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New President for GAMAA
The Graphic Arts Merchants Association of Australia (GAMAA), a not-for-profit association that represents the interests of supply companies that provide goods and services to the printing and graphic media industry is pleased to announce that Adrian Fleming, Managing Director of Kodak Australasia, has been officially appointed to the role of President, GAMAA. Mr. Fleming replaces Ian Martin and will hold the position of President for the two year term. Brett Maishman, Fuji-Xerox, has been appointed to the role of Vice President.


New NE Sales Representative
Advantage Sign Supply is excited to announce to us the addition of Joseph Sanchez to their sales team. Joseph will be serving customers in Connecticut, northern New Jersey, and New York City and Long Island. He is ready to provide the personalized service to help businesses grow!


Des Plaines Office Equipment (DPOE) Names Patrick McGee As Field Service Supervisor/Color Specialist
Des Plaines Office Equipment (DPOE), the Chicago area's leading provider of office equipment solutions, announces that Patrick McGee of Joliet, IL has been named as a Field Supervisor/Color Specialist, operating from the company's Elk Grove Village location. In this team lead role, he will support the Service Department, provide training to technicians and serve as troubleshooter for escalated calls. "It is with great pleasure that we announce Patrick as a member of our professional team," said Chip Miceli, President of DPOE.


PRI Super Blue Technology Announces New Technical Director
Printing Research, Inc. of Dallas Texas is pleased to announce the return of Howard Carrithers as Technical Director effective December 17, 2012. Howard has been involved in the Graphic Arts Industry for many years beginning as a pressman in 1979. In 1997 Howard joined PRI as a Regional Manager responsible for Super Blue® sales for the eastern half of the United States. In his new capacity he will be directly involved with supporting their Dealer network.

"This will provide our Dealer network with solid support in sales, service and technical issues," states Howard DeMoore, owner. "We are excited to have Howard back as part of our organization at PRI."


Recognition Award To Oscar Pereda
Known for his 25 years of successful trade show management of the Imprexpo and Expo Grafica shows in Guadalajara and Mexico City, Oscar Pereda was recognized at a recent association meeting. The award, presented to one industry individual per year, was presented by Marco Antonio Suarez, President of COLATINGRAF and Hector Cordero, President of CANAGRAF (the national chamber of the graphic arts). Pereda has served the association in various capacities for 15 years offering his many years of experience to members. He played an active role in the creation of CEDIGRAF, a training center for the graphic arts industry in Jalisco and recently helped create a council to promote innovation through design.


New Appointment For Enfocus
Enfocus, Gent, Belgium, a business unit of Esko, announced the appointment of Tom Hackett-a prepress analyst with high-level workflow understanding-to its North American support group as product specialist with a focus on Enfocus' Switch product.


New Addition At Arlon
Graphic films manufacturer Arlon, Santa Ana, Calif., has announced the addition of Brian Castillo as regional sales manager for the South Central Region. In addition to becoming a member of the Arlon team, Brian will work with Arlon's South Central Distribution channel to develop and coordinate sales activities, and provide both technical support and marketing assistance to sign shops throughout the South Central Region.


Roland Appointments
To further strength the company's product mangement, marketing communications and purchasing/distribution teams Roland appoints Rachel Hammer product manager for rotary devices - Marc Malkin joins as public relations representative/copywriter and Ron Kienast, a 12 year Roland vet to the position of manager of purchasing and distribution


Fujifilm Canada
Stefan Biasi was appointed VP (Graphics Systems 7 Photofinishing). Mace Hoover is in new role as Director of Sales (Graphic Systems). Hoover brings over 25 years' experience in sales and sales management, most recently as the National Sales Manager at Kodak's Graphics Communication Canada Company.


Xitron hires Eastern Regional Manager
Jon Zink's primary responsibility will be to support Xitron's dealer network through education, training and sales assistance programs. "Jon posses a unique combination of technology and sales experience," said Mark Eisenchenk, Xitron's president and CEO. "His comprehensive understanding of workflow and color management makes him a welcome addition to our team."

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