Callahan oversees all Ryobi large format press service in the United States and Canada and will be based at the xpedx Technology Center in metro Cincinnati.
Commercial printing industry supplier company and personnel news from Printing Impressions' January 2009 edition.
CINCINNATI—Mary Laschinger has been named president of xpedx, replacing Tom Kadien, and will also serve as senior vice president of xpedx's parent company, International Paper (IP). In addition, Scott Brown becomes national sales representative for Ryobi large-format presses, with responsibility for growing capital equipment sales in the central and southern United States. A 24-year industry veteran, he formerly worked for Heidelberg and Komori.
Mary Laschinger has been named president of xpedx, replacing the current president, Tom Kadien, and will also serve as senior vice president of xpedx' parent company, International Paper (IP).
PRINT 09 sheetfed and web offset press exhibitors were all singing the same tune that the "holy grail" to achieving profitability in these tough times lies in a print shop's efficiency—quick makereadies, waste reduction, higher productivity with less people, as well as value-added capabilities to diversify and differentiate one's offerings.
Electronics For Imaging and xpedx have entered into a new agreement under which xpedx will distribute EFI’s print management and workflow productivity solutions for commercial and in-plant printers across the U.S.
UPM, the world’s leading producer of graphic papers, has signed an exclusive, multi-year agreement with xpedx, the largest supplier of paper to commercial printers in the United States. The agreement makes xpedx the exclusive merchant supplier of UPM coated freesheet sheet fed (SFO), coated freesheet web (HSWO) and other UPM coated papers to commercial printers in the U.S. and Canada.
xpedx spent this year expanding its offerings with the equipment and services North American printers have asked for. It’s all going to be shown and discussed in the company’s largest-ever exhibit at PRINT 09 in Chicago, booth 1221. It also will hold a contest for printers, awarding two U.S.-based commercial and/or in-plant printers an all-expense-paid trip for two to the new xpedx Technology Center in metro Cincinnati. The two-day trip is valued at approximately $2,500 per winner.
Steve Bowden has been named executive vice president of Marketing and Sales for xpedx, replacing Tom Weisenbach who will retire from the company Sept. 30. xpedx is a division of International Paper where Steve will also serve as vice president.