chairman of the board of directors. Streeter replaced Donald D. Belcher, who retired after holding the position for nine years. She has been a member of the board since July of 2001.
Transcontinental Names CEO
MONTREAL—Remi Marcoux, founder of Transcontinental Inc., announced that he is entrusting the direction of the corporation to Luc Desjardins, who has been serving as president and COO since May of 2000. Marcoux becomes the executive chairman of the board and still retains his controlling interest in the corporation. Transcontinental has annualized revenues of $2.2 billion and about 60 plants in Canada, the U.S. and Mexico.
Former PICA President Passes
MOORESVILLE, NC—Industry veteran Bill Treadaway died recently at the age of 75. Mr. Treadaway served as president of the Printing Industry of the Carolinas (PICA) for more than 25 years. He was a recognized expert in the area of trade customs, contracts and communications in the printing industry. He also organized several U.S. group tours to Drupa, including for this month's exhibition.
Winter Obtains The Ink Spot
QUINCY, MA—John Winter, the former vice president of Woburn, MA-based UniGraphics Inc., has acquired The Ink Spot, located here. The company specializes in two- and four-color printing for the greater Boston area.
Tribune Adding Color Capacity
CHICAGO—The Chicago Tribune has selected MAN Roland to provide a turnkey press expansion as the newspaper embarks on a project to double its color capacity over the next two years. As part of the initiative, 19 eight-couple Colorman tower expansions will be added to the Tribune's 10 existing web presses. In all, the paper will increase its color capacity by 16 additional process color pages on typical runs.
New Location for Vertis Studios
ST. LOUIS—Targeted advertising, media and marketing services specialist Vertis has meshed its two photography studios here into one full-service creative facility. The 10,000-square-foot operation includes warehousing for client merchandise, loading docks, on-site stylists and premedia production specialists. The studio is digitally linked to Vertis' main production facility here, as well as other Vertis branches nationwide.
Lithographix Adds Capabilities
LOS ANGELES—Lithographix Inc., has widened its offerings with the addition of Visiongraphix, a new advertising and outdoor/display division. To help accommodate the expansion, the company acquired a 275,000-square-foot facility in Hawthorne, CA, which is scheduled to go online in October. The new home will be ushered in with the addition of four-color and eight-color Mitsubishi sheetfed presses, and a six-unit Mitsubishi mini-gap web press.
Case Mourns Loss of Founder
HARRISON, NY—Oscar Kosh, a co-founder of Case Paper, passed away March 13 in Boca Raton, FL, four days shy of his 88th birthday. Mr. Kosh, along with brother David, and Irving Schaffer, started the company in 1943. He retired in 1982.
Allegra Gets New Headquarters
NORTHVILLE, MI—The Allegra Network has relocated its headquarters from Troy, MI, to a new site here. The Northville location offers greater travel accessibility and bigger presentation rooms to accommodate large-scale meetings. The new site will play host to the company's second Strategic Management Course for its top owners in July.
Buskro Appoints New President
PICKERING, ON—Ink-jet imaging equipment manufacturer Buskro has named Richard Hamilton its new president. He replaces Henry Kropman, the former president and co-founder of Buskro, who has retired.
Océ Names Two N.A. Presidents
CHICAGO—Digital document management and delivery solutions provider Océ appointed a pair of presidents for its North America division. Joseph R. Marciano has been named president and CEO of Océ Business Services and Patrick Chapuis was appointed president of the wide-format printing systems division of Océ North America.
Schawk Promotes Sarkisian
DES PLAINES, IL—A. Alex Sarkisian has been named COO by Schawk, a provider of digital imaging prepress solutions to the consumer products, packaging, advertising and promotions markets. Sarkisian has been a member of the Schawk management team for nearly 20 years.
Dow Jones Drops IP, Kodak
NEW YORK—Dow Jones & Co. gave its benchmark industrial average a makeover for the first time in more than four years, shedding International Paper, Eastman Kodak and AT&T Corp. The trio is being replaced by Verizon Communications, American International Group and Pfizer Inc.
Prism Award Goes to Time Chair
NEW YORK—Don Logan, Time Warner's media and communications group chairman, has been named the recipient of the 2004 Prism Award presented by New York University in recognition of leadership in the graphic arts and communications industry. The award will be presented by Thomas Quadracci, president and CEO of Quad/Graphics, at a luncheon on June 21. A special lifetime achievement award will be bestowed upon former Pitman Co. CEO John Dreyer.