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Gene Brett At Graph Expo
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 Practice
Industry veteran, Carl Joachim will lead development of practice dedicated to emerging packaging markets for Caslon and Company, a trusted source for market intelligence.

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 printing market.

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 carlj@caslon.net.


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 mpackard@printing.org.


{short description of image} Fujifilm U.S. Executive Change
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 Memorial Award
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 industry.

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 Russell
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
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.

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