Latin America

Phil Burke, 49, Goss International’s vice president of sales for Latin America, was found dead in Biscayne Bay here April 7. His body and that of his eight-year-old daughter, Tara Ann, were pulled from the water a day after they had gone on a father/daughter boating trip.

German press manufacturer Koenig & Bauer AG (KBA) published its 2008 financial statements on 30 April following preliminary disclosures on 26 March.
The global economic downturn had a disproportionately severe impact on the inflow of orders for batch-produced sheetfed presses, which plunged 22.6% to €598.5m (2007: €773.5m). The web and special press division, where multi-unit installations with lengthy production times dominate the schedule, exerted a stabilizing influence, with new orders totalling €643m (16.9% below the prior-year figure of €773.4m). Group orders therefore shrank 19.7% to €1,241.5m (2007: €1,546.9m).

Goss International released the following statement from Jochen Meissner, CEO: With great sadness, I regret to inform you that Phil Burke, our vice president of sales for Latin America, and his eight-year-old daughter, Tara Ann passed away on Sunday following a boating accident near their home in Florida.

Technology, networking, and education once again brought thousands of graphic communications professionals together in Miami Beach, Florida for the annual Graphics of the Americas (GOA) Exposition and Conference held from February 23-24.

Quebecor World, the Montreal-based magazine, book, catalog, direct mail, directory, magazine and retail insert printer. has experienced a roller coaster of fortunes in 2008—bankruptcy, a new leader, new accounts, lost accounts, done deals gone sour, financing misfires and triumphs, shuttered facilities, lost jobs, and now...a new hope.

Barry Meinerth and Felix Enrique Cortes Pinto to Be Honored at the 25th GALA Award Banquet and Receptio ORLANDO—September 26, 2008-The Printing Association of Florida (PAF) is proud to name the recipients for the Graphic Arts Leaders of the Americas (GALA) award for 2008. Barry Meinerth, senior vice president, production and fulfillment, Time, Inc., and Felix Enrique Cortes Pinto, president of F.I.G.E.(Graphic Industry Federation of Ecuador), have been named Graphic Arts Leaders of the Americas for North and Latin America for 2008. Both gentlemen will be receiving their awards before an international audience of graphic arts industry leaders and guests at the 25th annual GALA

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