June '16

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12 || P R I N T W E A R J U N E 2 0 1 6 BUSINESS WATCH Lawson Screen & Digital Products (St. Louis) appoints Taylor Landesman as its new vice president. Landesman is responsible for assisting with daily operations and leads the advisory team for strategic growth of its screen and digital printing equipment. He has spent the last four years as an attorney for the State of Illinois handling insurance and pension litigation. Nazdar SourceOne (Shawnee, Kan.) announces the addition of Sam Evans and Jordyn Ruhnke to its inside sales team. Ruhnke and Evans will implement sales campaigns and strategies to increase the sales of products and services to customers within the graphic arts industry. Evans and Ruhnke join the company with more than five years of experience in the service industry. Both individuals also bring extensive customer service and sales backgrounds to their posi- tions. Roland DG Corporation (Irvine, Calif.) announces several changes and additions to its Board of Directors. Hidenori Fujioka, previ- ously director and executive vice president of Roland DG, was named president of the company. Masahiro Tomioka, previously representative director, chairman and president, has stepped aside as president, but continues as chairman of the company. David Goward, previously director of the company, was promoted to ex- ecutive vice president. Katsuhiro Endo was named outside direc- tor. He was previously external audit and supervisory board mem- ber of the company. Mitsuhiro Honda was appointed external audit and superviso- ry board member. He is currently professor at the graduate school of University of Tsukuba. According to Tomioka, the changes and appointments follow the successful completion of the company's GlobalOne structural reform and the start of a new five-year mid- term business plan beginning in Fiscal Year 2016. "Through ag- gressive investments, we strengthened both R&D and sales & marketing while completing a revised organizational structure that facilitates working more closely together to meet the ever- changing business environment and customer needs," Tomioka says. "We also promoted the best people from around the world to enable us to take on group-wide initiatives to drive sustainable growth and create multiple pillars of business to meet the needs of the coming era. I believe these appointments will help us con- tinue to grow and strengthen our worldwide leadership market positions." Fruit of the Loom/JERZEES (Bowling Green, Ky.) appoints Sa- mantha Kates as its senior national account manager. Kates will serve the nationwide market from the company's Florida offices. Prior to Fruit of the Loom, Kates served as vice president of sales at Charles River Apparel for three years and worked as director of marketing and business development for promotional products distributor iPROMOTEU. Darci Jeffrey-Andersen joins Coastal Business Supplies (Maryland Heights, Mo.) as sales account manager for the Professional Solu- tions Division. A veteran in the screen print industry, she owned Crossroad Graphics Screen Printing Services for more than eight years before joining My Brand Promo. Jeffrey-Andersen's responsibilities will include managing wide- format digital printing accounts and creating printing and per- sonalization solutions for manufacturers and customers. In ad- dition, she will mentor customers in choosing equipment and supplies. InkSoft (Albuquerque, N.M.) has two new staff additions. Raj De- varaj has been named senior QA automation developer, and Mary Stanislao is the newest member of the InkSoft Success Squad. Devaraj joins InkSoft with extensive experience in the automated software testing field, while Stanislao comes to the team with a background of technical support and customer relations. The new staff additions at InkSoft come as the company contin- ues to streamline customer relations and ecommerce, including a recently redesigned and updated website. Printwear People Landesman Evans Ruhnke Fujioka Goward Kates Jeffrey- Andersen Stanislao Devaraj

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