AB Graphic International – Elgin, IL, USA – Lance Shumaker (1) has been appointed North American vice president of sales for web inspection systems. His role will focus on promoting the company’s existing range of inspection cameras and rewinders.
Anderson & Vreeland – Bryan, OH, USA – Anderson & Vreeland has named Brad Cardell the new technical sales representative. He will offer technical sales and support throughout North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee. Jack Cook (2) has also joined the company as the new account manager for Southern California, Arizona and New Mexico.
Atlas Die – Elkhart, IN, USA – Atlas Die has announced the recent appointment and return of Ken Smott as president and CEO. He previously served as president and CEO for 15 years, leading the steel rule, rotary and solid tooling divisions.
AWT Labels & Packaging – Minneapolis, MN, USA – AWT has announced that Dave Olson is transitioning into retirement, and Blake Insteness will now serve as medical device point person. Mike Dispenza and Dave Tovar will also serve on the company’s sales staff. The changes became effective in February 2016.
C&M Conveyor – Mitchell, IN, USA – C&M Conveyor has announced the appointment of Tony Leckie (3) as its new regional sales manager for the Western Territory, including California, Arizona, Nevada, Oregon and Washington.
Case Paper – Harrison, NY, USA – Tim Resser has joined Case Paper as general manager of the CA division. He is replacing the division’s general manager, Marty Rosenbaum, who plans on retiring in a few months. Kim Guarnaccia has also joined the company, and she will serve as marketing director.
Clondalkin Group – Rotterdam, the Netherlands – Clondalkin Flexible Packaging has named Tom Kleinschmidt sales director for confectionary packaging. He will be based at the company’s Rotterdam site, in the Netherlands and will be responsible for sales and product development of the organization’s extensive confectionary packaging portfolio.
Computype – St. Paul, MN, USA – Computype has named Mike Sanislo vice president of RFID Systems. He has provided professional consultancy services to the company for the last five years.
Durst – Rochester, NY, USA – Larry D’Amico has joined Durst North America as the company’s director of sales. He served as vice president of Digital Imaging for Agfa Graphics for the last five years.
Goebel IMS – Darmstadt, Germany – Goebel Schneid- und Wickelsysteme GmbH, part of the Italian IMS Deltamatic Group, has appointed its new management board. Roberta Ghilardi will be in charge of administration and finance; Peter Bauer will serve as managing director of operations; and Harald Knechtel is the new managing director of worldwide sales and marketing.
Infigo – Crawley, United Kingdom – Infigo Software has announced the appointment of Craig Hath (4) to president of the company’s North American operations. The company is focusing on expansion to the United States and Canada.
Mark Andy – St. Louis, MO, USA – Mark Andy has appointed Shaun Pullen to director of Asia-Pacific sales. This position has been created to support the company’s customers and increased coverage with the goal of growing market share for Mark Andy and Rotoflex. Mary Sullivan (5) has also been appointed to regional sales manager, assuming responsibility for sales of Mark Andy presses in the West Coast territory. Ralph Boer will take on the role of digital sales manager, a strategic position focused on further developing and supporting the installation base of the market-ready Digital Series.
Maxcess – Guangdong, China – Nang Young will take over as the new vice president and general manager of Maxcess China.
Microscan – Renton, WA, USA – Microscan has named Dan Barnes the vice president of operations. He has been a key member of the management team in his 21 years with the company.
MPS – Green Bay, WI, USA – MPS has hired Gregg Lindsay as its North American service manager. He will help lead the company’s effort in assisting North American customers with on-site installations, press troubleshooting and integrating MPS equipment into their facilities.
Multi Packaging Solutions – New York, NY, USA – Multi Packaging Solutions has announced that Ross Weiner will join the company as vice president of finance, chief accounting officer. The company has also elected Jason Tyler to serve on its Board of Directors.
Nordson – Chippewa Falls, WI, USA – Nordson has promoted Ken Forden (6) to general manager of the extrusion and coating die business within the company’s polymer processing product line.
Omnova Solutions – Beachwood, OH, USA – Thomas Hartle has joined Omnova Solutions as general manager, Specialty Coatings & Ingredients. He joins Omnova from SABIC, where he had held several leadership roles since 2009.
Pamarco Global Graphics – Roselle, NJ, USA – Pamarco has announced the appointment of James Chesley (7) as technical sales engineer for the Pacific Northwest. Zach Root has also joined the West Coast team as a technical sales engineer.
Precision AirConvey – Newark, DE, USA – John Coates has been named chief operating officer at Precision AirConvey. He previously held senior leadership roles in the petrochemical, medical, aerospace, precious metal and electrical industries.
Pulse Roll Label Products – Bristol, UK – The company has appointed George Lyle (8) to general manager, Asia-Pacific, reflecting its international expansion strategy.
Repacorp – Tipp City, OH, USA – Cindy Freeman has joined Repacorp, Inc. as compliance manger. With 18 years experience in the pressure sensitive industry, she brings expertise in UL, cUL and CSA compliance.
Tailored Label Products – Menomonee Falls, WI, USA – Tailored Label Products has announced the retirement of Mike Erwin from his position as CEO. Jeff Kerlin, who was named president in 2014, will assume the role of CEO.
Tharstern – Atlanta, GA, USA – Tharstern USA has hired software consultants David Smith and Robert Pevey for the company’s expansion into the North American market.
Toray Plastics – North Kingstown, RI, USA – Toray Plastics has announced that Greg Clements and Chris Glowacki have joined the company as business managers.
Trinity Graphic – Sarasota, FL, USA – Ida Iacovetti has been hired as the national business development manager to develop and expand the company’s customer base throughout the United States.
Wikoff Color Corporation – Fort Mill, SC, USA – Wikoff Color Corporation has appointed Evan Benbow to assistant director of research. He will be responsible for overseeing water-based and oil-based ink product and water coatings development, in addition to customer service operations.
Xeikon – Eede, the Netherlands – Xeikon has appointed David Wilkins to vice president of sales and marketing in the US and Canada. His new role is designed to spearhead growth, and he will report directly to CEO Wim Maes, who says, “We welcome Dave to our team and look forward to expanding the reach of our leading edge technology through his visionary market approach.”
Flextec reinforces commitment to quality with GMI certification
Flextec Corporation, a prime label and printed packaging converter located in Colorado Springs, CO, USA, was recently awarded full certification from Graphic Measures International (GMI).
“GMI certification represents a big step forward in our mission to provide our customers ‘Quality First Without Compromise’,” states Rocky Rahija, Flextec’s president and CEO.
GMI serves both packaging suppliers and brand owners. It audits, certifiies, monitors and measures the performance of selected label and packaging suppliers. The organization helps brand owners through print facility certification and scientific, repeatable measurement of global packaging. Overall print quality is ensured by alignment of grey balance, L*a*b* color values, and Delta E measurements.
Flextec’s newly appointed director of operations Jeff Collins headed up the team tasked with achieving GMI certification. He comments, “It was a huge effort and in the end we are better for it.”
Collins adds, “We realized three major benefits from obtaining this certification. First, we became much more sophisticated in our color management process. Second, although we had decades of printing experience in-house, most of it was in our heads. After going through the GMI process, that knowledge and experience is preserved. Lastly, the process brought our team of professionals closer together – from prepress through finishing. We are all working from the same sheet of music and with a common goal – the best possible quality for our customers each and every time.”