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JERSEY CITY, NJ—The DG3 Group (DG3), a provider of global graphic communication solutions, has promoted Tom Saggiomo to worldwide president and COO. He will also join the firm's board of directors. Saggiomo will continue to report directly to Dr. Michael Cunningham, who has assumed the position of chairman, and will continue as CEO of the company. Saggiomo joined DG3 in 2008 as president of North America, with overall responsibility for DG3’s North American division.

JERSEY CITY, NJ—The DG3 Group (DG3), a provider of global graphic communication solutions, has tabbed Tom Saggiomo for the role of president of the DG3 North American division, effective January 1, 2009. Saggiomo will report directly to Michael Cunningham, DG3's Group CEO. Saggiomo previously served as president and CEO of Agfa Graphics North American division. Prior to Agfa, Saggiomo was CEO and president of Lastra America, a company which he founded and grew to more than $100 million in revenues.

IF THIS magazine chose to hand out an award for the biggest newsmaker of the year, the 2008 honor would go to Quebecor World (QW), hands down. One might contend that the attention, while merited, is not the type of exposure a company would want: Financing issues, trying to sell an unprofitable venture and muddling through with bankruptcy in two countries. But Quebecor World is a printer for our economic times, the No. 2 in North America at a time when market leaders (Circuit City, AIG, Lehman Bros.) have come crashing down.

SAN LUIS OBISPO, CA—04/25/08—Cal Poly’s Graphic Communication Department and New York University’s School of Continuing and Professional Studies (NYU-SCPS) have teamed up to promote graduate education in graphic communications management. The partnership between Cal Poly and NYU’s Graphic Communications Management and Technology master’s program is called “East Meets West.” Cal Poly is promoting its relationship with NYU to encourage students to consider graduate school. “Our industry needs high-level critical thinkers and people who can come up with new ways of solving old problems,” said Harvey Levenson, department head of Cal Poly’s Graphic Communication Department. “NYU’s program provides this through its connections to New

Cunningham, CGI Reunited JERSEY CITY, NJ—Michael Cunningham has returned to the organization he helped start. Cunningham was named CEO of The CGI Group, the successor to Cunningham Graphics International, which he founded in 1989. He will report directly to CGI Chairman Peter Furlonge. Cunningham has served as a professor at San Diego State and is a research professor at Cal Poly, as well as an adjunct professor at New York University. American Banknote Buys Firm FORT LEE, NJ—American Banknote, parent company of ABnote Group, finished a deal to obtain Arthur Blank & Co., of Boston, for an undisclosed amount of cash and stock. Arthur Blank & Co.

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