People News: March 2009

  • John Chrysikopoulos joins Mesirow Financial, Chicago, IL, as its new managing director. He comes from the Investment Banking divs. of Goldman Sachs and Citigroup where he focused exclusively on the paper and packaging industry, advising on more than $35 billion in aggregate value of M&A and capital markets transactions in his professional career.

  • Donald M. Rush retires as national sales manager at Elsner Engineering Works, Hanover, PA. Jay W. Roth is promoted to regional sales manager with responsibility for territories in western and eastern US, Canada, Italy, and Africa.

  • At Ritrama, Minneapolis, MN, Christopher Paskey is appointed VP, Roll Label Div.; Bill Mulligan is hired as regional account manager for the East territory; and Randy Nicholson becomes regional account manager for the Midwest.

  • Dr. Danut Dragoi becomes senior scientist at NDC Infrared Engineering, Irwindale, CA. Vince Tablone is appointed director of customer care in the Americas.

  • Kevin C. Foos is now VP of sales and marketing, a newly created position, at acpo ltd., Oak Harbor, OH.

  • Extrusion Dies Industries, Chippewa Falls, WI, names John A. Ulcej president; Dennis S. Paradise is VP of sales and marketing; Sam G. Iuliano technology manager; Scott G. Smith global aftermarket manager; and Greg J. Raleigh operations manager.

  • Water Ink Technologies, Lincolnton, NC, adds Pat Yates to the technical sales staff.

  • Great Northern Corp., Appleton, WI, promotes Bill Calengor to head its Minneapolis, MN, operation.

  • Jeff Jacobson, currently president and CEO of Presstek, Hudson, NH, assumes the additional role of chairman of the board of directors, replacing John W. Dreyer, who is elected the board's lead director.

  • Matt Spang is named sales manager at Appleton Mfg. Div., Neenah, WI, for Canada, Wisconsin, and all states west of the Mississippi.

  • Chew Yew Kwong joins Gloucester Engineering, Gloucester, MA, as sales director, Asia Pacific.

  • At MarquipWardUnited, Phillips, WI, Scott McKinley joins as sales executive for new finishing machinery in northeastern US, southeastern Canada, and Nova Scotia and New Brunswick.

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