Career Briefs

Walter Langley, Mike Morgan and Tom Wilson joined PressAccess to assist with sales of not only the company’s used printing equipment, but also the entire line of new die-cutting machinery from the Brausse Group, paper and blanket wash recycling systems, as well as service and maintenance contracts.

Langley, who has been named PressAccess’ bindery manager and Brausse specialist, is a 44-year veteran of the industry with special expertise in cutters, folders, stitchers, perfect binders, die cutters and folder gluers, as well as bindery costing and estimating. He comes to PressAccess from Heidelberg, where he spent 28 years, and previously worked for Sheridan—winning accolades as Salesman of the Year—and Baumfolder.

Morgan and Wilson joined PressAccess as sales representatives for the Southwest and Southeast areas, respectively, and will lend their talents to extending the company’s reach and customer services in those key regions.

Morgan, whose 44 years in the graphic arts industry includes 14 in production and plant management, and 30 years as a Heidelberg account manager, has had extensive training in both technical applications and business management and won multiple awards as Regional Salesman of the Year.

Wilson, a 30-year industry veteran, previously served as a sales representative and account manager with Heidelberg, where he garnered two National Salesman of the Year awards.

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Curtis Packaging promoted John Giusto to the newly created post of chief operating officer.

Giusto served as senior vice president of manufacturing for the past three years at Curtis, achieving that position after a three-year stint as vice president of manufacturing. In his new role as COO, he is responsible for all of the company’s manufacturing groups including Prepress, Printing, Cutting, Finishing and Warehousing. He also oversees Continuous Improvement, Quality Control and Statistical Control programs.

“John Giusto is well recognized throughout the industry as a leader and innovator,” noted Donald R. Droppo, Jr., president & CEO of Curtis Packaging. “Our customers expect the extraordinary from Curtis Packaging. John knows what it takes to deliver on that promise, day in and day out.”

Giusto had over 40 years of manufacturing experience in the package printing industry before joining Curtis in April 2004. Prior to his arrival, he served for 11 years as vice president of manufacturing at Inland Consumer Packaging, where he was responsible for the Litho-Laminate operations.

Before starting his assignment at Inland, Giusto worked for 30 years with Hemingway Packaging, a leading manufacturer of high-end folding cartons. During his distinguished career there, Giusto held a series of senior level manufacturing positions.

“A lot of people talk about value added in our industry,” said Droppo. “John knows how to apply the concept constructively, adding a wealth of experience and creativity to every project we do. That keeps Curtis ahead of our competition and makes us more valuable to our customers.”

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