New Appointments: March 2011

Agfa Graphics has hired Lois Catala as marketing communications manager. She will be responsible for implementing Agfa’s strategic branding campaign. Catala previously held marketing positions at Sharp Electronics and Sony Electronics. 

Cineplex Entertainment, which acquired Digital Display & Communications, has renamed the digital signage unit Cineplex Digital Solutions (CDS). The announcement comes with news that Labatt, a CDS client predating the Cineplex acquisition, has expanded its relationship with the company and will add 170 displays to its current network of over 500 screens in five provinces.

DG3 North America, Inc., a provider of global graphics communication solutions, announces the acquisition of substantially all of the assets of The Ace Group, Inc., a full-service print and electronic marketing solutions provider. In connection with the acquisition, DG3 will expand its Interactive Services group to provide mobile marketing solutions that are fully integrated into its offset print, on-demand print, web and email marketing solutions.

Drytac has become a direct sales provider for the Visual Magnetics Graphic System™ in the US, Canada, and the UK. The Visual Magnetics Graphic System can be combined to meet an array of changeable graphic needs utilizing three major components: high-quality MagnaMedia™ digital print films featuring a patented magnetic-receptive coating; InvisiLock® high-performance flexible sheet magnet; and ActiveWall™ magnetic-receptive wall primer.

Fulham Co., Inc., a global manufacturer and supplier of electronic ballasts, lamps, and complete lighting solutions, announces Dr. Michael Bremser as the new vice president, Global Product Manager of LED products. Bremser will leverage his expertise in white LED products, spanning LED chip development to end-user lighting applications. He holds a Ph.D. in Materials Engineering and has over 17 years of experience in blue/white LED development. 

Meyda Lighting appoints Max Cohen as Upstate New York Area Sales Manager. Cohen will work closely with lighting showrooms, electrical distributors, and specifiers throughout Upstate New York. Cohen will continue to serve as manager of Meyda’s factory showroom in Yorkville, NY.

Shaughnessy has purchased the assets of Indel-Davis. The Indel-Davis product line will be part of Shaughnessy Graphics, a division of Shaughnessy.  As a result of the purchase, Shaughnessy will extend its business to new markets and bring an entire portfolio of new products to its existing customer base.