Altana – Wesel, Germany – Following the retirement of Matthias Wolfgruber, Martin Babilas will take over chairmanship of the management board at Altana on January 1, 2016. Stefan Genten has also taken over as the CFO, effective August 1, 2015.
ARC International – Charlotte, NC, USA – ARC International has announced the promotion of Kim Shoemaker to a new role in business development.
Asahi Photoproducts – Brussels, Belgium – Paul Chant has been appointed as the new UK branch manager for Asahi Photoproducts.
Bunting Magnetics – Newton, KS, USA – Bunting Magnetics has named Paul Hansen the new director of marketing.
Durst – Rochester, NY, USA – Durst has added Don Coggswell to its sales team, filling the new director of national accounts position.
FTA – Bohemia, NY, USA – The Flexographic Technical Association has formed a new membership committee. It will consist of Pete Hartman, general manager, Polymount, Paul Teachout, VP sales & marketing, Nilpeter USA, Michele Talko, customer service/prepress manager, Prairie State Group, Amanda Webster, prepress production supervisor, CMC Group, and Jeff Dietz, VP sales, North & Central America, Apex International.
Jemmco – Mequon, WI, USA – Jemmco has named Mike McGovern as its new Midwest regional sales manager.
Lancer Label – Omaha, NE, USA – Lancer Label has announced the hiring of Steve Kostichka as its new operations manager.
Mark Andy – St. Louis, MO, USA – Mark Andy has announced the appointment of two additional managers for its recently opened European facility in Warsaw, Poland. Przemyslaw Polkowski will serve as the project manager at the Warsaw facility, and Lukasz Chruslinski joins Mark Andy as the sales manager at the new location.
Matik – West Hartford, CT, USA – Matik has named Alex Balke a service engineer, intended to add depth to its technical machine support operations. In addition, Jarret Chouinard will develop the company’s marketing plan and presence.
Nordson Corporation – Shanghai, China – Jie Hu (1) has been appointed sales manager in China for the Nordson Extrusion Dies Industries fluid coating product line.
Omnova Solutions – Beachwood, OH, USA – Mark Chrisman has joined Omnova Solutions as global vice president, sales and commercial excellence, Performance Chemicals. He will oversee the worldwide execution of the company’s overall sales strategy.
Presstek – Hudson, NH, USA – Presstek, a provider of eco-friendly printing products, has named Oliver Schlindwein the new sales manager for Presstek’s Zahara waterless plate product in the German market.
Roland DGA – Irvine, CA, USA – In order to strengthen its management team, Roland DGA has hired Ralph Abdelhak to fill the newly-created director of product management position. In addition, Mark Czerniakowski has also joined Roland DGA as the company’s new regional sales manager for the Northeast region.
Rotoflex – St. Louis, MO, USA – In a move to support continued global growth, Rotoflex has added Ralph Beier as director.
Sam North America – Phoenix, NY, USA – Sam North America has named Michael Prue the new extrusion lab manager and Maria Malave-Ruiz as technical procurement specialist.
Smartrac – Amsterdam, the Netherlands – Goetz Moeller has been named Smartrac’s new chief financial officer. He takes over the role from Christian Uhl, who became the company’s chief executive officer in November 2014 and has carried on as acting CFO since that time.
SpencerMetrics – Melville, NY, USA – Yutak Kwok has been named information technology manager.
Univacco Foils Holland – Waalwijk, the Netherlands – Univacco Foils Holland has named Miguel Chamizo as the sales and product manager for hot stamping foil.
Xaar – Cambridge, England – In order to strengthen its position in North America and Latin America, Xaar has named Don Whaley (2) the new director of sales, Xaar Americas. The company has also appointed Keith Smith (3) to the role of director of advanced manufacturing.