NEW YORK—Vyomesh (VJ) Joshi, executive vice president of HP's $29 billion Imaging and Printing Group, received the 23rd annual Prism Award for distinguished leadership during a luncheon held here last Wednesday within the ornate Gotham Hall. The annual event raises scholarship money for New York University's Master of Arts in Graphic Communications Management and Technology program.
American Spirit Graphics, Minneapolis, has promoted several key managers. Darren Carlson has been promoted to CEO. Myron Angel has been promoted to president and COO. Lauren Drevlow is now executive vice president. Jason Carlson has assumed the position of corporate vice president. The Segerdahl Corp., Chicago, has appointed John Kampa to its sales and account management staff, and Roy Perfetti has been named to the company's sales staff. Kampa has an extensive, 17-year background in the web printing industry. For the past seven years, he worked as a national account executive at Lehigh Direct. Perfetti has 20 years of experience in the printing industry. His
R.R. Donnelley wades into the world of e-commerce BY CAROLINE MILLER R.R. Donnelley & Sons (RRD) is launching a new e-commerce venture this month at Graph Expo and Converting Expo in Chicago. Digeno.com is an R.R. Donnelley-funded network that provides an e-procurement solution for the sheetfed printing industry. This portal is a comprehensive, printer-led Internet solution for buying and selling print-related products and services in the regional commercial printing markets, according to Digeno President Terry Tevis. As Tevis gets ready to introduce Digeno to the graphic arts industry, Printing Impressions wants to know how he views the direction of e-commerce in the printing industry,
WESTPORT, CT—Growing from an ambitious idea into a coast-to-coast printing network, consisting of nine companies with projected revenues in excess of $180 million, is no small accomplishment. But Terry Tevis, president and CEO of Printing Arts America (PAA), moved a step closer to realizing that goal by acquiring George Lithograph in San Francisco, Bay State Press in Framingham, MA, and Tarrant/ Dallas Printing with plants in Dallas and Euless, TX. "We've made nine major acquisitions in 10 months," notes Tevis, "and the addition of these three outstanding organizations changes both the face and the structure of our organization. Printing Arts America now extends the breadth
POMPANO BEACH, FL—Printing Arts America (PAA), the Westport, CT-based financial rollup, will acquire AIM Riverside Press, based here, its first acquisition since it hired former Donnelley executive Terry Tevis as its president and CEO. "AIM Riverside fulfilled two criteria very important to us," Tevis explains. "It was well-managed and profitable; and has the physical capacity to grow." AIM Riverside will become the 'hub' for the South Florida market," he adds, noting that discussions are under way with other nearby firms that would become "satellite" facilities. Tevis says the management team at Riverside, headed by Oscar and Ike Abolafia, has "accomplished on a regional basis