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Members in the News — July/August 2020

By AICC Staff

July 15, 2020

“Three manufacturers have recently purchased Koenig & Bauer Rapida presses.

Oliver Inc., a print, in-store display, and packaging printing company, welcomed a new Koenig & Bauer Rapida 145 57-inch UV press to its Hauppauge, New York, facility.

Jones Healthcare Group, a London, Canada-based packaging and medication dispensing solutions provider, acquired a Koenig & Bauer Rapida 106 eight-color press.

NeilMed Pharmaceuticals, an Ontario, California-based pharmaceutical manufacturer, purchased a new Koenig & Bauer Rapida 105 press.

Justin Kimmel

MacDermid Graphic Solutions appointed Justin Kimmel and Matt Bennett to senior account manager, Canada, and vice president, EMEA, respectively.

Kimmel brings with him 10 years of experience in new business development and account management in the tag and label industry.

“We are excited to have Justin join our team and establish a dedicated MGS resource located in Toronto, Canada, to direct our sales strategy for the country,” said Tom Caplinger, MacDermid’s vice president, Americas. “Justin’s addition strengthens our continued support in the region and is the beginning of our investment in resources to the Canadian flexo market.”

Matt Bennett

Bennett comes to MacDermid with over 20 years of experience in the global packaging industry and has held several senior business leadership positions within Europe.

“The EMEA region is a critical growth region for MacDermid Graphics Solutions,” said MacDermid Senior Vice President and Global General Manager Brad Wills. “Matt’s background, experience, and drive are a perfect fit to take us to the next level of success in this market.”

Domino digitally introduced the X630i, its first digital inkjet product for corrugated.

“The single-pass Domino X630i digital inkjet press has been designed for everyday corrugated production, allowing corrugated box printers to maximize productivity and efficiency, and minimize cost, ink consumption, and waste,” said Domino Business Development Manager Matt Condon. “It will enable them to profitably develop short- and medium-run market opportunities, facilitate new streams of business, and provide a more complete range of capability for their customer base.”

Scott Fray

Southern Carton Co. promoted Scott Fray, who served as senior project manager since 2016, to vice president of sales.

“Scott’s leadership has been instrumental to our growth over the past four years,” said Dave Kennedy, CEO of Southern Carton. “His 25 years of industry experience provides him with a deep understanding and unique ability to quickly identify solutions for our customers. I am confident as the vice president of sales, Scott will lead Southern into a new era of growth and innovation.”

Fray’s responsibilities now include overseeing commercial operations and direct strategic growth initiatives around market share, profitability, and organizational development.

Jeff Dietz

Kolbus America appointed Jeff Dietz as its new president, including responsibility for the Kolbus, Hycorr, and Autobox product lines in North America.

“Please join us in welcoming Jeff to this important role in our company,” said Wilfried Kroeger, president and CEO of Kolbus GmbH. “Jeff brings a wealth of broad experience to our organization and our executive team. We very much look forward to his leadership contribution in maintaining and growing Kolbus’ position in the luxury and corrugated packaging marketplace.”

Among other important industry roles, Dietz is a member of AICC’s leadership advisory group.

Robert Heithaus

Lewisburg Printing Co. (LPC) appointed Robert Heithaus as its new vice president of marketing.

“Our three divisions are in different parts of the country, serving multiple markets, but function as one cohesive business unit,” said LPC Executive Vice President of Sales Kirk Kelso. “Robert’s sound and diverse background will direct a new brand message, highlighting our strengths while creating value that guarantee quality and service for our customers.”

Tilia Labs is now offering its artificial intelligence (AI) software technology, Tilia Phoenix, to boost productivity for HP Indigo digital printing.

“We are very excited to establish this powerful relationship with Tilia Labs, offering HP Indigo digital press owners innovation, efficiency, and confidence for production challenges, including sophisticated ganging, device profiling, and specialized imposition requirements,” said Patrick Canfield, R&D program manger, strategic accounts, at HP Indigo, “For print service providers, these values translate to bottom line production cost-savings and better utilization of their printing equipment.”

Tilia Phoenix, Tilia Labs’ flagship software, is planning and imposition software that uses AI technology to reduce cost and optimize production in segments including packaging, labels, commercial, and wide-format printing.”

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