UPDATE ON PEOPLE
JAMES P. (JIM) DUNN has announced he will retire from Heidelberg USA later this year. HARALD WEIMER will take over as president of Heidelberg USA and market head for North America. Weimer is currently president of Heidelberg Mexico.
The company has also named ANDY RAE senior vice president, Equipment, Lead Market Atlanta. JOHN ROCKER will take over responsibility of leading the field sales organization as senior vice president, Sales. ED YOUNG will move to the position of vice president, National Accounts. DAN MAURER has taken on responsibility for Heidelberg’s digital portfolio as vice president, Product Management Digital Print and Postpress. (2 PHOTOS, Dunn & Weimer)
BERNHARD SCHREIER, chairman of the Management Board of Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG, is the new drupa 2012 president and chairman of the Exhibitors’ Advisory Board. He assumes this role from MARTIN WEICKENMEIER, managing director, Sales, Marketing and Service of Körber PaperLink GmbH.
JULES GONZALES has joined GPA as a territory sales manager in Minnesota, with a focus on the greater Twin Cities region (Minneapolis/St. Paul). (PHOTO)
JUANITA BIASINI has joined Unisource Worldwide as senior vice president of Global Human Resources.
DONEL AUTIN has been named chief financial officer of xpedx, which is a business of International Paper. He will also become a member of the xpedx Senior Lead Team and International Paper’s Finance Lead Team. (PHOTO)
NICK GONZALEZ has joined Mutoh a customer field service engineer. The company also promoted BRANDON WELLING to product manager and technical trainer.
GERALDINE CHIVERTON recently joined the Exhibitions and Events team at FESPA as business development manager.
AWARDS & MILESTONES
PLATT COLLEGE, Aurora, CO, won the 2011 Print and Graphics Scholarship (PGSF) College Poster design competition. The poster, titled “Get a Scholarship that makes Your Dreams a Reality,” will be given to all colleges and high schools in the U.S. that have printing and graphic communication programs for the 2011–2012 academic year. This student-designed poster is used to promote the availability of scholarships to pursue a career in the graphic communication industry. (PHOTO)
HOYT TUGGLE, president of Graphic Communications Corporation (GCC), was honored recently with the 2011 Printing & Imaging Association of Georgia (PIAG) Benjamin Franklin Award. The award is the highest honor presented in Georgia’s printing industry and serves to acknowledge individuals for being long-term, major contributors to the graphic arts industry.
BUSINESS CARD, INC. (BCI) of Tullahoma, TN, recently won nine FREDDIE awards for industry excellence from the Worldwide Printing Thermographers Association. Among the awards was the “Best of the Best” award for its first place winning entry for Excellence in Social Announcements of Invitations with an Additional Process. (PHOTO)
DR. JERRY WAITE, professor of technology, College of Technology, University of Houston, Houston, TX, has been named the ninth recipient of the Print and Graphics Scholarship Foundation (PGSF) Educator of the Year Award.
FORTY-TWO of Florida’s top printing and graphic communications firms were recognized with 223 print awards during the reception that is the traditional highlight of the 24 year-old award event produced by Printing Association of Florida. Ten Florida high schools and universities were awarded numerous Best of Category, Award of Excellence, and Honorable Mention recognitions. Six Florida companies went on to take home seven Benny Awards at the national level, where a total of 36 Florida projects were recognized in Printing Industries of America’s Premier Print Awards competition: Associated Printing Productions, Inc. (APPI); Lauderdale Graphics; National Communications, LLC; Progressive Communications; Rapid Press, Inc.; and Southeastern Printing. (PAF LOGO)