People & Places

Mike Lantz joins BYK-Gardner, Columbia, MD, as regional sales manager for the mid-Atlantic.

New regional sales managers at Bosch Rexroth Corp., Hoffman Estates, IL, are Melvin P. Maynard (central), Timothy B. McCrea (southeast), and Michael L. Rogers (Great Lakes). Bosch names Manfred Hahn VP and general manager of the Mobile Hydraulics manufacturing facility in Wooster, OH. He replaces Michael Bickel, who retires after 36 years with the company.

The boards of directors of the Graphic Arts Technical Foundation (GATF) and Printing Industries of America (PIA) select Sewickley, PA, as the new site for a consolidated headquarters. The Web Offset Assn., a special industry group of GATF and PIA, selects Mary Garnett as executive director.

Paper Converting Machine Corp., Green Bay, WI, elects Mitchell J. Weckop to the board of directors. Honeywell Industry Solutions, Phoenix, AZ, changes its name to Honeywell Process Solutions to better reflect its total process control solutions. The company also is re-integrating the Industrial Service organization back into Honeywell Process Solutions. Jack Bolick will continue to lead the Honeywell Process Solutions business.

John Parsons joins the sales department of Smyth Companies, St. Paul, MN.

Tufco Technologies, Green Bay, WI, is recognized by the Green Bay Area Chamber of Commerce as a winner of the 2003 Manufacturing Award of Distinction in the medium manufacturing category (100-299 employees).

All About Packaging, Appleton, WI, is the recipient of the 2003 Fox Cities Chamber of Commerce and Industry's Small Business Manufacturer of the Year Award.

Patrick Bartling is appointed VP, operations — North America, for Chromalox, Pittsburgh, PA.

ISRA Vision Systems, Darmstadt, Germany, reports the acquisition of Lasor AG, Oerlinghausen, Germany, and its sub. Lasor Systronics USA, Norcross, GA.

Aetek UV Systems, Romeoville, IL, names Miltec Corp. North American representative.

A.B. Dick, Chicago, IL, announces the retirement of western regional sales director Glen Ashcraft after 50 years in the printing industry.

CFC Intl., Chicago Hts., IL, enters into a tentative agreement with Chroma Corp. to purchase Chroma's Chicago Hts. land and building for $1.6 million. The agreement includes 58,000 sq ft bordering CFC's property.

Davis-Standard, Pawcatuck, CT, names Dr. Hassan Helmy as managing director of Davis-Standard GmbH, Erkrath, Germany. He will continue as the company's VP of worldwide sales, marketing, engineering, and R&D.

MetalFX patented global metallic printing technology is honored as Innovation of the Year at the UK's National Business Awards 2003. The technology is represented in the US by Eckart America, Painesville, OH, and MD-Both Industries, West Chicago, IL.

Venture Tape Corp., Rockland, MA, breaks ground on a 100,000-sq-ft addition to its Rockland manufacturing facility and headquarters.

John M. Grups is promoted to staff VP, Operating Excellence, at Sonoco, Hartsville, SC.

Smurfit-Stone Container Corp., Chicago, IL, regretfully reports the death from throat cancer of Edwin P. Hurley, manager of legislative affairs and a 35-yr veteran in the paperboard and paper recycling industry.

Mitsubishi Lithographic Presses, Lincolnshire, IL, names Randy Siver director of marketing and technical sales and Ken Kodama VP of sheet-fed sales.

Kathryn P. Marx, VP, marketing and strategic planning at Flint Ink, is elected chair of NPES The Assn. for Suppliers of Printing, Publishing and Converting Technologies, Reston, VA.

Mohawk Paper Mills, Cohoes, NY, appoints two specification sales representatives: Teri Kelly for the Baltimore/Washington area and Tom Maddock for the New York region.

AIM, Pittsburgh, PA, the trade association and authority on automatic ID, data collection, and networking in a mobile environment, elects members of the Technical Symbology Committee for 2004-2005: John Kessler, Paxar Corp.; Andy Longacre, HHP; Heinrich Oehlmann, EuroData Council; and Yuji Tsujimoto, TD Scan.

Dynamic Dies, Holland, OH, hires Wendy Chan and Dallas Pace, recent graduates of Clemson Univ.'s Graphic Communications program.

Connemara Converting relocates its converting plant and headquarters to a 98,000-sq-ft facility at 544 Territorial Dr., Bolingbrook, IL 60440; ph: 630/771-1209.

Stora Enso, Wisconsin Rapids, WI, completes the rebuild of PM16 at the Wisconsin Rapids paper mill as part of its Profit Enhancement Program.

Brookfield Engineering Laboratories, Middleboro, MA, celebrates 70 years as a supplier of viscosity measurement instruments.

Mark R. Rasch is promoted to VP at Rasch Graphic Services Corp., Houston, TX.

Stork Prints, Naarden, the Netherlands, appoints Wilfried Koopman managing director graphics of Stork Prints B.V.

Harper Corp. of America names two companies as representatives in Europe: Niels Thorup Aps in Denmark and Köse Consulting and Trading in Germany.

Kathy Betts joins Clare Reagan in the exhibit sales area of TAPPI, Atlanta, GA. She will remain part of the Corrugated Packaging Div. team with accountability in the technical program area.

Aellora Digital, a Markem co., Keene, NH, hires Dr. Michael Stoudt as full-time president.

Joanne C. Keenan is appointed inside sales and distribution services manager at Sheffield Plastics, a Bayer Polymers co., Sheffield, MA.

Adhesives Research, Glen Rock, PA, names Mary Gallagher global VP of quality and compliance and Gregory Young director of quality and compliance for the company's facility in Glen Rock.

At Green Bay Packaging, Green Bay, WI, Matthew Szymanski is named VP, general manager of the Arkansas Kraft Div.

Dave Valiquette is named VP — business development at Webex, Neenah, WI.

Ken Pavett is the new president at FlexoGrafix, Glendale Hts., IL.

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