Sign & Digital Graphics

March '18

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Salt Lake City-based SAi (SA International), a provider of software solutions for industries including sign-making, large-format digital print- ing and CAD/CAM for machining, announces the appointment of Michelle Johnson to the position of marketing manager. Johnson will support the continued development of SAi's relationships with industry media and partners, as well as further expand the company's brand and profile through events, product launches and sales support. With more than a decade of marketing experience, Johnson joins SAi from wide-format printer and plotting cut- ter manufacturer—and SAi OEM partner—Mutoh America Inc., where she held the position of marketing manager for the last seven years. Seattle-based Summa, providers of Summa-branded vinyl cutters, flatbed cutters, thermal printers and related media and materials, announces the hiring of Jean-Pierre De Moor in a business development role in the Asia-Pacific region. His hiring comes as Summa an- nounces that it wants to expand its dealer network in more countries in that region and enter into a wider range of market segments. Melville, New York-based Canon Solutions America, a wholly owned subsidiary and the sales arm of Tokyo-based Canon, announces several new senior execu- tive appointments and promotions that recently took effect. The new executive promotions include: Ross Held has been promoted from vice president and general manager to senior vice president and general manager of Canon U.S.A.'s Imag- ing Technologies Communications Group. Richard Antaya has been promoted from senior director and general manager to vice president of Canon U.S.A.'s Imaging Technologies Com- munications Group. Robert Poseno has been promoted from senior director and general manager to vice president of Canon U.S.A.'s Imaging Technologies Communications Group. Peter Kowalczuk has been promoted from executive vice president and general manager to president of Canon Solutions America, a wholly owned subsidiary of Canon U.S.A. Ghent, Belgium-based Esko, a maker of finishing equipment and developer of workflow software with U.S. headquarters in Miamisburg, Ohio, announces the naming of Chris Miller as the company's new vice president of North America, following the retirement of Mark Quinlan. Miller will be responsible for driving sustainable and profitable growth together with his teams and, therefore, will make an impor- tant contribution towards the Esko growth journey in the years to come, the company says. Charlotte, North Carolina-based Biesse, a manu- facturer of CNC router machinery for wood, plas- tics, metal and engineered materials, announces the hiring of Kevin Henderson as application engineer at its North American headquarters in Charlotte, North Carolina. Tolland, Connecticut-based Gerber Technology, which makes products serving a variety of indus- tries, including sign and graphics; manufacturing and industrial and many others, announces the appointment of Jay Dorman as global director, sign and graphics. In his new role Dorman will help lead the company's sign and graphics business and to focus on technology advancement. He will be responsible for busi- ness and product development that connects new technol- ogy with the company's customers, helping them decrease time to market and increase productivity. Euless, Texas-based full service sign and graph- ics company Federal Heath announces the hiring of Joseph Albanese as director of construction services. In his role, Albanese will focus on the company's specialty contracting operations unit and will be based out of the company's Euless, Texas office. Albanese has more than 30 years experience in all facets of construction management, including new store con- struction, remodeling and capital projects, rollouts, facilities construction, repair and maintenance. San Antonio-based AgiLight, an LED lighting man- ufacturer and wholly-owned subsidiary of General LED Inc., announces the hiring of Rebecca Bom- piedi to the position of chief technology officer. In her new role Bompiedi will be responsible for the company's global engineering functions. An engineer by education and training, Bompiedi brings 27 years of experience in engineering, quality design methodologies and global management. Her background includes extensive experience in lighting engineering, product development and global management, according to her new company. Fargo, North Dakota-based Heat Transfer Ware- house, a distributor of heat transfer materials, an- nounces the addition of two new employees to its roster: The company names Maribeth Joraanstad as finance specialist and Marisol Salgado as order fulfillment specialist at Heat Transfer Warehouse's Las Vegas branch. As finance specialist, Joraans- tad performs fraud checks on flagged orders, ac- counts for returned product, enters invoices, and process refunds. She comes to the position with a degree in accounting and management. Salgado now ensures that all orders are complete and shipped out from the Las Vegas location. Irving, Texas-based NEC Corp. of America (NECAM), a provider of a wide range of technology solutions and is the parent company of LED Display Solutions, announces the appointment of Masahiro (Mark) Ikeno as the firm's new president and CEO. NECAM's former president and CEO Shinskuke (Shin) Takahashi will now serve as chairman of the board for NECAM after nearly five years in the president's role. In addition, he has taken on the newly created position of head of government relations, and will be based in Washington D.C. On The Move Joraanstad S I G N & D I G I T A L G R A P H I C S • March 2018 • 91 SDG Salgado

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