People - May 2009

  • Dr. Gary A. Baum is designated the 2009 Gunnar Nicholson Gold Medalist by TAPPI, Norcross, GA. He served as director of corporate R&D for James River Corp. from 1989 through 1994.

  • RotoMetrics, St. Louis, MO, appoints Shaun Pullen regional sales director for Asia. He will head a new sales and support facility in Bangkok, Thailand.

  • Ilse Rodewald is named as application engineer-Automated Tape Application, at tesa tape, Charlotte, NC.

  • Rich Clements is promoted to COO and VP of operations at Paratherm Corp., West Conshohocken, PA.

  • Mitsubishi Lithographic Presses, Lincolnshire, IL, names Greg Kukla regional sales director for the Midwest.

  • Dan Gelbart, who retired from Kodak, Rochester, NY, in 2008, is named the recipient of the Robert F. Reed Technology Medal 2008 by the Printing Industries of America, Pittsburgh, PA.

  • FLXON, Charlotte, NC, adds Ryan Sharkey in the newly created position of supply chain manager.

  • Laminations, Appleton, WI, part of Great Northern Corp.'s Specialty Group, hires Kris Achterberg as manager of purchasing and supply chain.

  • The new Executive Committee of the board of directors for The Sustainable Green Printing Partnership includes Marcia Y. Kinter, board chair; Doreen M. Monteleone, treasurer; and George Fuchs, secretary.

  • McDowell Label & Screen Printing, Plano, TX, appoints John McDowell president, Jay A. Luft VP, and Phil Norris sales manager.

  • Steve Rach retires from the sales team at MEGTEC Systems, De Pere, WI.

  • Pamarco Global Graphics, Atlanta, GA, names Dave McBeth global VP of sales and marketing for the Flexo Div.

  • Jeff Davis is now technical salesperson for the southeast territory of Erhardt + Leimer, Spartanburg, SC, covering Tennessee, Alabama, Florida, Mississippi, and Georgia.

  • Rogers Corp., Woodstock, CT, hires Antonio Zecca as sales engineer for printing products in Europe.

  • Elgin, IL-based Wisdom Adhesives names Dennis Biazis sales manager for the Midwest and Southeast regions.

  • Goldenrod Corp., Beacon Falls, CT, recognizes Russ Roberts as its Direct Salesperson of the Year and CanFlexographics as its Sales Rep Organization of the Year.

  • Michael (Andy) Easley, manufacturing services manager at AbitibiBowater, Coosa Pines, AL, has been named TAPPI's 2009 Paul W. Magnabosco Outstanding TAPPI Local Section Member.

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