People

  • Peter Ruth is the new group CEO of the Polytype Group, part of the WIFAG Polytype Holding Corp., Berne, Switzerland.

  • Dymax Corp., Torrington, CT, appoints Peter Zazzaro global director of quality and regulatory affairs.

  • Four are elected to the board of NPES, Reston, VA: Michael Aumann, Buhrs America; John Copeland, Toyo Ink America; Kathleen McHugh, Presstek; and Kazuyoshi “Kosh” Miyao, Komori America.

  • Bob Niesen is been promoted to senior VP of sales and marketing at GPA, Chicago, IL.

  • The National Alliance of Forest Owners (NAFO), Washington, DC, congratulates Senator Blanche Lincoln (D-AR) on her new role as chairman of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry.

  • Parkinson Technologies, Woonsocket, RI, promotes Peter Galanis to the position of operations manager.

  • Fujifilm Hunt Chemicals USA, Allendale, NJ, announces organizational changes: Mike Cagle assumes responsibility for the CodeStream laser markable coating business, allowing Scott Clouston, VP and general manager of business development, to focus his efforts on additional new commercial opportunities.

  • TAPPI, Norcross, GA, inducts six into the Hall of Fame: Cai Lun, credited with inventing paper in China, approx. AD 105; Albert Weissenborn, wire-forming innovator, founder of Appleton Wire Works; John Hinman, former CEO of International Paper; Karl F. Landegger, president of Parsons & Whittemore, producer of market pulp; Johan Richter, pulping innovator with Kamyr; and Barbara van Lierop, honored for advancing bleaching technology to keep up with new environmental demands.

  • Smurfit-Stone Container Corp., Chicago, IL, names Tom Gibson VP and general manager of its Sheet Feeder region.

  • ECRM, Tewksbury, MA, reports William F. Schreiber, company founder, died September 21 at the age of 84. The company also announces the retirement of Torben Rysgaard.

  • Glenroy, Menomonee Falls, WI, Glenroy, promotes Kimberly Weiss to account manager within the service team.

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