Commercial printing industry supplier company and personnel news from Printing Impressions’ November 2011 edition.
Franklin Web, a leading Australian catalog printer, purchased the ILF M3 “Cutting Edge” Rotary Cutter and FDC 1 Portable Flex Die Cutter that ILF Technologies exhibited at GRAPH EXPO 2011 in Chicago. The high-performance in-line cutting systems will complement a new Komori System 38S web press at Franklin’s main production facility in Melbourne, Australia.
ILF selected Piper to succeed the retiring Bob Allison based on his experience, vision and expertise at driving positive change internally. A 35-year veteran of both in-line and off-line finishing systems, he served as vice president of the Modern Graphic Arts division of Sandy Alexander immediately before joining ILF as vice president in 2006.
Ricoh Corp. has aligned with UNIX and Linux software developer Codehost Inc. Ricoh will offer its customers and dealers BrightQT, Codehost's suite of Linux and UNIX-based printing tools, for use with Ricoh networked output devices. Creo Inc. has received ISO-14001:1996 certification for environmental management of its Canadian operations. This completes environmental management certification for both of the Creo design and manufacturing operations. Creo operations in Israel recently underwent recertification for ISO-14001—a standard first achieved in February 2001. KBA North America has promoted Evan Heise as its sales representative for a six-state region, including Montana, Utah, Wyoming, Colorado, Idaho and New Mexico. Heise is now