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At Raflatac, Fletcher, NC, Tapio Kolunsarka is named director, supply chain management, and Americas capacity expansion; Al Bever is appointed territory sales manager for the Midwest; and Sandy Herrmann becomes territory sales manager for most of Ohio and parts of southern Michigan.

The board of directors of Colbert Packaging Corp., Lake Forest, IL, selects James B. Hamilton its new president following the death of former president Edward J. Baker, who was killed in a car accident.

The Printing Assn. of Florida (PAF), Orlando, FL, announces Warren Wilkins, president of Webcom Ltd., Toronto, ON, Canada, has been named the Graphic Arts Leaders of the Americas (GALA) North American award recipient for 2005. The PAF, in conjunction with Confederación Latinoamericana de la Industria Gráfica (Conlatingraf), announces Mário César de Camargo, manager of Bandeirantes Indústria Gráfica, as GALA Latin American Award recipient for 2005.

At Curtis Packaging, Sandy Hook, CT, John W. Murray is now senior structural design manager and Bob Redden joins as account executive for the cosmetics and personal care industries.

Monadnock Paper Mills, Bennington, NH, appoints James O'Rourke senior manager, strategic account sales, and Robin Kyle sales representative for graphic arts papers.

Kurz Transfer Products, Charlotte, NC, appoints Myron Werner North American area sales and marketing manager.

At Rex Corp., Jacksonville, FL, Jerry Esposito is named an account executive, and Tom Gillis is appointed plant engineer.

Richard (Rick) C. Hepperla becomes senior VP and general manager of low-voltage drives at ABB Automatic Technologies, New Berlin, WI.

CB Mfg., West Carrollton, OH, celebrates its 40th anniversary, with West Carrollton proclaiming January 15 "Charlie Biehn Day" in honor of the company's founder. Son Chuck heads the company today. CB companies include American Cutting Edge, Certified Heat Treat, Strider Corp., and Certified Tool and Grinding.

Martin J. Maloney, chairman, Broadford & Maloney, is named executive director of the Print Council, Greenwich, CT, a business development initiative dedicated to promoting the greater use of print media.

F.L. Smithe Machine Co., Duncansville, PA, reports its Aquaflex manufacturing operations are moving to the Duncansville plant.

Eckart America, Cleveland, OH, appoints Bruce S. Schimmel director of sales-graphic arts.

Creo, Vancouver, BC, Canada, announces Stephen Miller as product manager for packaging workflow solutions.

Orion Packaging Systems, Collierville, TN, appoints John Darby midwest regional manager.

Jetrion, Ann Arbor, MI, a wholly owned sub. of Flint Ink, names Think Ink, Gaithersburg, MD, a national distributor for its lines of continuous ink jet and drop-on-demand ink products.

Dover Flexo Electronics, Rochester, NH, celebrates its 30th anniversary as a manufacturer of tension measurement and control equipment.

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