AB GRAPHIC INTERNATIONAL, Elgin, IL, USA – Jim Wright (1) as been named Canadian regional sales manager. He will be based out of Mississauga, Ontario, Canada.
AHLSTROM CORP., Helsinki, Finland – Sakari Ahdekivi has been appointed chief financial officer and member of the executive management team.
ANDERSON & VREELAND, Bryan, OH, USA – Jeff Skolnik (2) has been appointed digital packaging specialist.
AWT LABELS & PACKAGING, Minneapolis, MN, USA – Pete Bibelhausen has joined the company as research and development specialist. Bruce Zutter has joined the company as process/continuous improvement coordinator. Terri Westerhaug has been named sales executive for the Northeast region.
DURST IMAGE TECHNOLOGY US, Rochester, NY, USA – Durst US has expanded the responsibilities of Roy Pagan (3), the company’s business development manager for industrial imaging solutions, to include its Tau portfolio of digital label printing platforms, low-migration, inline laser diecutting equipment and related products.
ETI CONVERTING EQUIPMENT, Boucherville, Quebec, Canada - Gustavo Virginillo from Coras do Brasil has been named the company’s agent for Brazil. Hugo Longobucco has been named the company’s agent for Argentina and Chile.
FLINT GROUP, Luxembourg – Eric Gibbs (4) has joined Flint Group Flexographic Products as national accounts manager.
GOSS INTERNATIONAL CORP., Durham, NH, USA – Mark Oggero has been appointed senior vice president of global operations.
GPA, Chicago, IL, USA – Rose Nowak-Smith has joined GPA as territory sales manager for northern California, San Francisco, San Diego and Hawaii.
HARPER CORP., Charlotte, NC, USA – Sean Teufler (5) has been named senior technical graphics advisor for the Harper GraphicSolutions Division. Additionally, Harper Corp.’s Technical OEM Accounts Manager Paul Teachout (6) has been appointed as chairman of the Tag and Label Manufacturers Institute (TLMI) Awards Competition.
KOCHER + BECK, Pliezhausen, Germany – Jim Kissner has joined the company as national sales manager for the US.
MARK ANDY, St. Louis, MO, USA – Timo Donati (7) has been hired as sales manager, Western Europe, and will work out of the Switzerland-based sales office. Additionally, Monika Mägli has joined the team to provide financial reporting and accounting expertise, and Michelle Borer has been brought on to support the sales and service personnel in an administrative capacity.
MEECH INTERNATIONAL, Oxfordshire, UK – Scott Cook (8) and Paul Levene (9) have joined the company as production manager and web cleaning specialist, respectively.
NDC INFRARED ENGINEERING, Irwindale, CA, USA – Teruo Horino has been appointed sales manager, Japan, for the company’s web gauging and metals systems.
NORDSON EDI JAPAN, Tokyo, Japan – Daisuke Matsubara (10) Matsubara has been named sales representative.
NPES, Reston, VA, USA – NPES, The Association for Suppliers of Printing, Publishing and Converting Technologies, elected a new chairman, two new directors and has re-elected several returning directors. Michael Ring, president of Xeikon America, Inc. and vice president of worldwide marketing, Xeikon America, Inc., was elected chairman. Greg Blue, CEO of Manroland Web Systems Inc., and Todd Zimmerman, vice president and general manager of Fujifilm North America Corporation, were named directors.
NUOVA GIDUE, Campi Bisenzio, Italy – Maurizio Trecate (11) has joined the company as vice president of sales. Matteo Cardinotti has been named managing director.
ROLAND DGA, Irvine, CA, USA – Rick Scrimger (12) has been appointed to the International Sign Association (ISA) Board of Directors, one of three new board members named for the 2014 – 2016 term.
SGK, Des Plaines, IL, USA – Robert Border has been appointed chief information officer.
SMYTH COMPANIES, St. Paul, MN, USA – William Challoner has been appointed executive vice president of sales and marketing.
SOUTHERN LITHOPLATE INC., Wake Forest, NC, USA – Gary Blakeley (13) has joined the team as director of global service and technical support.
TECHNICOTE, Miamisburg, OH, USA – Mark Quinlan has been appointed to the position of president.
TMI INTERNATIONAL LLC, Pittsburgh, PA, USA – David Rimbey will transition from his role as vice president of operations to the role of president and chief executive officer.
TORAY PLASTICS AMERICA, North Kingstown, RI, USA – Chris Voght (14) has been promoted to senior director of sales for the Torayfan Division. Franco Chicarella (15) has been promoted to national sales manager. Lauritz Goodrich (16) has been promoted to senior manager of the strategic alliance group.
WIKOFF COLOR CORP., Fort Mill, SC, USA – Don Duncan, Wikoff’s director of research, has been inducted into the Ben Franklin Honor Society of Printing Industries of America.
XEIKON, Itasca, IL, USA – Ronald Shepard has been appointed national document sales manager and Trillium specialist, USA.