Miller Weldmaster wins product of the year

December 15, 2015

Miller Weldmaster won product of the year at 2015 Specialty Graphic Imaging Association Expo in the Finishing Equipment category for its AES1900. The AES1900 is an all-in-one automated finishing solution. It can accommodate a wide range of product sizes and is capable of producing a variety of seam types. The AES1900 is designed to weld …

IMI Europe announces new ownership and leadership

December 14, 2015

Mike Willis, managing director of IMI Europe for 17 years, will step down from his role and sell a majority share of the company. The transaction will close on Dec. 31, 2015. He will become chairman with an advisory role in the company and retain a minority stake in IMI Europe. Dr. Tim Phillips will …

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Tapping into innovation

Innovation doesn’t always come easily, but creating a culture that fosters creativity can improve the process (and results) of continuous improvement. Every company knows that innovation is vital, but knowing how to innovate is a different matter. Why are some companies able to launch one new idea or product after the next while others stagnate? …

TSG Finishing announces new director of operations

December 11, 2015

TSG Finishing hired Charles Gossett as its new director of operations. Gossett will replace Michael Goldman, who is redirecting his efforts to new business development for TSG. Gossett will be a member of TSG’s management team responsible for corporate decisions and strategies. Prior to TSG, Gossett worked in the fiber optic, fiberglass and chemical industries. …

Seaman promotes John Crum to CEO

December 10, 2015

Wooster, Ohio-based Seaman Corp. announced in a Dec. 10 press release the promotion of John Crum from president and chief operating officer to president and CEO effective Dec. 9, 2015. After 35 years as president and CEO, the last five as CEO and chairman of the company’s board of directors, Richard Seaman is retiring as …

Mosaica Group partnerships to provide dye-sublimation solutions

The Mosaica Group has partnerships with Epson, Klieverik, Geo Knight and others to provide a complete line of dye-sublimation solutions from printers, inks, transfer papers, heat presses, fabric and other specialty substrates. The EPSON SureColor® F-Series provides dye-sublimation printer choices for different needs. The Epson SureColor® F6200 dye-sublimation printer can add more revenue items like …

In memoriam: Duane Wood

December 9, 2015

Duane Digger Douglas Wood, former vice president of Coastal Canvas, died at his home under the care of hospice on Dec. 5 at the age of 69. Wood worked at Coastal Canvas Company for 39 years. He was an active member in the Industrial Fabrics Association International and a past president of Zone 4— Virginia …

Gerber Technology announces advancements at ideation2015

Gerber Technology announced advances to its YuniquePLM In The Cloud, and AccuMark 10.1, and enhancements to its AccuMark 3D, and key processes including virtual sample management and a pilot of Internet of Things (IoT) management dashboard. Gerber’s subscription based YuniquePLM In The Cloud provides benefits of the company’s V6.1 software, including the ability to generate …

Xtreme Seal partners with Topfab

December 8, 2015

Wisconsin-based Xtreme Seal LLC, manufacturer of edge seal products for custom covers, announced a new distributor partnership with Topfab Ltd. Topfab will represent Xtreme Seal’s black, white and Pro Seal products with the intent of representing more products in the future. Topfab is a New Zealand-based distributor of outdoor fabrics and marine accessories. Xtreme Seal …

Mutoh America Inc. names Ryan Arakaki MarCom and promotions administrator

Mutoh America Inc., a manufacturer of wide-format printers and cutters, hired Ryan Arakaki as MarCom and promotions administrator. He will report to David Conrad, director of sales and marketing. Arakaki’s main responsibilities will be dealer support, social media, video production, event coordination and website maintenance. He will also work with industry partners one-on-one to support …