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FLEXO Magazine : September 2014
Patrick McCarthy, Todd Blumsack to Lead Xeikon’s N.A. Operations ITASCA, IL—Xeikon NV, an innovator in digital color printing tech- nology, announced the appointment of Patrick McCarthy and Todd Blumsack to lead its North American business operations. In his role as vice president of operations, Patrick McCarthy will lead the service and operations group in North America. In addition, he will also oversee accounting/finance, HR, IT and shipping/logistics functions of the business. McCarthy has been with Xeikon since the early 2000s and has handled a broad array of executive roles and responsibilities during this time. Todd Blumsack will now be the vice president of sales and marketing for Xeikon North America. In this role, Blumsack has been assigned the responsibility to further expand Xeikon’s brand awareness and market share of high end digital color presses in the label and packaging seg- ment, as well as the document and commercial printing segment. A 25 year veteran of the printing industry, Blumsack has been with Xeikon since 2008. Previously, he spearheaded the marketing efforts for the retail and bulk business units as director of marketing for Weyerhaeuser Company and built sales and marketing programs as director of marketing, commercial printing for Eastman Kodak Company. Nilpeter’s Expanded Gamut Event Draws Packed House CINCINNATI, OH—One hundred industry professionals gathered at Nilpeter’s Technology Center in Cin- cinnati, OH on July 31 for an in depth overview of expanded gamut. Guests shared the journey Nilpeter and its partners have taken to bring this tech- nology to narrow web converters— starting with development of a press The FB-3 offers the highest level of automation in its class. With total job save capabilities and automated plate cylinder positioning, the FB-3 can recall all operating parameters of previous production runs. This is a perfect fit for the expanded gamut fixed color set process. The primary seven colors stay in the press to build spot color and process graphics, reducing washups, makeready and downtime. Chris Baldwin, Nilpeter’s Technology Center manager in the U.S., commented, “I was very pleased with the overwhelming turnout we had at our Expanded Gamut Printing seminar. Our partners gave very in depth presentations and our guests walked away with the knowl- edge to help them further explore the world of expanded gamut.” 18 FLEXO | SEPTEMBER 2014 PRESSING ISSUES