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Mark Dance has assumed the position of CFO for Creo Products, Vancouver, B.C., Canada.

Adrian May has been appointed technical sales manager at Valmet General, Heywood, U.K.

Wes Lucas was named CEO of Sun Chemical Corp., Fort Lee, NJ.

Akzo Nobel Inks, Plymouth, MN, has opened a sales and service facility at 91 Station St., Ajax, Ont., Canada.

NDC Infared Engineering, Irwindale, CA, has promoted Andy Hall to customer care director.

Dri-Tec Inc., Milwaukee, WI, announces three new appointments: Michael Brunner to director of customer service; Sandy Dost to purchasing manager; Margaret Johnson to controller; and Pat Schommer to mechanical engineer.

Zhiliang “Andrew” Sun has joined Davis-Standard Corp., Somerville, NJ, as sales manager, China.

Flxon Inc., Charlotte, NC, reports it will market in North America and Mexico 100% web inspection equipment from Nireco Corp., Tokyo, Japan.

Pitman Co., Totowa, NJ, announced Thomas Ingram will join the co.'s expanding Pitman Packaging Div.

Screen USA, Rolling Meadows, IL, has hired Steven Scholl as regional sales manager for southern California.

Kathryn Edwards is now customer relations manager at Color Resolutions Intl., Cincinnati, OH.

Bruce Oliva was promoted to GM at Spinks Ink, Sarasota, FL.

David Brewer has assumed the position of corporate technical manager at Harper Corp. of America, Charlotte, NC.

Suzanne Fisher has been named VP of the council of officers of the Inst. of Packaging Professionals, Naperville, IL.

Badger Paper Mills, Peshtigo, WI, appointed Thomas R. Harper VP of sales and marketing.

Flexicon Inc., Cary, IL, named Robert L. Biddle president.

New executive VP and CFO at MacDermid Inc., Waterbury, CT, is John Malfettone. Thomas Frater will assume the position of business manager, sleeves, based at MacDermid Printing Solutions, Atlanta, GA.

Joseph Lombardi has been named marketing program manager at National Starch & Chemical, Bridgewater, NJ.

Crown Roller LLC has expanded and relocated to new facilities at 4110 W. 124th Pl., Alsip, IL 60803; 708/389-8725; crownroller.com.

Container Graphics Corp., Cary, NC, reports organizational changes: James W. Alexander will serve as chief operating officer, North America; Neil B. Saunders becomes president and CEO; Philip Saunders remains chairman of the board of directors.

Harris & Bruno regretfully announces the passing of Louis Bruno, who founded the company in 1948 with partner Mel Harris.

Tom Beardsell has been appointed general sales manager of Dusenbery Europe Ltd., Bedford, England.

Bobst Group Inc., Roseland, NJ, has named Tom Phillips sales manager, corrugated equipment.

Maarten Van Buren has been appointed president of the Container Div. of Scholle Corp., Northlake, IL, with overall responsibility for the global operations of the flexible packaging business.

Catalina Graphic Films Inc., Calabasas Hills, CA, reports the addition of three account executives to its sales team: Fred Weinerth will cover the Southwest; Terry Nelson will serve the Midwest, based in Elk Grove Village, IL; and Scott Russell will handle the Northeast. All three will concentrate on screen, offset, and POP markets, as well as custom coating applications.

I. Gregg Van Wert will step down as president and CEO of the National Association for Printing Leadership (NAPL), Paramus, NJ, a post he held since January 1992. Joseph P. Truncale, who has served as executive VP since 1992, will become president.

Adrian Simmons has been named manager, security systems Europe, for Westvaco Brand Security (WBS), a wholly owned sub. of MeadWestvaco Corp., Stamford, CT. He will be based in Brussels, Belgium.

Sappi Ltd., Johannesburg, South Africa, reports Kathleen Walters has been appointed president and CEO of Sappi Fine Paper North America.

The Society of the Plastics Industry (SPI), Washington, DC, has named H. Gunther Hoyt of Xaloy Inc. chairman of NPE 2003. Tim Stojka, Fast Heat Inc., will serve as vice chairman.

The River Valley Flexo Association elected new officers: Jim Edwards, Cincinnati Precision Plate, president; Mike Bracken, Smurfit Stone, first VP; Joe McCarthy, International Paper, second VP; Leah Stevenson, Hooven Dayton Corp., treasurer; and Jim Ollier, The Printing Plant, secretary.

Avery Dennison, Painesville, OH, has appointed David Martin VP and general manager of the Premium Packaging & Pharmaceutical Div. of Fasson Roll North America.

The Films Business of ExxonMobil Chemical plans to expand capacity at its Virton, Belgium, facility by installing a new coating line. Construction is expected to take about 20 months, with a scheduled startup in late 2003.

Louis P. Batson Inc., Greenville, SC, hired Richard Bogart as area sales manager for the Plastics Div., covering North Carolina, Virginia, and eastern Tennessee.

Dr. Evan Chu has been named director of R&D at Lamart Corp., Clifton, NJ.

Unilux Inc., Saddle Brook, NJ, named Bogotá, Colombia, native Raul Bernal manager of Latin American sales.

Mike Amis has joined Channeled Resources, Chicago, IL, as a senior sales rep. in the Chicago office

Larry Brown is now midwest regional account executive for AAA Press Intl., Arlington Hts., IL.

Alden & Ott Printing Inks L.P., Arlington Hts., IL, announces the opening of its newest facility in Gastonia, NC. The new plant will manufacture and distribute all of the co.'s offset and flexo printing ink product lines. It also will market printing blankets and supplies through sister co. Premier Blanket Service. Mike Cushing will head sales in North and South Carolina, Virginia, Georgia, and Florida. Dan Corum has joined the sales team in charge of Missouri, Kansas, Iowa, Nebraska, and Tennessee.

Francis R. (Dick) Corby has been appointed national manager for envelope inks at Environmental Inks and Coatings Corp., Morganton, NC.

Glenro Inc., Paterson, NJ, has promoted three of its managers, effective immediately: Thomas Van Denend has been named VP; John Walsh will serve as VP sales; and Jim Alimena is now VP marketing.



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