AB Graphic – Barcelona, Spain – AB Graphic International España has named Francisco Eichhorn (1) the new technical sales manager for Latin America.
Agfa Graphics – Elmwood Park, NJ, USA – Agfa Graphics has announced that Gunther Mertens is succeeding Peter Wilkens as regional president for North America.
American Roller & Plasma Coatings – Union Grove, WI, USA – David Turbiville has been hired as the new chief financial officer at American Roller & Plasma Coatings.
API – Cheshire, United Kingdom – Richard Burhouse has taken on the role of commercial director at API.
Bobst – Mex, Switzerland – Bobst has appointed Ibrahim Caglar as managing director of its Turkish subsidiary.
C&M Conveyor – North Canton, OH, USA – Bloomington, IN, USA – C&M Conveyor has announced that Tony Leckie will replace Mark Boardman as regional sales manager for the Western Territory. In addition, Rob Recker will take over the Eastern Region, including Pennsylvania and Virginia. Michael Korzyniewski will handle the Southern Region, which now incorporates the Gulf States and the southeastern seaboard. Gil Buescher will continue his responsibilities in the Central Region, and Mikah Thorne will continue to represent the company in Eastern Canada.
Cosmo Films – Delhi, India – Cosmo Films has named Dharmesh Zavery (2) as business head for its East Asia operations.
CS Labels – West Midlands, UK – Charlotte Williams has been named quality manager.
Drytac – Bristol, UK – Hayden Kelley (3) will take over as the company’s new global chief executive officer. The company has also promoted Darren Speizer (4) to vice president of sales and marketing for North America.
DuPont – Wilmington, DE, USA – Patrick Lindner has been named president of Consolidated DuPont Performance Materials Business. The company has also appointed Rose Lee president of Consolidated DuPont Protection Solutions Business.
Epicomm – Alexandria, VA, USA – Gary Pawlaczyk has joined Epicomm as a vice president and member of its Business Advisory Group.
FINAT – The Hague, the Netherlands – The Board of the FINAT Young Manager’s Club (YMC) is planning special events for young managers in the label industry during 2016. The Board consists of Dana Kilarska of Purgina, Slovakia, chairman/treasurer; Rainer Ulrich, of Ulrich Etiketten, Austria, program management; and Christopher Jones of Alphasonics in the UK, marketing.
Gallus – St. Gallen, Switzerland – Karl-Gerhard Amerongen (5) has joined the Gallus Group as head of Digital Sales Europe. He is responsible for the European sales of the new digital printing division at Gallus.
3 Sigma Corp has reported the passing of Grant Beck, owner and friend since 1998. Grant was a long-time leader and entrepreneur in the label and printing industry.
He started his first company, Beck Equipment & Supply Inc., at the age of 20, and also worked for Avery Dennison Fasson for 11 years in sales and management on the West Coast. His entrepreneurial career continued with the acquisition of Baseline Industries in 1980, and from there, his ownership portfolio expanded to include many other companies in addition to 3 Sigma.
Beck was a hands-on owner, active in the management, planning and strategic direction of his companies. He was a both a strong advocate of his employees and a loyal friend and partner to his customers. He and his family made their management teams and associates feel very much a part of their family, as well. He will be sorely missed by many in this industry and even more by those that had the opportunity to work closely with him on a day-to-day basis.
Goss International – Durham, NH, USA – Goss International has announced the appointment of Mohit Uberoi as its new president and chief executive officer.
GPA – Chicago, IL, USA – Mark Siekierski (6) has joined the GPA team as the new production manager.
Heidelberg – Kennesaw, GA, USA – Mark Bohan has officially joined Heidelberg as a business consultant and will report directly to business consulting director Oliver Demus.
IIMAK – Amherst, NY, USA – International Imaging Materials, Inc. (IIMAK) has appointed Rob Francis to sales director, North America Thermal Transfer Ribbons
IST Metz – Nurtingen, Germany – Christian-Marius Metz (7) has been appointed chief executive officer, while Holger Kühn (8) has been made managing director, sales. Robert Sänger (9) completes the management board as the managing director of technology.
Kocher+Beck – Suwanee, GA, USA – Kocher+Beck USA has appointed Steve Caples to product sales manager for Tec Screen Printing technology. The company has also announced the retirement of Rick Clark, Midwest regional sales manager. Keith Wise will take over as the new Midwest regional sales manager.
Mark Andy – St. Louis, MO, USA – Mark Andy Print Products has added Arturo Rodriguez (10) as product specialist – Adhesives.
Masterpiece Graphix – St. Louis, MO, USA – Juan Pablo Bergas (11) has joined Masterpiece Graphix as a digital material specialist to further develop the company’s growing portfolio of national and international accounts.
NAStar, Inc. – Middleton, WI, USA – NAStar Inc., a manufacturer of pressure sensitive materials, has announced the hire of Jennifer Noll as vertical market manager, focusing on the food service industry.
NPES, Reston, VA, USA – NPES president Ralph Nappi has announced his intention to transition out of the organization. The timeline for Nappi’s departure is still being developed but he has agreed to continue for 90 days after the new president is hired.
Platinum Press – Oakland, NJ, USA – Platinum Press has hired Ruben Luviano as production manager at its new packaging facility in Oakland, NJ.
Sappi Alfeld – Alfeld, Germany – Thomas Rajcsanyi has joined Sappi Alfeld as managing director. Rajcsanyi will continue to build upon the current strategy of strengthening the specialty paper business.
Smartrac – Amsterdam, the Netherlands – Gerd Wolfram has joined Smartrac as senior vice president of Systems and Solutions, Business Division Intelligent Things.
Spinnaker Coating – Troy, OH, USA – Spinnaker Coating has promoted Joel Ulrich (12) to product manager. He replaces Julie Billing, who was promoted to the company’s technical department.
TLMI – Gloucester, MA, USA – Mark Tibbetts (13) has been selected as TLMI’s new president, effective January 1, 2016. He is the association’s fourth president in TLMI’s 82-year history. Cindy White, president and CEO of Channeled Resources Group, and Greg Jackson, president of Columbine Label Company, have been appointed to the Board of Directors.
Toray Plastics (America) – North Kingstown, RI, USA – Toray has promoted Mary Gervais to brand manager.
Trinity Graphic – Sarasota, FL, USA – Trinity Graphic has hired Mary Alcorn and Jamie Horton as national business development managers.
Xaar – Cambridge, United Kingdom – Chris Morgan has been named non-executive director.
Robert Dillingham, former owner of Hi Tech Printing Company in Fairfield, OH, USA, died following a courageous three year battle with pancreatic cancer on December 14 surrounded by family. Bob had a long history working for several printing companies in North Carolina and Ohio. He is most remembered as an entrepreneur who began Hi Tech Printing Company in 1987.
He was a proud and passionate business owner who took pride in taking care of his employees. Bob was well known in the printing industry and had many friends and coworkers who admired him.
Hi Tech Printing was acquired by I.D. Images, Brunswick, OH, in 2013.