Lift Software, developers of the revolutionary new Lift ERP software, announced this week that Leland Morgan and Alyssa Henkel have joined the company as Business Development Manager and Software Project Manager, respectively. Leland and Alyssa bring a copious amount of software specific industry experience to Lift, as the company continues to grow in placements and innovation.

Durst, manufacturer of advanced digital printing and production technologies, has restructured its segment for industrial textile printing. The new segment manager, Dr. Stefan Kappaun, has responsibility for the strategic direction in home textiles, clothing and accessories. Dr. Kappaun also will be the connecting link to the Large Format Segment, which takes over soft signage and fabrics in the portfolio.

Minuteman Press International, the world’s leading design, marketing, and printing franchise, is proud to announce the promotion of Nick Titus to President. Nick is the third-generation President of Minuteman Press, which remains a family-owned and operated franchisor with World Headquarters in Long Island, NY and nearly 1,000 independently owned and operated franchises worldwide. Previously, Nick was Vice President of Marketing. Bob Titus will remain the Company’s CEO.

Outdoor media specialist CP Media – one of the fastest growing media companies in the UK – has appointed experienced media industry expert Steve South as Commercial Director, as part of ambitious and exciting plans to double turnover within the next three years.

Direct Color Systems is pleased to announce the addition of Tom Kaplinski as President & CEO. Tom is an accomplished business leader who has delivered breakthrough growth for original equipment manufacturers over his 28+ years of global business and technology experience.

Electronics For Imaging, Inc. has named veteran print technology executive Dr. Douglas Edwards as its Chief Technology Officer (CTO). Edwards replaces longtime technology leader Ghilad Dziesietnik, who recently retired after nearly 25 years with EFI - the last 14 as CTO. Edwards, who assumes his new duties today, has had an extensive career as a senior print executive and R&D technologist. Immediately prior to this appointment, Edwards was CEO of Cambridge, England-based Xaar plc, a leading developer of inkjet print head technologies for industrial printing, and Chairman of Xaar 3D Ltd - the company's 3D printing joint venture with Stratasys Ltd.

Xaar plc, the digital inkjet printing and 3D technology group, announces the appointment of Ian Tichias as Chief Finance Officer and Director of the Board from 1 March 2020.

SGIA and NAPCO Media today announce that Andy Cvitanov has been appointed Chief Operating Officer. In this new position, Cvitanov will oversee all operations within the newly formed company, including association infrastructure, strategy, audience development, finance, IT, human resources and more.

Gathering on 4 December 2019 the Shareholders’ Meeting of Messe Düsseldorf GmbH, presided over by the Chairman, Lord Mayor Thomas Geisel, appointed Wolfram N. Diener (55) as the new President & Chief Executive Officer and Erhard Wienkamp (61) as the new Managing Director Operative Trade Fair Business. The Shareholders’ Meeting has thereby followed the recommendation of the Supervisory Board of Messe Düsseldorf GmbH. In his new position, Wolfram Diener succeeds Werner M. Dornscheidt (65), who will retire at the end of June 2020 after almost 17 years at the helm of the Düsseldorf trade fair company. Diener will take up his post on 1 July 2020. Erhard Wienkamp will succeed Hans Werner Reinhard (49), who left the company on 30 September 2019, as Operative Managing Director on 1 January 2020.

Electronics For Imaging, Inc. has embarked on a strategic initiative to enhance its commitment to customer satisfaction by strengthening global service offerings. Long-time print industry service executive Geoff Loftus has joined EFI to help drive this initiative for the company’s global inkjet operations. Loftus, who is EFI’s new vice president of global inkjet service, will spearhead customer advocacy and service with a large portion of the company’s client base – thousands of customers worldwide who rely on EFI™ for high-quality display graphics/signage, packaging, textiles and building material print production.

Gido van Praag, family man, enthusiastic blue-water sailor, Master Scuba diver & Divemaster, and marathon runner, is an industry veteran who spent over 30 years in the printing industry at Océ/Canon and HP in a variety of different roles.

OKI Europe Ltd has announced that Tsukasa Takasawa has been appointed as its new Managing Director. Bringing 30 years’ experience in the corporate and investment banking sectors to the role, Takasawa replaces Dennie K. Kawahara who is moving back to OKI Data Corporation, to assume responsibility for the organisation’s global transformation.

FASTSIGNS International, Inc., the franchisor of more than 700 FASTSIGNS® locations in nine countries worldwide, has welcomed Jennifer Herskind as the company’s new Chief Marketing Officer.

Artie Patel held leadership positions throughout his career and he has previously launched an education software business from scratch. When he knew it was time to begin his next business venture, Artie found the Minuteman Press design, marketing, and printing franchise in Fremont, CA to be the right fit for his business experience and his family.

CMYUK has further expanded its sales team with the appointment of Charlotte Crampton as Senior Technical Sales Consultant.

Josero has recruited two new Business Development Managers, Sarah Winterbottom and Roger Sherratt, who bring with them decades of experience in the print industry.

Nicole Spencer, Operations Director at Hull-based printing specialists RMC Digital Print, has been appointed the new UK president at the FESPA UK Association.

ColorGATE, a leading vendor of powerful software and hardware products for color critical digital printing applications, sets the course for further growth and improves its organization once more: Oliver Luedtke, well-known marketing and communications expert in the inkjet industry, has been put in charge of managing and developing ColorGATE’s marketing organization. As Chief Marketing Officer, he is a member of the executive board. His scope of responsibility includes marketing communication, product management and technical documentation.

With a Bachelor of Science in Sport Marketing and Management, Roeland den Hertog, now 26 years young, gained a lot of sales experience over the last 6 years. He developed his skills at BMW where he started first as a Consultant and worked his way up as an Account Manager in fleet sales. His main focus was building relationships with large international corporates.

Kernow North America, the global leader in high performance print media, is pleased to announce the appointment of John Parsons as National Sales Manager. John brings to Kernow a wealth of knowledge and extensive sales development expertise in the specialty print media market having spent 13 years in the digital print segment and over 30 years in the printing industry.

Nazdar Ink Technologies has announced the appointment of Martin Burns to the position of Business Development Manager for OEM inks, with responsibility for the development of new OEM business and the management of existing business in key segments.

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