• Polytype Converting SA, Fribourg, Switzerland, appoints Detlef Merklinger CEO.

  • Goldenrod Corp., Beacon Falls, CT, appoints two new sales representatives: TruGrit Agency, Portland, OR, for the Pacific Northwest, is owned and operated by Wayne McGee and assisted in sales by Mike Judy; Flexi-vel S.A. de C.V., for Mexico, is owned and operated by Jose Velasco.

  • At Bobst Group, S. Giorgio Monferrato, Italy, Michele Vitiello is named head of the gravure and coating laminating product line, as well as managing director of Bobst Group Italia. He succeeds Erik Bothorel, who becomes a member of the executive committee and is appointed head of the Business Unit Web-Fed.

  • Stephan Fuchs assumes responsibility for marketing and sales at Daetwyler SwissTec AG, Bleienbach, Switzerland. His predecessor, Kurt Oegerli, a member of Daetwyler USA's senior management team, is named senior manager for New Business Development-Pressroom Products, for the US and Latin America.

  • Amir Shaked, president of Press-sense Americas for the past two years, is now CEO of Press-sense, Or Akiva, Israel.

  • The Printing Industries of America, Sewickley, PA, announces Doreen Monteleone as the recipient of the 2009 William D. Schaeffer Environmental Award.

  • At Coim USA, West Deptford, NJ, Matthew Lopes is named business manager for the Novacote packaging adhesives group.

  • Matt Croson is appointed president of the Adhesive and Sealant Council, Bethesda, MD.

  • The Print Industries Market Information & Research Organization (PRIMIR), Reston, VA, elects officers and members of its 2010 Executive Committee. They are Andrew Gordon, Océ North America, chairman; Colleen Twomey, MacDermid, vice chairperson; William K. “Kip” Smythe, NPES, president; and Jacqueline M. Bland, PRIMIR, secretary of the Executive Committee.

  • At FLEXcon, Spencer, MA, Michelle Ostiguy, is promoted to market development specialist for the photovoltaic program, and Keith Condon is appointed to photovoltaic technology manager.

  • Dr. Achim Wapniewski joins Winkler+Dünnebier, Neuwied, Germany, as head of sales, service, and marketing. Andrew Schipke, area sales manager of W+D Machinery, Overland Pk., KS, is named VP of sales and marketing.

  • Fred Wampnar is named CEO of Accutech Films, Coldwater, OH.

  • Finch Paper, Glens Falls, NY, reports the appointment of Robert (Bob) M. McDonald to VP of manufacturing.

  • Asahi Kasei America, Atlanta, GA, announces Alan Boaz as a key account sales and systems support representative for photoproducts sales.

  • MACtac, Stow, OH, promotes Paul LeMay to director of operations services.

  • Shawn Paul joins Bunting Magnetics Co., Newton, KS, as a territory manager for the Printing Products group and Flexible Die Div.

  • Mutoh America, Phoenix, AZ, announces Ryota (Johnny) Kuwahara as midwest sales engineer, to be located in Schaumburg, IL.

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