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April 10, 2013














AIM, Cranberry Township, PA, USA – The Association for Automatic Identification and Mobility (AIM) has appointed two new consultants. Ken Koldan will serve as business development executive director and Steve Halliday will serve as the committee and standards coordinator.

AIMCAL, Fort Mill, SC, USA – The Association of International Metallizers, Coaters and Laminators (AIMCAL) has elected Steve Jackson and Milan Moscaritolo to its Board of Directors. The membership also re-elected four directors: Ingrid Brase, Dante Ferrari, Doug Krasucki and David Bryant.

CALIFORNIA POLYTECHNIC UNIVERSITY, San Luis Obispo, CA, USA - Harvey Levenson (1), longtime professor and head of Cal Poly’s Graphic Communication Department, will retire at the end of this academic year in June. He will be succeeded by longtime professor Kenneth Macro (2).

GALLUS GROUP, St. Gallen, Switzerland - Chairman of the Board Peter Hauser has announced his retirement. The Board of Directors has elected Stephan Plenz, already a member of the Board of Directors, to be the new Chairman. Klaus Bachstein has been elected to the Board of Directors and will become delegate of the Board. Georg Riescher (3) has been appointed head of research and development for the label business of Gallus.

GPA, Chicago, IL, USA – Trish Maulson (4) has joined GPA as territory sales manager.

KUGLER-WOMAKO, Nurtingen, Germany – Christoph Golombek has been named new managing director.

LOPAREX, Apeldoorn, the Netherlands –  Jan Hilbrink (5) has been appointed as managing director for Loparex – Europe.

MG AMERICA, Fairfield, NJ, USA – Randy Fraatz (6) has been named business development manager. Michele Leonardi (7) has been appointed regional sales manager. Andrea Berardi (8) has joined the company as field service engineer.

MICHELMAN, Cincinnati, OH, USA – Federica Galli has been hired as new business development manager – fibers and composites.

NPTA, Chicago, IL, USA – NPTA has announced its 2013 Board of Directors. The officers are: Donald Clampitt, Travis Mlakar, Hilton Maze, Clay Ellis and Greg Savage. The 2013 directors include: Mike Graves, Edward Kniep, Brad Perry, Julie Schertell, Mark Ushpol and Andrew Wallach.

OKI DATA AMERICAS, Mount Laurel, NJ, USA – The company has announced that Mark Hansinger has been named one of UBM Tech Channel’s CRN 2013 Channel Chiefs.

PULSE ROLL LABEL PRODUCTS, Bristol, UK – Stephen Boman (9) has joined the company as laboratory manager. Colin Dixon has been appointed operation manager. Darren Hallett (10) has joined the company as export technical sales manager. Chris Price has moved to the position of product manager.

RONDO-PAK, Eagleville, PA, USA – Richard Leppert has been promoted to vice president of global business development. Leppert had previously served as the company’s national account manager.

QUADTECH, Sussex, WI, USA – Chuck Irons has been appointed international sales manager.

TAPPI, Atlanta, GA, USA – Robert Feeser, Kirt Cuevas and Daniel Cappell have been elected to begin three-year terms on the TAPPI Board of Directors. They will join Thomas Garland and Chris Luettgen, who will serve as TAPP chair and vice chair, respectively.

TESA TAPE, Charlotte, NC, USA – David Meissner (11) and Kelly Conner (12) have been hired as sales specialists, print and web processing. Meissner will offer sales support throughout the Southeastern US.  Conner will offer sales support throughout the central US states, including: Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Louisiana, Colorado, and New Mexico.

UNILUX, Saddle Brook, NJ, USA - Peter Zantop has been appointed southern European sales manager; he will be based in Barcelona and will cover Spain, France, Italy and Portugal. Advanced Supplies of Wigan has been named the company’s new distributor in the United Kingdom.

WEBER PACKAGING SOLUTIONS, Arlington Heights, IL, USA – Carl Archambeault (13), has been named national sales director.