Industry News

Alan Poole Joins FLXON as Area Business Development Manager in Northeast

CHARLOTTE, NC—FLXON Inc., the Charlotte, NC based provider of premium SWEDCUT brand doctor blades for the printing industry, appointed Alan Poole as its new area business development manager for the Northeast U.S., Quebec, and Ontario Regions. Poole joins FLXON with previous experience as a sales representative for a premium printer. “FLXON is a quality provider […]

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Anderson & Vreeland Celebrates FIRST Employee Certification Milestone

BRYAN, OH—Anderson & Vreeland, leading manufacturer and distributor of flexographic plate processing equipment and materials, has made a big leap forward in advancing flexo printing education by requiring FIRST certification of its employees. FIRST (Flexographic Image Reproduction Specifications & Tolerances) is the Flexographic Technical Association’s training and certification program designed to provide members of the […]

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Esko Launches Expanded Innovation Center With More Equipment, Staff

MIAMISBURG, OH—Esko has celebrated its renovated Esko Innovation Center in Miamisburg, OH with an open house attended by local township officials and the Esko North America leadership team. Esko North America moved to its current site in Miamisburg in June 2010, to handle the requirements for a staff of approximately 260 in North America and […]

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Peter Giannandrea, Lifelong Flexographer & FTA Volunteer, Dead at 66

Peter Giannandrea, a dedicated servant to the flexographic community who spent several decades employed in its ranks, died Dec. 5. He was 66. A diligent supporter of FTA’s endeavors, Peter was a judge at numerous Excellence in Flexography Awards competitions, in 1997, 1998, 1999 and 2001. In a 2002 edition of FLEXO Magazine, he summed up his […]

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Dan Foy Joins Pamarco as Technical Sales Representative

ATLANTA, GA—Pamarco Global Graphics, in an effort to strengthen its position in the flexographic printing industry, has appointed Dan Foy as the Flexo Divisions technical sales representative for the Mid-South region of the U.S., including Texas, Oklahoma, Mississippi and Louisiana. Dan will be headquartered in Dallas and began this key role with Pamarco Dec. 8. With […]

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Harper Corporation of America Announces Anilox Surface Cleaner

CHARLOTTE, NC—Global anilox roll supplier Harper Corporation of America prides itself on providing exceptional products and services to its customers and staying on the cutting edge of innovation in the flexographic industry. To ensure anilox equipment is producing optimal results, Harper Corporation is pleased to introduce Anilox Surface Cleaner to its lineup of HarperScientific products. […]

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Isabel Almeida Joins FLXON as Customer Satisfaction Specialist

CHARLOTTE, NC—FLXON Inc., the Charlotte, NC based provider of premium SWEDCUT brand doctor blades for the flexographic and rotogravure printing industry, has appointed Isabel Almeida to its new Customer Satisfaction Team to service its customers in Mexico and Latin America. Almeida joins FLXON after 12 years of customer service experience with former posts in the […]

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Kodak Sets New Company Structure With Five Business Divisions

ROCHESTER, NY—Kodak has established a new organizational structure to make the company faster moving, more competitive and more entrepreneurial. The company will have five market focused business divisions: Print Systems, Enterprise Inkjet Systems, Micro 3D Printing and Packaging, Software and Solutions, and Consumer and Film. These divisions will be end to end operating units with […]

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Maxcess to Acquire Fives North American Guiding

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK—Maxcess International, a global leader in innovative products and services for the web handling industry, has signed a purchase agreement to acquire the Guiding Systems Business from Fives North American Combustion, Inc. Headquartered in Cleveland, OH, the Fives North American Guiding Systems Business will integrate with Fife Guiding Systems, under Bertram Capital owned […]

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Rotoflex Announces New Die Cutting Design

ST. LOUIS, MO—Responding to converter demand for more streamlined finishing workflows and increased productivity, Rotoflex has redesigned its well known DSI die cutting platform to be a smaller footprint machine which is faster and more responsive to today’s changing production requirements. A powerful contributor to this redesign is the incorporation of servo drives into the […]

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