Sign & Digital Graphics

April '18

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S I G N & D I G I T A L G R A P H I C S • April 2018 • 29 Melville, New York-based Canon Solutions America, a wholly owned subsidiary and the sales arm of Tokyo-based Canon, an- nounces what it calls "key" senior executive appointments. They include: Toyo Kuwamura—promoted from president and CEO to chairman and CEO, of Canon Solutions America; Peter Kowalczuk—promoted from executive vice president and general manager to president of Canon Solutions America; and Francis McMahon—promoted from vice president to executive vice president, Production Print Solutions, of Canon Solutions America. The board of directors of Belgium-based Agfa-Gevaert, the parent company of printer manufacturer Agfa Graphics, announces the appointment of Dirk De Man as chief financial officer. De Man will take over as CFO in May. During this transition period he is assisting the CEO and executive committee in defining the company's future strategy and working with Kris Hoornaert, the outgoing CFO, in preparing the hando- ver. Hoornaert is stepping away from the company after heading the company's finance organization for more than 10 years. Tolland, Connecticut-based Gerber Technology, which makes products serving a variety of industries, including sign and graphics; manufactur- ing and industrial; government; aircraft interiors; and many others, an- nounces the hiring of Scott Schinlever as president and chief operating officer, leading the company's automation solutions business. Schinlever joins Gerber from EFI, where he was senior vice president and general manager of EFI's inkjet business. Gilman, Connecticut-based foam board manufacturer Gilman Brothers announces the addition of Shellie Sibert as a strategy and innovation specialist to its business development team. Sibert joins The Gilman Brothers Co. as part of its marketing strategy to drive new business opportunities at every level of the supply chain. The company says her focus will be to consult and develop long-term partnerships to specify The Gilman Brothers' brand. Based in the Dallas area, Sibert, a 28-year printing industry veteran, will identify and cultivate business relationships globally through high-profile presentations, creative product development and exploring new technologies and alliances. Indian Point, North Carolina-based Fisher Textiles announces a new location for its Canadian distribution center. Effective immediately, all Canada specified orders will ship from Win-Trak Logistics, 5600 Finch Avenue East, Toronto, Ontario, M1B 1T1. Win-Trak Logistics is Fisher's Canadian warehousing and distribution partner. Fisher says it already stocks many of its popular styles at this location and plans to add additional product as demand dictates in the coming months. Torrance, California-based American PERMALight Inc., a manufacturer of photoluminescent printable substrates for use in certain types of signage, announces its move to a larger location. The company says that in relocating to 2531 W 237th St., #101, in Tor- rance, it has doubled its warehouse space, allowing for much more room to stock its photoluminescent flexible films, rigid PVC sheets and aluminum for digital printing, screen printing, plotter-cutting, ADA signage and more. GMG Americas, the Massachusetts-based office of Germany-based GMG, a developer and supplier of high-end color management software solutions, announces that Rick Guebert has joined the company as director of sales for the Southeast region. In his new role, Guebert will represent GMG color management solutions to all companies in the southern part of the U.S., from Texas and Oklahoma east to the Carolinas. Guebert will be responsible for developing sales activities, working both directly with customers and with GMG dealers. On The Move SDG

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