Manroland Sheetfed has named Chris Leyes regional sales manager, Central territory. Leyes, who has 20 years of experience in the printing and packaging industry, will be responsible for developing new business opportunities and creating customized solutions to its client base.
There have been some notable developments in the digital production landscape for folding cartons, but overall the landscape has not changed significantly in the past year and a half.
At its 2013 Annual Conference in Orlando, FL, NPES The Association for Suppliers of Printing, Publishing and Converting Technologies elected a new chairman, two new directors and re-elected several returning directors.
Recognizing the efforts of Rainer Prosi at Heidelberg to contribute to the development of the Job Definition Format (JDF) Specification, CIP4 has given Prosi a CIP4 Fellowship Award.
The folding carton printers interviewed for this story face mostly the same agenda of business issues as the managers of other kinds of printing businesses. Two items of special interest in their segment—competition from offshore packaging manufacturers, and paperboard supply—came up in the conversations.
Colbert Packaging has found sustainable business in the pharmaceutical arena through a strong track record of earning certified supplier status with multiple Fortune 500 companies. This achievement has opened doors for the converter to work with similar customers that perform rigorous compliance checks on service providers, adds Jennifer Gross, manager, marketing and sales support.
News on printers in the packaging printing industry, including The Association of International Metallizers, Coaters and Laminators (AIMCAL), The Tag and Label Manufacturers Institute (TLMI), Fort Dearborn Company, Clondalkin Pharma and Healthcare North America and Tapp Label.
A new manroland sheetfed 56˝ seven color R900 with InLine Coater was placed in a new building addition that Accord Carton of Alsip, IL, added for the press.