January 1, 2010

Commercial printing industry supplier company and personnel news from Printing Impressions' January 2009 edition.

Laschinger Takes President Helm at xpedx
November 13, 2009

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.

Exhibitors Cop an App-itude
October 1, 2009

Putting greater emphasis on applications and business development tools has been a growing trend among trade show exhibitors.

Offsetting a Weak Economy
October 1, 2009

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.

UPM and xpedx Sign Exclusive Multi-Year Agreement
September 2, 2009

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 to Show Expanded Technology Offering, Hold Drawing for Trip to its Technology Center
September 2, 2009

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.

Bowden Named xpedx EVP, Weisenbach to Retire
September 1, 2009

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.