The Argus Press, one of the nation's top commercial printers and communication resource companies; and a division of Nationwide Graphics/ Premier Print Organization (NG/PPO), is proud to announce that Mike Ford has become President of The Argus Press in Niles, IL.
Printing Impressions' Sustainability in Commercial Printing News for November 2008
NILES, IL—In an effort to better meet its direct mail customer demands, Specialty Printing has installed a new Goss Sunday M-2000 web press. The press, which features a 231⁄4˝ Vits sheeter, is the centerpiece of a $10 million-plus capital investment initiative. Specialty Printing also debuted a new digital division, with its first piece—a Kodak NexPress 2100 color digital press—heading the effort. Also on tap to start up this month is a six-color Heidelberg Speedmaster SM 102 sheetfed perfector with an aqueous coating tower. Three 26˝ MBO Perfection folders and a Heidelberg Polar cutter are also among the ancillary equipment that have been acquired recently. Specialty Printing,
By Erik Cagle We're looking for ways to cut costs out of our business," states Jack Gustafson, COO for Niles, IL-based JohnsByrne Co., "because we can't afford to take any more profit out of our business." It is the 21st century rally cry of the commercial printer. With most hardware options throughout the printing workflow already exhausting comprehensive automation avenues, offering the most competitive prices to print buyers has become the business-to-business equivalent of shaving time off the best 100-meter dash standard. But JohnsByrne—a $20 million per year printer that produces brochures, annual reports, direct mail pieces, catalogs, POP materials and specialty printing—had
Atlanta-based Naylor has announced a series of management changes. Steve Naylor has been named president and CEO. As president and CEO, Naylor represents the second generation of leadership in the company, succeeding his father and company founder John Wayne Naylor. Erna Schneiderman is now the director of sales and marketing. Carl Garner has been appointed the director of finance. He is a CPA and has been with the company for 10 years. Bill Kurtz joins the company as director of facilities. Gloria Williams has assumed the role of director of human resources. Brian Arsenault has been promoted to director of production Finally, Troy Tatum
Douglas Clott has been named executive vice president of sales and marketing for EMCO Printers, Everett, MA. Clott's experience in color printing spans nearly 30 years. The Great Lakes Companies, Cleveland, has announced two additions to its staff. Jason Schultz and Mike Miller have joined the company as account executives. Ellie Handford has joined Panel Prints, Old Forge, PA, as a sales representative. She brings with her a strong commercial printing sales background. Judy Eberwein and Kurt Sands have been hired by Niles, IL-based Graphic Converting as account executives. Eberwein has been in display sales for eight years. Previously, she spent 15 years on the creative side