December '16

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BUSINESS WATCH 12 || P R I N T W E A R D E C E M B E R 2 0 1 6 PRINTWEAR PEOPLE Nazdar SourceOne (Shawnee, Kan.) appoints Jerry Hall as west regional sales manager for the textile inks business unit. Hall is responsible for driving continued growth in the textile markets for the western region and comes to the role with more than 20 years of experience in the apparel industry. Most recently, Hall com- municated and implemented sales objectives at PolyOne Wilflex for 17 years. "We are excited to have Jerry join our team," says Danny Sweem, vice president of the Nazdar SourceOne textile inks business unit. "His skills, experience, and knowledge of our products and the region will help SourceOne provide exceptional service and expertise to our customers." Kornit (Rosh-Ha'Ayin, Israel) appoints Johan Spies to key account manager for Europe, the Middle East, and Africa (EMEA). As key account manager for the EMEA region, Spies is responsible for clients in the direct-to-garment and roll-to- roll production industries. Spies comes to the role with extensive experience in the digital print industry in both the technical and marketing realms. Prior to this position, Spies served as senior product manager at Mimaki Europe B.V. for the EMEA region. Spies also served as channel sales development manager and product marketing manager for the Northern Europe division at Electronics for Imaging (EFI). GroupeSTAHL (Sterling Heights, Mich.) announces four major changes in company leadership. Carleen Gray assumes the role of commercial sales and market- ing for GroupeSTAHL. Under Gray's leadership, the GroupeS- TAHL sales team maintains a focus on growth in major league sports and colleges, and development and expansion of STAHLS' apparel manufacturing divisions. In addition to her new roles, Gray will continue to serve as GroupeSTAHL vice president of market- ing and chief marketing officer. Jason Ziga takes on the role of vice president of screen-print transfer technology. In his new position, Ziga will continue to man- age Transfer Express and simultaneously develop and organize all of GroupeSTAHLS' transfer manufacturing technology capabilities in North America. Jennifer Joseph is named vice president of U.S. regional sales. In this position, Joseph oversees all regional managers and outside sales representatives in STAHLS' regional service and distribution centers. Joseph comes to the role with extensive experience at STAHLS' including roles in sales, financial, and inventory support positions. Finally, Greg Peirce is appointed to chief technology officer. Peirce is responsible for consolidating GroupeSTAHL North American IT operations. Peirce brings nearly 20 years of experience to the role, including efforts to usher various GroupeSTAHL global business units into the digital age. INDUSTRY UPDATES HACKENSACK, N.J.— Total Ink Solutions releas- es a mobile app version of the company's website. The app offers users ac- cess to existing website features like the online store, as well as additional resources like 24/7 chat for customer support, educational videos, and equipment advice. The mobile app can be down- loaded at www.totalinkso- ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.—InkSoft discusses its forthcoming "Design First" initiative. The initiative comes as the company continues to expand staff and evolve the platform it offers users to sell apparel. While part of the shift for InkSoft involves improvement of the seller's platform, the concept will also focus on improving the overall user experience for buyers. The company plans to officially unveil the initia- tive's end product in Jan. 2017. Hall Spies Ziga Gray Peirce Joseph

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