Challoner Is Executive VP, Sales & Marketing at Smyth

ST PAUL, MN—Smyth Companies, a printer specializing in innovative label and package solutions for Fortune 500 clients in the health and beauty, food, beverage and promotional markets, has named William Challoner executive vice president, sales and marketing. He will report to Scott Fisher, president. Challoner’s duties will include direct responsibility for all sales and marketing […]

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Packprint Summit Explores Flexo, Digital Print Positioning

MIAMI, FL—The first ever Packprint Summit Americas, a two-day conference and tabletop exhibition, held Nov. 5-6 at the JW Marriott Marquis was attended by 212 delegates. It featured three panel discussions that honed in on market trends, digital printing and converter challenges; as well as 11 briefings on strategic directions and success stories. Presentations were […]

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Container Graphics Awarded Patent for Linerguard

CARY, NC—Container Graphics Corp. was recently awarded a patent for its LinerGuard technology, a unique design feature for cutting dies that radically reduces, and in most cases eliminates, cracking along scores on corrugated board, even with dry and recycled liner. According to Jim Smithwick, vice president of engineering and manufacturing, the inventor of LinerGuard, “The […]

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Czechowski Is Comexi’s Midwest Area Sales Manager

MILWAUKEE, WI—Comexi North America has appointed George Czechowski area sales manager for the midwest. He posses more than 20 years experience in the flexo, gravure and offset markets. Czechowski’s responsibilities will be to provide technical and sales support for existing customers while promoting Comexi Group products and interests throughout the idwest area.

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Breit Technologies, INX International Offer Soft Touch Tactile Coating Matte Finish

OVERLAND PARK, KS—Breit Technologies LLC has created a consistent and highly durable matte finish, without the use of troublesome costly matte UV coatings. By utilizing a special matte Cast and Cure film in combination with traditional gloss UV coatings in selective locations, it allows for unique matte/gloss combinations that still provide consistent rub protection and […]

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Uteco, Business Partners, Welcome Hundreds to Open House & Tabletop Exhibition

KENNESAW, GA—Uteco North America and 14 partners held a two-day Open House at its Technical Service Center, Nov. 5-6, 2013. The event, themed Print Technology 2013, combined a tabletop networking exhibition with live demonstrations of the firm’s 10-color Onyx Diamond HP 108 central impression press. It drew standing-room only crowds, approximating 200 on Day One […]

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Teufler Named Senior Technical Graphics Advisor, Harper GraphicSolutions Division

CHARLOTTE, NC—Sean Teufler has become Harper Corporation of America’s senior technical graphics advisor for the Harper GraphicSolutions Division and is poised to continue to uphold the standards by which Harper operates. Teufler has over 23 years of experience in the flexographic and gravure industry. Prior to joining Harper Corporation, his 13 years of experience at […]

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Moffett Is President, CEO, Kematek

EDEN PRAIRIE, MN—Matt Moffett has been named president and chief executive officer, Kematek. The firm specializes in printed electronics and flexo printing. Moffett, a two-term member of Flexographic Technical Association’s Board of Directors, and Foundation of FTA’s Board of Trustees, is the former vice president of security solutions for The Meyers Printing Co. Earlier in […]

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Flint Group Hires Eric Gibbs as National Accounts Manager

CHARLOTTE, NC—Eric Gibbs joined Flint Group Flexographic Products in October 2013, as national accounts manager. In his new position with Flint Group, Gibbs will be responsible for new business development as well as national account management for the North American region. Gibbs brings 24 years of printing industry experience in various sales and operational roles […]

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Cyber Graphics Installs Automated Plate Processor

MEMPHIS, TN—Cyber Graphics partnered with Flint Group Flexographic Products in the installation of the nyloflex Automated Plate Processor (APP). “We’re always looking ahead to find the latest technical developments,” stated Rick Parker,director of operations andt technology at Cyber Graphics. “Our customers expect us to create value through innovation. That sometimes means finding a better workflow […]

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