PEOPLE IN THE NEWS
Bay Copy's David
Hazelwood Wins Toshiba Top Tech Award
Ray Belanger, President/CEO of
Rockland-based Bay Copy, the area's premier provider of digital document
solutions has announced that technician David Hazelwood of Lakeville, MA is the
recipient of a Toshiba Top Tech Award for his outstanding performance during a
recent Toshiba training course held in Parsippany, NJ. Hazelwood, who has been
a technician with Bay Copy since 1996, recently received a score of 98% on his
training, which included written examinations and troubleshooting testing.
"We are very pleased that David scored so
well in his recent Toshiba training class," said Belanger. He continued,
"He's an extremely valuable member of our team."
New Leadership At
Paul Mitcham has been named President and Chief Executive Officer of Yupo
Corporation of America, the Chesapeake, VA-based division of the Japanese
synthetic paper manufacturer. See More/Less
He replaces Masakuni Fukutome, who is returning
to Yupo's headquarters in Japan as General Manager, Administration Division.
Mitcham is the first American to be promoted to such a postion and will direct
Yupo's strategic growth initiatives, which include an expansion at the
Chesapeake facility. The expansion will provide higher capacity and additional
employees, while also letting the company explore new markets in specialty
Kent Walker Celebrates
23 Years At Walker Supply
Kent Walker is celebrating 23 years of working at Walker Supply Company. Kent
helped in the company's change-over from being a traditional dealer to include
wide-format and sign supplies. They have received Dealer Communicator's Top Ten
Dealer Award on several occasions, and our sources tell us Kent was spotted at
the 2013 SGIA Expo.
Brian Johnson has joined Sakurai USA, Inc. as Regional Sales Manager with
responsibility for sales and territory management of Sakurai offset and screen
press systems and equipment in North America.
The announcement was made by David Rose,
General Manager, Sakurai USA, Inc. "He brings an impressive background of
sales management and equipment acquisition to his new position and he will make
an immediate and significant contribution to our dealers and end users,"
Rose added. Johnson will be based in Sakurai's North American headquarters in
WL Coller Appointed
As Canon Wide Format Partner
Manchester-based stationer and paper merchant WL Coller has furthered its move
into the wide format inkjet market with its appointment as a Canon Large Format
Solutions Accredited Partner.
Leslie Stern Steps
Leslie Stern stepped down as Bell and Howell, LLC's CEO for personal reasons.
The company's board appointed one of its members, Kamal Advani of controlling
shareholder Versa Capital Management, LLC, as Interim CEO until a permanent
successor is found.
Diversified Graphic Machinery
Paul Peyrebrune was promoted to the newly created position of Executive Vice
President and Dan Quenzer to Vice President of Sales at Diversified Graphic
Drytac, an international manufacturer of adhesive-coated products, is pleased
to announce that Paul Vanderweide has been named Operations Manager for Drytac
Canada. See More/Less
He will be responsible for the coating,
converting and distribution of all Drytac products from the Concord and
Brampton, Ontario facilities and will oversee both production and quality
control at both locations.
"Thanks to the Multi-Tac acquisition, we
are better equipped to provide custom coating solutions to our North American
customers. The possibilities are truly endless," states Richard Kelley,
Drytac Chairman & CEO.
OKI Data Promotes
Carl Taylor To VP of Marketing For North America
In his new role, Taylor is responsible for all aspects of the company's product
and industry marketing initiatives, including channel marketing, market
research, product planning, consumables marketing, and marketing
communications. In addition, he is responsible for the organization's Managed
Print Services operations and marketing.