PEOPLE IN THE NEWS
Gene Brett At Graph
Gene Brett, COO, E. Thomas Brett Business Machines, did well at Graph Expo.
"Overall, I'd say the show was well attended. More than one exhibitor
commented about the higher level of buyers that were at the show.
As for myself, I did a concerted search for
niche digital print devices and print finishing equipment. As always we met
with existing vendors. The booths with these type of machines were active.
Memjet technology seemed to dominate buyer
interest as it did with me. To watch a full color page exit the printer in
seconds, instead of in minutes was quite impressive. Although seemingly
extraordinary, time will tell how this technology will play out and whether
end-users will buy into it.
By the way, the Global Dealer Summit was worth
the time. The future of the channel as described by Dr. Joe Webb ought to have
vendors looking at the dealer channel with renewed interest. Following his
presentation I attended (I.T.Strategies) Marco Boer's session. The guy's right
on. Dealers need to constantly look for niche products and he made it clear
that not all wide format product lines are for dealers."
Caslon Appoints Carl
Joachim as Senior Partner plus the Creation of New Innovative Packaging
Industry veteran, Carl Joachim will lead development of practice dedicated to
emerging packaging markets for Caslon and Company, a trusted source for market
Led by Joachim, the Innovative Packaging
Service Practice will provide: market and business development programs, sales
training, workflow/work process best practices, market research, customized
consulting services, and special Innovative Packaging Track at the PODi
AppForum conference (January 28-30, 2013 in Las Vegas). In addition, in his
role as Senior Partner, Mr. Joachim will join Caslon General Manager, David
Erlandson in providing far-ranging expertise to all aspects of Caslon's
engagement with the digital printing market.
Mr. Joachim has played an integral role in the
adoption of production digital printing for over 20 years. He has held senior
executive positions at Xerox, Oce and most recently Ricoh, where he was a
member of the core senior team that developed Ricoh's entry into the production
The packaging industry is on the cusp of
innovation driven by emerging technologies. Rab Govil, president of Caslon,
says, "Our customers have been clear on their desire for us to expand our
focus into packaging. With Carl joining our team we have added someone with
deep industry experience, and a proven track record of connecting markets with
new technologies." For more information on the new Innovative Packaging
Service Practice please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
2012 Education Award
of Excellence Recognizes Raymond Rafalowski
Raymond Rafalowski, national account manager, FUJIFILM North America
Corporation, Fairfield, Ohio, is the Industry Recipient of the 2012 Education
Award of Excellence.
In its 27th year of honoring notable printing
educators and trainers, the Education Awards recognized Raymond for providing
training that goes beyond his routine professional responsibilities.
Raymond began his career in Pittsburgh as a
letterpress typesetter and pressman at Neyhart Printing Company and moved on to
become a cameraman at the University of Pittsburgh and Fisher Scientific
Company. Currently, Raymond is enjoying his longstanding career with FUJIFILM
North America, a global Fortune 500 company.
For more information on Printing Industries of
Americaís Awards Programs, visit
www.printing.org/awards or contact
Michael Packard at 412-259-1704 or email@example.com.
Fujifilm Holdings America Corporation announces changes in executive leadership
in the U.S. Kaz Yamamura is named as the new president of Fujifilm Holdings
America Corporation; and Go Miyazaki is promoted to president/CCO of Fujifilm
North America Corporation. Yamamura also serves as the chairman and CEO of
Fujufilm North America Corporation, overseeing management of eleven Fujifilm
companies in the U.S. As president/COO, Miyazaki is responsible for management
of the photo and electronic imaging, graphic systems, optical devices, and
motion picture businesses.
2012 Naomi Berber
Printing Industries of America is pleased to announce Regina (Gina) Testa, Vice
President, Graphic Communications Industry Business, Xerox Corporation, is the
recipient of the 2012 Naomi Berber Memorial Award. This award honors
outstanding women in the graphic communications industry for their exceptional
record of accomplishments, unusual contribution toward the development of the
graphic communications industry, and for having furthered the interests of the
Regina has long been active in both industry
and community organizations. She currently is chair of the marketing committee
of The Print Council and serves on its executive leadership committee. Launched
in 2003, The Print Council serves the industry to develop, maintain, and
increase the market for printed cross-media materials. In 2009 Regina was
appointed and continues to serve as a director on the national boards of the
Printing Industries of America and National Printing Equipment Suppliers
organizations. She also serves on the boards of the Print On Demand initiative
and the Rochester Institute of Technology Cross Media Center. She is a past
board member of the National Association of Printing Leadership (NAPL).
Arlon Promotes Chad
Arlon promotes Chad Russell to Director of Business Development, based in Santa
Ana, CA. In this role he is responsible for Arlon's product management team,
new product commercialization, product strategy, and pricing for all graphic
lines. "Russell brings a wealth of graphic industry experience to Arlon's
product team" says Ron Hopkins, president, Arlon.
Bill Glos Joins
Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. recently announced Bill Glos has
joined the company as Vice President, Konica Minolta Premier Finance. Glos will
be responsible for managing operating agreements with leasing partners, working
with sales channels to enhance fiancing options, and working with partners to
develop new leasing programs as part of Konica Minolta solutions and services
business. Glos will report directly to Kevin Kern, Senior Vice President,
Marketing, Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc.