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Base-Line, Auburn, WA, has appointed Bill Liebertz western regional sales manager, responsible for 14 western states. The co. also has relocated its Chicago, IL, distribution center to the Chicago suburb of Gurnee, from which it serves customers in the Midwest, East, and South.

David S. Weil, chairman of the board of Ampacet, has been named International Businessperson of the Year by the Society of the Plastics Industry Inc., Washington, DC. The award recognizes exceptional leadership and major contributions to the advancement of the US plastics industry internationally.

Independent Machinery Inc., Palatine, IL, has added Richard Tauscher as regional sales manager. He will work out of Moorestown, NJ, covering the eastern seaboard from New England to Florida.

Martin Bailey has been awarded the 2002 Roland Zavanda Standards Award from the NPES's Committee for Graphic Arts Technologies Standards, Reston, VA. Bailey is senior technical consultant at Global Graphics Software. The award recognizes the significant contribution of an individual toward the development of US graphic arts standards through active participation in accredited standards activities.

Troy D. Folkins has joined Adhesives Research Inc., Glen Rock, PA, as sales rep. in the Northeast for the Splicing Business Unit.

Aladdin Laminating, New York, NY, celebrated its 20th anniversary on April 1.

Lamart Corp., Clifton, NJ, named Lee Smith project manager for the coating and laminating divisions.

Al Dodd has announced his retirement from Environmental Inks and Coatings Inc., Morganton, NC. Among other accomplishments, he was instrumental in the development of water-based inks for the envelope industry; developed the co.'s international business; and conducted ink seminars around the world, the co. reports.

Sicpa North America has promoted Derrick Ayers to the new position of technical director. Sicpa also reports the appointment of Ed Dedman to the position of product manager — labels and plastic cards.

Ideal Cards, a national distributor of paper stocks and accessories, has moved its headquarters from Brooklyn, NY, to 3617 Simpson Ferry Rd., Camp Hill, PA.

Perma-Flex Inc. has moved its Canadian operations to 2355 Tedlo St., Units 1-2, Mississauga, Ont., Canada L5A 3W7; 905/276-3809; 800/668-5536.

As part of a global restructuring, the Materials Technology Div. of BBA Group plc, Nashville, TN, has closed its Lewisburg, PA, nonwovens manufacturing facility. Bob Britton has joined BBA Nonwovens as president, North American Hygiene/Medical. He will be located in the Simpsonville, SC, office.

Stephen Wells has joined the Azcoat Inc. div. of K-Sun Corp., Scottsdale, AZ, as director of sales.

IIMAK, Amherst, NY, expands into a new distribution center in Amherst designated Northpointe, which gives the co. the potential to double its capacity.

The Packaging Dept., Bloomington, MN, a supply chain/transport packaging solutions firm, appointed Rosemary Rutland engineering manager.

Spinks Ink has moved its corporate headquarters to a new facility at 1401-C Tampa East Blvd., Tampa, FL 33619; 800/327-4657.

Coast Controls, Sarasota, FL, has named Robert M. Duffy VP and chief operating officer of the US and U.K. manufacturing facilities.

John T. Dillon, chairman of The Business Roundtable and chairman and CEO of International Paper, received the Adam Smith Business Citizen Award from the Friends of Adam Smith. The award recognizes a key business leader for outstanding contributions to the principles of free enterprise as espoused by the 18th century philosopher Adam Smith.

Rollguard Products, part of Great Northern Corp.'s Specialty Group, Appleton, WI, has formally established a direct sales force as part of its strategic initiative to further expand the level of its business throughout North America. The sales force includes Gary Anderson for the lower Midwest; Mike Cattanach for the Southeast; Craig Olson for the West; John Parsons for the Northeast; and Rob Swannell for the upper Midwest and Canada.

Mary Hamrick, corporate marketing manager of Harper Corp. of America, Charlotte, NC, has been appointed to the GAIT (Graphic Arts and Imaging Technology) Advisory Board of Appalachian State Univ. Katherine Harper, president of Harper Corp. of America, was appointed to the Foundation Board of Appalachian State Univ. and Central Piedmont Community College.

Esko-Graphics, Gent, Belgium, has appointed Kim Graven-Nielsen president and CEO. Esko-Graphics is the result of the recent merger between Purup-Eskofot A/S and Barco Graphics.

Sonoco, Hartsville, SC, reports Charles J. Hupfer, corporate VP-treasurer, corporate secretary, and interim chief financial officer, has been named chief financial officer and a member of the co.'s executive committee.

Named regional sales managers for Anderson & Vreeland Inc., Bryan, OH, are Michael Wynosky in the Northeast and Darin Lyon in the West/Southwest.

Peter J. Moore will fill the newly created management post of senior VP, branch sales and operations, at Pitman Co., Totowa, NJ.

Edward E. Barr, chairman of Sun Chemical Group B.V., was inducted into the Web Offset Assn.'s honorary Web Offset Society and given the VISION Award at the WOA's 2002 50th annual convention. The award honors heatset web offset industry executives who reach an unsurpassed level of excellence and achievement in the industry. Barr is also chairman of Kodak Polychrome Graphics, Sun Chemical's prepress joint venture with Kodak.



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