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Mike McPherron is named sales manager for the North American printing business of Praxair Surface Technologies, Charlotte, NC.

Dalim Software, Kehl, Germany, reports 2004 was the company's best financial year ever, registering a nearly 15% increase in earnings before interest and taxes.

Kurz Transfer Products, Charlotte, NC, appoints Brad Long business development manager for brand security products.

Radiant Energy Hawthorne, NJ, celebrates its 20th anniversary as a designer and manufacturer of heaters, ovens, and dryers based on electric and gas-fired IR and hot air convection technologies. In honor of the anniversary, the company adopts a new corporate image and logo.

Paul Schutes is the new executive director of the 100% Recycled Paperboard Alliance, Washington, DC.

Scott Bowman is named category director for the Graphic Arts business at X-Rite, Grandville, MI.

Bob Boyer Sr. is named senior VP of sales at Heidelberg USA, Kennesaw, GA.

Brett Eager joins Windmoeller & Hoelscher, Lincoln, RI, as technical manager for extrusion systems.

Kendall Packaging Corp. , Mequon, WI, names Howard Ray Darmer plant manager for the Pittsburg, KS, facility.

Hanovia, Union, NJ, celebrates its 100th anniversary as a supplier of UV products for a wide variety of industries.

At Presstek, Hudson, NH, president/CEO Edward J. Marino and executive VP/CFO Moosa E. Moosa sign new 3-yr employment agreements, and John W. Dreyer is named lead director of the board of directors. Susan A. McLaughlin is named senior VP, Presstek, and president, ABD Intl., North America (dba ABDick), a Presstek co.

Challenge Printing, Shakopee, MN, changes its name to Imagine! Print Solutions and adds Jack Briggs as director of POP and John Barbieri as director of new business development.

Mohawk Paper Mills, Cohoes, NY, names Paul Biesiadecki regional sales manager for the Southeast and Midwest.

Eckart, Painesville, OH, appoints S.P. Morell & Co., Armonk, NY, sales agent for Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and New York. Also at Eckart, Scott Schultz becomes central and western regional sales manager–graphic arts.

Redlake (USA) , San Diego, CA, and AOS Technologies, Baden, Switzerland, announce the creation of a strategic alliance for the worldwide distribution of AOS high-speed motion cameras and future product development.

John Dangelmaier of MEGtec is confirmed as president of PrintCity, a strategic alliance of more than 40 best-in-class companies in the graphic arts industry. Josef Aumiller, MAN Roland, will continue as PrintCity VP.

Tom Ehrhardt retires as midwest regional sales manager for American Baler Co. , Bellevue, OH. The company promotes Michael Guzek to regional sales manager for Michigan and western Pennsylvania and for in-house sales of vertical balers.

Industrial Engraving Corp. , Pulaski, WI, is sold to Joe Kaufmann. The company will retain its current location and staff.

Smurfit-Stone Container Corp. , Chicago, IL, promotes John Knudsen to the newly created position of VP, strategic planning, Corrugated Container Div. Tom Piggott succeeds Knudsen as VP and region manager, Corrugated Container Div.

Scitex Vision, Netanya, Israel, forms a strategic partnership agreement with Beiren Group Corp. , a printing machinery manufacturer based in Beijing, China. Initially, the agreement covers the manufacturing and assembly at Beiren of Scitex's entry-level, super-wide-format digital printing system. Also at Scitex, Ray Hale is named district sales manager for the southwestern US, and Cascades Resources, Mississauga, ON, Canada, is appointed exclusive Canadian distributor for all digital printing equipment and consumables for industrial applications.

Richard DeRosa is appointed senior VP of operations at IntraPac (Swedesboro), Don Mills, ON, Canada.

Law firm Gardner Carton & Douglas, PFFC's environmental legal consultants, moves its Milwaukee, WI, office to 777 E. Wisconsin Ave., Ste. 2000; 53202-5319; 414/221-6040.

GMG Americas moves its headquarters to 293R Washington St., Norwell, MA 02061; 781/659-2323.

Stephen D. Lennon is appointed chief operating officer at Scapa North America, Windsor, CT.

Michelman, Cincinnati, OH, opens Michelman Asia at Office 3042, Central Pl., No. 16 Henan Rd. South, Shanghai, China 200002; ph: +86-21-6120-4404. Hannah Hu and Sky Yuan will offer technical support.

Aladdin Laminating, New York, NY, changes its name to Aladdin Finishing to reflect the company's evolvement into a one-stop finishing service operation.

Brushfoil, Guilford, CT, appoints UK-based Simon J. Holden European sales agent.

Steven M. Lloyd becomes director of sales for Multisorb Technologies, Buffalo. NY.

M-real USA, Norwalk, CT, names Bill Hamlin sales manager, consumer packaging.

Eurotherm, Leesburg, VA, appoints Michael R. DeMeo business development manager.

The Printing Industries of America/Graphic Arts Technical Foundation, Pittsburgh, PA, announces J. Thomas Ravn of Serigraph as the recipient of its 2004 William D. Schaeffer Environmental Award.

Cathy Gray joins the technical sales staff of Water Ink Technologies, Lincolnton, NC.

AB Graphic Intl. , Bridlington, E. Yorks, UK, appoints Wes Harrington sales manager.

David Ellen is promoted to director of sales in the US for Domino Amjet, Cambridge, England.

Lily Cups, Toronto, ON, Canada, changes its name to Solo Cup Canada. Lily Cups became part of Solo Cup in February 2004 when its parent company, SF Holdings, was acquired by Solo.

Pete Radic will serve as area sales manager for the Southeast at Latran Technologies, Bedford, MA.

Marcel Hage is named group VP, North America, for Maxcess Intl. , Oklahoma City, OK, parent company of Fife, Magpowr, and Tidland.

Tabatha Frechette joins Stork Cellramic, Milwaukee, WI, a div. of Stork Materials Technology, as inside sales and customer service representative.

Advanced Vision Technology, Hod-Hasharon, Israel, opens a Representative Office at Room 808B, Building 555, No. 555 Nanjing Xilu, Shanghai 200041, China. William Bai will serve as general manager.

Steve Gluskin is named director of business development at Universal Laser Systems, Scottsdale, AZ.

The Univ. of Oriented Polypropylene (OPP) , a two-day flexible packaging and labeling education program hosted by the Films Business of ExxonMobil Chemical, Rochester, NY, reports its has graduated its 9,000th student since the program began in 1985.

David Larson will manage a new sales and support office in the Chicago area for Brookfield Engineering Laboratories, Middleboro, MA. The office will serve primarily Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin, and neighboring states.



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