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June 25, 2018

Vol. 20 No. 13

Market News


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Flexo Market Sees Upward Movement by Greg Kishbaugh

Mark Andy Acquires Brandtjen & Kluge Mark Andy has acquired Brandtjen & Kluge, Inc., a U.S. manufacturer of finishing equipment for foil stamp- ing, die cutting, folding and gluing, and UV coating. The acquisition builds on the Mark Andy corporate vision of dri- ving profitability in pressrooms worldwide through a strategy to be the Total Solutions Partner. Kluge reportedly provides customers a full life cycle solution for off line finishing. Based in St. Croix Falls, Wisconsin, Kluge equipment includes foil stamping, embossing, UV coating, and die-cutting presses. CCL Purchases Treofan Business Italian investor M&C, owner of Tre- ofan Holdings GmbH, has completed the sale of Treofan Group’s Americas business to Canadian label manufac- turer CCL Industries. All required regulator y approvals have been granted in the U.S. and in Mexico.

AA s the flexo market continues to evolve and expand, a num- ber of trends will help to shape the industry in the future, according to a new report from Smithers Pira, entitled The Fu- ture of Flexographic Printing Markets to 2023. According to the report, the flexographic printing market was valued at $164 billion in 2017.This is forecast to grow 2.3 percent annu- ally, rising to a value of $187 billion by 2023.

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For many market sectors, flexographic print has long been the print process of choice, and with the global print market- place changing rapidly with new consumer and retail demands — such as greater variation and shorter run lengths — it re- mains poised to remain strong in the future. As the market changes, the report argues, so must f lexo

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Flexographic Printer Launches In Florida

A new flexo converter, Catapult, has launched in Orlando, Florida.The Catapult team will specialize in three specific areas: self-adhesive, narrow web film and linerless labeling. The company is led by founder and CEO Mark Cook, who recently was a partner in a $37 million in- ternational packaging design agency. Cook previously worked with his label printing em- ployer in the UK, where he learned about the indus- try from the print floor up. From initially packing boxes to mastering a wide range of machinery, he moved into sales. He later was a director and share- holder role at Paragon Print and Packaging. Cook was also reportedly instrumental in the rapid growth of Equator, a packaging design agency that spans the U.S., UK and European markets. Catapult has invested in a host of technologies in- cluding Esko’s XPS Crystal CDI, Hamillroad Soft- ware’s Bellissima Digitally Modulated Screening (DMS) as well as photopolymer plate technology from MacDermid.Two of the latest FA Nilpeter press- es, as well as GTT anilox from Apex, are also housed in the 56,000-square-foot Florida site.


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Graphic Packaging Acquires PFP Assets

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Graphic Packaging International, Atlanta, Georgia, has agreed to acquire substantially all the assets of PFP, LLC, and its related entity PFP Dallas Converting, LLC. PFP is an independent converter focused on the production of paperboard-based air filter frames, and operates two manufacturing facilities in Lebanon, Tennessee, and Lancaster,Texas.

FLAG Signs On 75th Converter Member

FLAG (Flexo Label Advantage Group LLC) has added StarTag & Label, Inc. located in Salem,Virginia, as its 75th converter member. Since the group started in 2010, FLAG has retained more than 90 percent of its members. Label Industry Global Awards Announces Finalists Alex Knott, of the Dow Chemical Company, has been chosen as the recipient of the R. Stanton Avery Pioneer Award for the 2018 Label Industry Global Awards. Judging for the 15th annual awards program took place during the recent FINAT European Label Forum (ELF) in Dublin, Ireland, where the panel of in- ternational judges met to consider entries across four award categories. Sponsored by Avery Dennison, the R. Stanton Avery Pioneer Award honors the contribution an individual has made which has impacted the label and package printing sector, whether their pioneering work has spanned two years or two decades. Knott is a senior scientist in the company and leader of a global team that has pioneered the latest innovations in pressure-sensitive silicone release liner coating technology, including the introduction of Dow’s Flat Release Systems. During the same meeting, the judging panel an- nounced the finalists of the three other categories, which are: • The Award for Innovation (for companies with more than 300 employees), sponsored by Flint Group Narrow Web:Esko; Fujifilm North America Corpora- tion, Graphic Systems Division; Paper Converting Ma- chine Company; and Rotometrics. • The Award for Innovation (for companies with up to 300 employees), sponsored by Flint Group Narrow Web: Dienes Corporation; Eaglewood Technologies; Hamillroad Software; MGI; and Phoseon Technology. The Award for Sustainability: Avery Dennison; Sign- ode India Ltd.; and UPM Specialty Papers.

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Flexo Report ( Cont’d from Page 1)


converters, adapting to new technologies and meeting the challenges of a changing competitive landscape. “The flexographic process has often been reliant on skilled operator engagement to deliver quality re- sults,” the report stated.“New advances, however, see the emergence of collaboration between OEMs at every stage of the flexographic process.” Automation has led to improvements in process, makeready, plate preparation, workflow and a num- ber of other areas. For any flexo converter to remain competitive, and for the industry to remain on the cutting edge, printers must look at all areas of their businesses, from the front office to shipping, to take full advantage of the avenues that can be opened through today’s advances in technology. Skill Shortages The increased demand for skilled labor is not unique to the flexo printing industry, but how the in- dustry meets this challenge could very well deter- mine its future course. “Increased automation also helps address the problem of skilled labor — especially in developed regions,” said the report. “The flexographic industry as a whole has been slow to react to this problem as skilled press operators retire from the workforce and it has been dif ficult to attract and retain younger talent.” The report suggests that one of the ways in which the industry is able to combat this challenge is through the advances in technology mentioned earli- er. New flexo presses are so much better designed than those in the past, so much more intuitive and operator-friendly, that operators carry much less of the burden for producing quality product. “OEMs are in fact leading the way for the flexo- graphic industry,” said the report, “by evolving process and print production to automate many of the key flexographic functional requirements.The re- sult has created far more intelligent and automated workflows and production with less emphasis on op- erator interaction and knowledge.While the initiative may reduce the volume of personnel required, it will certainly stem the major problem facing the industry overall.” Digital Acceptance “The continued emergence of digital print into some of flexographic’s traditional core markets is dri- ven by trends in lower volumes and personalization options,” said the report. “As digital technology con-

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Corrugated Packaging Market Size To Cross $294.3 Billion The global corrugated packaging market is projected to reach $294.3 billion by 2023, according to the mar- ket research report published by P&S Market Research. The market growth is reportedly driven by the increas- ing demand of cost-effective and environment-friendly packaging materials from various end use industries. On the basis of application, the corrugated packag- ing market is categorized into processed food, per- sonal and household care, beverages, electrical and electronics goods, chemicals, glassware and ceramics, fresh food and produce, paper products, tobacco, and wood and timber products, textiles, direct mail and dispatch, transport, and others. Others include footwear and furniture. The market expected to witness the fastest growth is personal and household care application, witness- ing a Compound Annual Growth Rate of 4.3 percent during the forecast period. The demand for personal and household care has seen immense growth over the past few years owing to high demand for cosmet- ics and personal care products.This, according to the report, is driving the use of corrugated packaging widely in cosmetics, personal care product, and home furnishing packaging. The corrugated packaging market in Asia-Pacific (APAC) is expected to register a CAGR of 5.0 percent during the forecast period.The market growth in the region is mainly driven by the growing demand for packaging materials from the processed food indus- try of countries such as China and India. China is the largest market for corrugated packing in the region. The high industrial production in China is one of the leading factors for the growth of the corrugated packaging market in the country while Japan is the second largest market. The Japanese economy is largely based on export, as the country is one of the leading exporters of consumer electronics and auto- motive parts in APAC. Corrugated packaging is one of the most popular packaging materials for internation- al trade, owing to its suitability and lower cost, as compared to its counterparts, stated the report. Additionally, the boom in the processed food indus- try is expected to contribute to the corrugated pack- aging market growth.The packaging of processed food requires secure and flexible packaging solutions, to en- sure product safety and convenience. The increasing demand for easy-to-use, convenient, and lightweight packaging materials, innovative paperboard packaging solutions are being developed by packaging manufac- turers to tap the growing demand from the processed food industry, thus fueling the market growth.



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vironmental impact is creating new opportunities for sustainable packaging material producers. “Pressure from governments and consumers is forc- ing companies to better track the environmental im- pact of their packaging,” said Mayu Teeven, Associate Analyst of FMCG at GlobalData. “However, concerns remain over cost, barrier properties and product safe- ty, product functionality, and scalability that must be addressed for sustainable materials to increase their market share.” Sustainable Packaging According to the report, even as media coverage of sustainable packaging becoming widespread and governments continue to create strong pressure to swap to more sustainable materials, breaking the es- tablished habits of consumers will be difficult. “The biggest challenge for producers is to convince consumers that these sustainable packaging materials are worth the cost,” said Teeven. “Although there are long-term savings to be made by manufacturers mov- ing to more sustainable materials, in the short term prices will likely need to increase to cover the re- search and development costs of developing new materials and upgrading machinery in factories to work with the new packs.”

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Treofan America Inc., the sales company based in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, as well as the pro- duction company in Zacapu, Mexico, which is held via Trespaphan Mexico Holdings GmbH, will trans- fer into CCL Industries’ ownership on closing date July 2. Both companies will subsequently trade under the brand name Innovia. A total of approximately 300 people are employed at the two sites. GlobalData Urges Converters To Educate Consumers Many companies across the globe are scrambling to develop sustainable packaging materials to reduce environmental impact. However, developing new packaging materials is a time-consuming and expen- sive process, and companies need to build flexibility into their supply chain and regularly update con- sumers on their progress to remain in the competi- tion, says data and analytics company GlobalData. GlobalData’s report, Innovation Scenarios in Sus- tainable Packaging Materials , reveals that two- thirds of consumers worldwide think that living an ethical or sustainable lifestyle is important to creat- ing a feeling of wellbeing.This increased focus on en-

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Olympus Grows With Nilpeter FA-4* Flexo Presses Olympus Print Group, UK specialists in self-adhe- sive labels and large format digital print, has in-

end label features and value-added embellishments.The result has been impressive both for customers and staff – and we couldn’t be happier. Since adding the three FA-4* presses we have doubled our capacities in foiling and embossing, and increased our screen-printing ca- pacity. The new presses offer technical compatibility, and the ease-of-use provides a soft learning curve for printers and new apprentices,” said Adrian Brown, Man- aging Director at Olympus Print Group. Xeikon Café Heads To Australia, New Zealand Xeikon is taking its Xeikon Café program on the road in Australia and New Zealand. Three dates have been announced for Sydney, Melbourne and Auck- land and they will continue Xeikon’s Learn. Connect. Discover. theme. The roadshow will bring together digital print and packaging experts focusing on topics such as con- ventional vs digital, where to implement digital and how to sell digital.The three one-day events will take place in: Sydney — June 18; Melbourne — June 20; and Auckland — June 22.

Olympus Print Group in Pudsey, England, has added three Nilpeter flexo presses to its operation.

creased capacity and market share in wine and beverage and high-end labels with the acquisition of three Nilpeter FA-4* flexo presses over the course of the last 18 months. “The expansion and acquisition of three new presses was largely customer-driven; new work came our way, orders were up, and we saw more requests for high-

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Flexo Report ( Cont’d from Page 5)

more need for product ranges and clear shelf differ- entiation for products,” said the report. “Consumer habits are also evolving with more focus on conve- nience and portion control.” Perhaps the largest determination in the growth of the flexo industry, as well as individual converters, will be in regards to how aggressively printers con- tinue to address the needs of sustainability. Con- sumers’ sustainability demands are only going to increase going foward and converters must be posed to offer viable and immediate solutions. Airport Printing Service Adds Presstek Dimension Pro2 Airport Printing Service, an El Paso, Texas-based company producing high-volume printed pieces, such as magazines, catalogs, posters, and presentation folders, recently upgraded to the Presstek Dimension Pro2 CTP with Anthem Elite plates, and Xitron’s pro- ductivity software, Sierra Adobe Workflow. Airport Printing expanded its offering and launched Rivet, a direct mail and digital marketing company.

tinues to evolve, the competitive volumes are con- stantly being challenged. Although flexographic re- mains a tried and trusted process for a wide range of materials, digital developments will see their range widen also.” Naturally, hybrid technology will also play a huge role in the industry’s future as converters discover in- novative ways in which to incorporate both flexo and digital into their facilities and ultimately their product offerings. Market Changes Some traditional markets for flexographic produc- tion are in decline, such as newspapers, but the re- port shows flexo’s market share continuing to climb in the coming years, still outpacing newer technolo- gies such as digital. The packaging segment remains an enormous source of flexo’s market strength and the ways the industry meets changing consumer demands will drive the degrees in which converters will continue to grow. “Product variety continues to grow globally with

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Anderson & Vreeland Canada To Provide Line Of Tesa Tape The full line of tesa tape inc’s specialized products for flexographic printing is now available through Anderson & Vreeland Canada. This provides flexo- graphic printers across Canada rapid access to all of tesa’s mounting and splicing tapes. Under the agreement, tesa’s lines of purpose-specif- ic tapes will be stocked in Anderson & Vreeland’s Canadian warehouses, facilitating prompt delivery to flexo shops throughout Canada. This significantly shortens the supply chain for Canadian shops and en- hances tesa’s presence in the Canadian market. Simi- larly, flexo shops doing business in both nations have full access to tesa’s mounting and splicing solutions from tesa, regardless of their location. Drupa Prize 2018 Awarded For Thesis For her doctoral thesis, Dr. Lisa Handel was awarded the drupa Prize 2018. In her doctoral thesis, written at the Philosophical Faculty of the Heinrich Heine University in Düsseldorf, Germany, the cultural and media scientist stimulates a new way of thinking, es- pecially in view of the increasing computerization and digitization of all areas of life. The 6,000 Euro prize was presented by Claus Bolza- Schünemann, Chairman of the Board at Koenig & Bauer AG and Chairman of the drupa committee; Hans Werner Reinhard, Management Board of Messe Düsseldorf; Prof. Dr. Andrea von Hülsen-Esch, Vice- Rector for International Affairs at Heinrich-Heine Uni- versity Düsseldorf; Prof. Dr. Ulrich Rosar, Dean of the Faculty of Philosophy at Heinrich-Heine University Düsseldorf; and Prof. Dr. Reinhold Görling, Cultural and Media Science Institute, Faculty of Philosophy at Heinrich-Heine University Düsseldorf. Flint Group Installs Nyloflex System In China Flint Group Flexographic installed its first nyloflex Xpress Thermal Processing System in China, at KECAI (Beijing) Technology Co. Ltd. The nyloflex Xpress Thermal Processor reportedly incorporates the speed of thermal plate making with advanced plate and print quality and offers a smart design with an en- hanced user interface. KECAI is a newly established trade shop, which pro- vides processed flexo plates for advanced packaging printing, not limited to printing applications of labels, flexible packaging, folding carton and paper cups.


Adheso-Graphics, Inc.

AGI manufactures, distributes and converts current tech- nology flexo mounting tapes and backing systems for cor- rugated plate mounting. Flexstik hard vinyl, FlexSoft, bi.esse brand, Gold Series Thin tapes for sleeve and Narrow web plate mounting. Specialty tapes that cover the vast thickness range re- quirements and specific adhesion systems for all flexo mounting requirements. We provide technical service and problem solving services for unique customers & applications.

Anderson & Vreeland, Inc.

A&V manufactures a complete line of photopolymer plate processing systems and is a leading distributor of flexo- graphic platemaking materials. A&V also sells digital imag- ing systems and software specifically designed for flexography.

ARC International

ARC International is a world leader in the manufacturing of roller products for flexography. The latest nanotechnolo- gy laser engraving in our Charlotte and Las Vegas manu- facturing facilities ensures superior quality and consistency in anilox rollers.

Comexi Group Industries S.A.U.

The Comexi Group is a leading supplier of quality flexographic C.I. presses for the flexible packaging indus- try worldwide. We also provide solventless laminators, slitter/rewinders and related peripheral equipment such as automatic wash-up systems, solvent recovery sys- tems, automatic roll unloaders, and plate cylinder/sleeve storage systems. DuPont Packaging Graphics is the world’s leading suppli- er of flexographic printing systems in digital and conven- tional formats; including Cyrel® brand photopolymer plates, Cyrel® FAST processing equipment, Cyrel® round sleeves, mounting and finishing products. For more than 35 years, beginning with Cyrel®, the first photopolymer printing plate, through to today’s digital workflow revolution, DuPont has been driving innovation in the Flexo and package printing industries. The Digital Cyrel® FAST imaging system has been broad- ly recognized for its efficiency, productivity, print perfor- mance, and environmental benefits. DuPont Packaging Graphics

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Sandon Global Expands With Flexo Factor Partnership With the goal of developing its worldwide export markets, including the United States, UK-based San- don Global has formed a partnership with The Flexo Factor, a North Carolina-based supplier of a wide range of flexographic converting equipment. Both The Flexo Factor and Sandon Global were on hand at the 2018 FTA Forum and INFOFLEX exhibi- tion, where they discussed their new partnership, and the benefits that Sandon Global technology brings to the U.S. market. The Flexo Factor serves all flexographic markets, in- cluding narrow web labels and tags, wide web, corru- gated, as well as the tissue segment throughout North and South America. Harper Partners With Worldwide Agents Harper Corporation of America has announced new partnerships with distributors throughout the world who have become official Harper representatives. New agents include the following companies:


Eaglewood Technologies, LLC

Eaglewood Technologies provides the award-winning Sitex- co Laser Systems, Sanilox ™ Systems and Sani-Blast ™ Mobile Service. Sitexco Laser Systems are the latest technology in anilox roll cleaning and are perfect for packaging and label printers. Sanilox ™ Systems are the global standard of reli- able, environmentally safe anilox roll cleaning. Sani-Blast ™ cleaning service has been cleaning rolls for over 20 years and offer several cleaning options to minimize downtime. Flint Group Flexographic Products develops, manufactur- ers and markets an extensive portfolio of printing consum- ables, including: nyloflex ® photopolymer printing plates and processing equipment, and dayCorr ® die-cutting blankets and anvil covers. With a strong customer focus, unmatched service and support, and superior products, Flint Group strives to provide exceptional value, consistent quality and continuous innovation to customers around the world. Flint Group

Harper Corporation of America

We’ve made ceramic anilox rolls longer than anyone in the world and pride ourselves on being the best in the world. Whether wide web, narrow web, newspaper, or cor- rugated markets, Harper continuously strives to bring new flexographic products and services to the printing industry that will improve the quality of your graphics.

• Adesigner, India — India • Aldus-Tronics —Australia • All Print Co. Ltd.—Thailand

• Brasal S.A. de C.V.— El Salvador • Canflexographics Ltd.— Canada • Chemisolutions S.A.S.— Colombia

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• Cross-Link Pacific — Japan • Davis Graphics S.A.— Chile

Used equipment for flexible packaging, folding carton, paper, film, foil and non-woven industries. Professional, knowledgeable service for more than 30 years.

• Digimex Sistems, C.A.—Venezuela • Disinsa S.R.L.— Dominican Republic • Eurotex CIA Ltda — Ecuador • Grafsol International S.A.C.— Peru • Omni Tech International S.R.L.— Peru

KBA-Flexotecnica – Get the Edge

Flexotecnica’s patented Safe Sleeve Change ® system and Speedy Clean ® auto washup system are designed to give converters a competitive edge through Flexotecnica’s commitment to research and development. Sales, service and support for Flexotecnica presses is provided by KBA North America, Inc. in Dallas, Texas with U.S. resident technicians, an extensive spare parts inventory and an ex- perienced, dedicated service staff. Mark Andy, Inc. is a leading global manufacturer of nar- row and mid-web printing and converting equipment. The company has a rich history of delivering solutions to in- crease productivity and profitability for the label and pack- aging markets. The company supplies leading global brands including Comco printing/converting machinery, Mark Andy printing/converting machinery and UVTechnolo- gy curing systems and replacement parts. Mark Andy, Inc. is headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri, with sales and dis- tribution offices in France, Switzerland, and the UK. Mark Andy, Inc.

• Phoenix Technologies — United Arab Emirates • Print & Converting Technology — Germany • PTC Graphic Systems — Brazil • Quimica Basil Ratcliffe S.A.—Argentina • Steelserv Comercio ImpY Exp LTDA — Brazil • TRI, S.A.— Guatemala • UZE Ambalaj Ve Tic A. Ş .—Turkey • Zolplastic, S.A. de C.V.— Mexico Pregis Invests $6 Million In W&H Technology Pregis LLC has invested approximately $6 million in its Pregis Films facility located in Grand Rapids, Michigan, for a second multilayer Windmoeller & Hoelscher blown film line.

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Repacorp Purchases Hooven-Dayton Assets, IP Repacorp, Inc., a label manufacturer with headquar- ters in Tipp City, Ohio, has acquired Hooven-Dayton Corp.’s assets and intellectual property.The asset pur- chase terms have not been disclosed. Some equip- ment will be incorporated into Repacorp’s three facilities located in Ohio,Wisconsin and Arizona.The rest of the equipment will be auctioned on July 11, 2018. The Branford Group, an industrial auction company, with Joseph Finn Co & North East Printing Machin- ery, will conduct an online auction for the remaining assets formerly owned by Hooven-Dayton Corp. Established in 1974, Repacorp started as a firm rep- resenting printing corporations, thus the name “Rep- A-Corp.” Rick Heinl joined Repacorp in 1978 and became sole owner in 1990 and purchased his first press, becoming a manufacturer in 1993. Anti-Counterfeit Packaging Market To Be $350 Billion The global anti-counterfeit packaging technologies market is set to reach more than $350 billion by 2026, according to a report published by Credence Research. The report acknowledges that in 2017, North Amer- ica led the anti-counterfeit packaging technologies market. However, between 2018 and 2026,Asia Pacif- ic is estimated to be the fastest growing region. According to the report, counterfeit product trade is a trillion dollar market, with trade expansion be- tween countries, easy payments and well-established distribution channels just some of the reasons why the number of counterfeits are increasing. Anti-counterfeit packaging technologies can be use- ful in the fight against infringing goods, with the re- port stressing that coding and printing, which currently leads the market, will “maintain its domi- nance over the forecast period”. Alongside the aforementioned technology, holo- grams are a proven technology that “acts as a barrier to counter counterfeit products and its packaging”. The report suggests that the development of holo- grams can conserve revenue, customer loyalty and “marketing investment made by the manufacturer”. In terms of technology, RFID is projected to see the fastest growth. With features such as supply chain tracking, high level of security against dupli- cation and wireless capabilities could see the technology grow.

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Anderson & Vreeland Darin Lyon has been appointed President of Anderson & Vreeland. Formerly Executive Vice President, Lyon has held an executive role at the company since 2003. People & Places

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Colbert Packaging Colbert Packaging Corp., Lake Forest, Illinois, a man-

ufacturer of folding cartons, labels, inserts and paperboard specialty products, has announced that Chief Operating Officer John Lackner will succeed Jim Hamilton as the compa- ny’s President. Hamilton, who is stepping back from the day-to-day operations, has been named Chairman of the Board, a post previously held by Nancy Col- WS Packaging Group WS Packaging Group has named Mark Roy its new Chief Commer- cial Officer. Roy’s 25-year career has spanned private equity owned, publicly traded, and privately held companies. Nilpeter Nilpeter has restructured its part- ner support setup in the Northeast region. Keith Nagle will be taking over sales responsibilities in the Northeast region from Senior Sales Representative Bob Loescher. Nagle has been the Nilpeter Digital Product Manager and Technology Manager for the past two years.

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