New Appointments: September 2011-II

Filmolux has signed a distributor agreement with Pregis Corp.’s Hexacomb business unit to represent its Falconboard™ family of products in France. The Falconboard products will fill the environmentally responsible, all-paper based option in Filmolux’s offerings.

Fisher Textiles announces its expansion into Canada with a new distribution center. Benefits to Canadian customers include faster delivery time, decreased shipping costs, same-day shipping, and the ability to request styles to be stocked. As part of the new distribution center, Fisher Textiles will work with Accord Transportation on distribution and logistics expertise, as well as TG Graphics for sales assistance.

GMG Americas has made a number of management additions and changes. Joseph Varone has been appointed vice president, sales, North America. Varone will oversee GMG sales in North America, and he previously worked for Kodak. Marc Welch will serve as the new director, Strategic Accounts. Welch will focus on expanding the range of solutions and work more closely with key customers. He has forty years of printing industry experience, including stints at Scitex, Pitman, and Tripp. Birgit Plautz has relocated from GMG in Europe to become the new manager of Technical Services. She previously worked at GMG in Germany as project manager and technical development engineer, and she is proficient in color management, print drivers, and media. Juergen Roesch has also relocated to serve as the business development/solutions architect. Roesch is an expert on color management for printing, prepress, digital, and wide format production; he has an IT education background; and he most recently worked in business development. Paulo Monteiro, business manager, Latin America, has relocated to new offices near Orlando, Florida to provide better service to the rapidly expanding Latin America customer base.

Scala announces Tom Nix as the new CEO. Nix will continue to focus on building customer satisfaction and will expand Scala’s role in the evolving global market for digital signage and digital communications solutions. He most recently served as vice president, Americas and Oceania, for Scala.

SIMONA AG has appointed Fredy Hiltmann as a member of its Executive Board. Hiltmann will oversee the area of Corporate Finance (CFO). He previously worked at Siemens AG, Georg Fischer AG, and the Metalor Group. In addition, Chief Sales Officer Detlef Becker will step down from his role on the Executive Board, and Wolfgang Moyses, CEO of SIMONA AG, will take on his position.

World Wide Sign Systems, Inc. has acquired the sign product division of Ad-Tech International. The new Southern Division manufacturing facility will be World Wide Sign Systems’ fourth wholesale manufacturing location, and it will help to fulfill the plan of having the wholesale sign products delivered the next day or second day freight delivery.