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Senior VP David A. Markgraf of Enercon Industries Corp., Menomonee Falls, WI, retires after 25 years with the company. Having extolled the values of surface treating from practically every corner of the globe since 1980, Markgraf says he’s looking forward to traveling with his wife Judy and becoming a more familiar face to his grandchildren and great grandchildren. His accolades are many, including having risen through the Enercon ranks from sales manager to marketing manager to VP, then senior VP; president of FlouroTec; and past chairman of the PLACE Div. of TAPPI as well as Film Extrusion Committee chairman and Printing Committee chairman. Further PLACE involvement included Extrusion Coating Committee chairman and International Planning Subcommittee chairman. He is also a member of the Division’s Film Extrusion and Midwest Packaging and Converting Committees. Markgraf was given the esteemed PLC Division Leadership and Service Award in 1994 and the Andreas G. Ahlbrandt Prize. He served on the board of directors Marketing Committee and currently serves on the board of directors International Committee. And finally, Markgraf has been active in CEMAM, AIMCAL, and the FTA. As Dave segues into a new phase of his life, he intimates he will be looking for opportunities to consult in sales and marketing as well as development of domestic and international sales teams or manufacturers’ reps.

JV Imaging Systems reports a new address: 100 Otis St., Ste. 8 & 9, Northboro, MA 01532.

Tarsus Group, London, UK, organizers of Labelexpo, names Roger Pellow to the main board and Stephen Krogulski to the executive board.

Jerry Hill receives a promotion from Drytac Corp., Richmond, VA, to the newly created position of VP, sales.

Paratherm Corp. moves to larger facilities at 4 Portland Rd., West Conshohocken, PA 19428; 610/941-4900.

Valéron Strength Films Houston, TX, promotes Shelley Stopper to product sales manager in the Performance Print Media group.

Diversified Graphic Machinery, Red Bank, NJ, is appointed North American representative for Saroglia

Sterling Toggle, West Babylon, NY, celebrates 25 years in business supplying systems for locking and registering embossing and foil stamping dies into position.

Maria Wallace and Dr. Fabio Potestà join the ICE exhibition sales team at Nimble Shows & Media, Oberaudorf, Germany.

Klöckner Pentaplast of America, Gordonsville, VA, reports two new capacity expansions at its Rural Retreat, VA, manufacturing facility. An expansion in the company’s core business of rigid vinyl film calendering is expected to come on-line in July 2005. An expansion of tentering capacity for full-body shrink label films is expected to begin in the fall of 2005.

Apex Europe, The Netherlands, opens a sales office in the UK at 24, Warrencroft, Norton Cross, Runcorn, WA7 6RH, Cheshire; +44 (0) 1928 797 603 (ph/fax).

Orion Packaging Systems, Collierville, TN, appoints Robert Karstulovich regional sales manager for central Canada.

Stephen Causey is named VP, finance, and Stephen Legg is named VP, business development, at FKI Logistex North America, Danville, KY.

Diamond Packaging, Rochester, NY, earns 32 awards, including Best of Show, in the 2004 National Paperbox Assn. Packaging Competition.

David Beeby is named chief executive of Innovia Films, (formerly the films business of the UCB Group), Smyrna, GA.

Windmoeller & Hoelscher Corp., Lincoln, RI, announces Michael Reinhardt as North American product manager for flexographic and gravure printing presses.

Max Daetwyler Corp., Huntersville, NC, celebrates the grand opening of MDC Daetwyler (China) Co. Ltd., Shanghai.

On May 24 Don Brookfield, inventor of the Brookfield Dial Reading Synchro Electric Viscometer, passed away after an extended illness.

Dr. Mark Bohan is appointed director of integrated technology for the Printing Industries of America and the Graphic Arts Technical Foundation, Sewickley, PA.

Galileo CEO Pietro Profumo leads a management buyout of Galileo Vacuum Systems, Prato, Italy, from Fata Group, former majority shareholder. Fata maintains a minority position in the company.

Ron Kasel is added to the Design Development Team at Challenge Printing, Eden Prairie, MN, as display design manager.



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