Commercial Printing Industry News Briefs from Printing Impressions’ April 2013 edition, Brown Printing, Fetter Printing, EP Graphics, 4over Inc., RR Donnelley, Xerox, Smith's Printing and North Jersey Media Group.
Nellymoser will operate as a division of Brown, a Gruner + Jahr Company, and will maintain its operations in the Boston area. Nellymoser has been driven by a talented and dedicated group of employees with over 10 years of mobile experience. Brown will retain the core team and structure to grow the business by continuing to deliver industry-leading mobile solutions.
Since installing an eight-color Speedmaster XL 105 long perfector with CutStar sheeter, Inpress automated color control, and AutoPlate XL more than six months ago, Modern Litho's (Jefferson City, MO) expectations and early impressions have been confirmed, and the company is well on the way to fulfilling a long-term growth strategy focused on short-run, quick-turn production.
WASECA, MN—Mike Amundson, currently CFO and executive vice president of the catalog market segment at Brown Printing, has been appointed president and CEO. Volker Petersen, current president and CEO of Brown, will retire as planned on June 30, after devoting the next few months to a smooth business transition.
Mike Amundson, currently CFO and executive vice president of the Catalog Market Segment at Brown Printing, has been appointed president and CEO. Volker Petersen, current president and CEO, will retire on June 30, 2013, after devoting the next few months to a smooth business transition.
Starting in December 2012, Brown will produce The Weekly Standard at its East Greenville, PA, facility and distribute the publications using local and regional entry into the USPS system, along with air-freight delivery to western states, thus enabling faster delivery.
Volker Petersen is all too familiar with operating under difficult circumstances; challenges confronted the firm almost from the day he interviewed with Brown Printing. Having shuttled between Germany and the United States, Petersen finds that he has more of a global view of the industry.
CHICAGO—The industry's finest printers and executives will be on parade at the annual Gold Ink Awards and Hall of Fame banquet, which is slated for Monday, Oct. 8 at 5 p.m. in the Hyatt Regency McCormick Place Regency Ballroom during Graph Expo.
INDIAN WELLS, CA—Wayne "Bumps" Brown, a World War II veteran who returned home and started Brown Printing in Waseca, MN, died July 23 at the age of 88, The (Mankato, MN) Free Press reported.
When Wayne “Bumps” Brown came back to Waseca (MN) from World War II, he wanted to do just one thing: start a company. With single-minded determination, abiding optimism and a gift for sales, he quickly grew Brown Printing into one of the largest printing businesses in the nation.
Brown died Monday at his home in Indian Wells, Calif. He was 88.
Bumps, in partnership with his dad and two brothers, started Brown Printing in 1949 as the printing department of the Waseca Journal and Herald.
Today, it is the largest employer in Waseca and the fourth-largest web offset printer in the country.