Alexander van Meeuwen

German Trainer Comes to Jersey WESTAMPTON, NJ—Dietmar Block, technical advisor from the Wohlenberg paper cutter factory in Germany, recently held a five-day, in-depth training course here at the headquarters of MBO America to help keep the company's technicians up-to-date on the latest paper cutting techniques. Komori America has consolidated the Komori HRB and Komori Midwest sales territories. Mike VanCalbergh, vice president of sales, Midwest region, now manages the new territory, which covers Illinois, Iowa, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Missouri, Ohio, Indiana, Michigan, West Virginia, Kentucky, Tennessee and western Pennsylvania. Dr. Horst Steppat is now responsible for R&D and service at basysPrint in Germany. In his

Its Own Digital Roadmap Toward the end of last year, Agfa Corp. announced that Robert J. Stabler had been named president of its Graphic Systems North American business unit. Stabler replaced Alexander van Meeuwen, who had led the business group since 1996. The new group president joined Agfa U.K. in 1984 and has since held a variety of positions of increasing responsibilities in photo sales and marketing, both in Agfa's U.K. and U.S. organizations. In January 1999, he joined the U.S. Consumer Imaging group as vice president of marketing and was promoted to senior vice president in April 1999. To gain some insight into

RIDGEFIELD PARK, NJ—As the competitive graphic arts manufacturing marketplace of the year 2000 presents itself, Agfa Graphic Systems, too, is planning a presentation of its own. A reorganization is under way, dividing the graphic arts technology supplier into five distinct sales and marketing units, each with a mission to maximize the success of both Agfa customers and, of course, Agfa itself. According to Agfa officials, for the past 18 months, Agfa Graphic Systems has been evaluating how it can better position itself for the future. An independent study was commissioned that interviewed more than 500 customers and showed Agfa executives that, clearly, in order

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