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Randy Carter Named Technical Sales Rep at The Provident Group

BRYAN, OH—The appointment of Randy Carter as technical sales representative for The Provident Group, a wholly owned subsidiary of Anderson & Vreeland, Inc. and leading manufacturer and distributor of doctor blades, end seals and innovative solutions for the printing industry, has been announced by Andrew Gillis, Provident’s general manager. “Randy’s knowledge and experience, coupled with […]

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Kocher + Beck Names David Morris President

LENEXA, KS—Kocher + Beck is pleased to announce the appointment of David Morris as president of Kocher + Beck USA L.P. In more than 23 years with Kocher + Beck, David has accomplished major successes for the company, and has always been an outstanding representative. In 2012 he left his position as the managing director of Kocher […]

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OEC Graphics Acquires MGM Graphics, Inc.

OSHKOSH, WI—OEC Graphics, a vertically integrated premedia company and globally recognized expert in flexography, has recently acquired MGM Graphics. MGM Graphics has been a recognized leader in prepress to the corrugated/packaging industries in the Western U.S. and Canada for 25 years. OEC’s decision to acquire MGM Graphics was based on the opportunity for continued expansion […]

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Bobst Promotes Brian Kentopp to Vice President, Business Unit Sheet Fed

ROSELAND, NJ—Bobst North America is pleased to announce that Brian Kentopp has been promoted to vice president, business unit sheet fed for North America effective June 9. Brian will be responsible for all corrugated board and folding carton business in the U.S. and Canada. Previously, Brian had been director of sales for corrugated board, served […]

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Greg Barba New President at Trinity Graphic

SARASOTA, FL—Trinity Graphic has appointed former VP of Sales & Marketing Greg Barba as its new president, effective July 1. A provider of high quality wide format printing and flexographic pre press services throughout North America and South America for more than 45 years, Trinity Graphic began initiating a series of corporate image, product and […]

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Xeikon Trumpets ThermoFlexX Advancements at Ypres Event

YPRES, Belgium—With a nod to the past, an appreciation of history, an appetite for the future and the revelations it will bring, Xeikon Prepress welcomed a 10 member cadre of international journalists on July 2 to its factory. There they were briefed on technological breakthroughs, recorded in the past two years, culminating in the launch […]

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FTA Europe Is Born

BRUSSELS, Belgium—International Flexographic Technical Associations spread throughout Europe have announced intentions to join forces in promoting the advancement, growth and acceptance of the print process on both a regional and global basis. Delegates from Belgium, Luxembourg, the United Kingdom, Sweden, Poland, France and Italy came together for a second time on June 25 to implement […]

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Stephanie Skratulia Joins Anderson & Vreeland as Technical Sales Rep

BRYAN, OH—Stephanie Skratulia has been appointed technical sales representative for Anderson & Vreeland, Inc. Skratulia will provide technical sales and support, including introducing new, innovative solutions and technologies to Anderson & Vreeland customers in southern California. She brings to her new position substantial experience in direct sales and has a proven customer service track record. […]

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BST Group Buys eltromat

BIELEFELD, Germany—BST International has agreed to purchase eltromat. With the future BST eltromat combined company, two suppliers of quality assurance systems become one strong technology partner with customers worldwide. With the acquisition, the international BST group becomes a leading technology partner for all quality assurance and production optimization requirements of the web processing industries. With […]

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Packaging Sales to Top $288 Billion in 2017

RESTON, VA—Packaging ranks No. 1 on the list of print’s fastest growing business segments. Forecasted global sales growth is cited at 4 percent annually through 2017, when sales are projected to hit $288 billion worldwide. In the five year, 2012-2017 period, collective growth is projected at 7.8 percent with U.S. sales of package print rising […]

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