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* Ashland -- Dublin, OH, USA -- Ashland has added Chris Buckman, appointing him to the role of account manager. In this new position, Buckman will cover the upper Midwest region. Most recently with acpo, Buckman has over 20 years of sales experience in both the narrow web label and flexible packaging industries and is a graduate of the University of Cincinnati.

* AVT -- Hod-Hasharon, Israel -- Charles Lissenburg has been named AVT's new general manager of EMEA. The newest senior-level executive says, "I look forward to being part of a team that has set the bar in worldwide print inspection."

* Graymills -- Broadview, IL, USA -- Graymills has announced the appointment of Bernie Santerre (1) as manager, outside sales and business development. In this role, Santerre will be responsible for domestic and international external sales. Santerre joins Graymills from Nidec Motor Corporation in Elk Grove Village, IL, USA, where he served as strategic account manager and was responsible for an OEM customer base in multiple global markets.

* IIMAK -- Amherst, NY, USA -- IIMAK has announced the appointment of chemist Kevin Cong (2) as director of research and development. In his new role, Cong will be responsible for setting, guiding and executing the company's global product development strategies for IIMAK's thermal transfer ribbons (TTR) and fluid inks.

* INX International Ink Co.--Schaumburg, IL, USA -- Shane Bertsch (3) has been named the new vice president of strategic planning and innovation for INX International Ink Co. Bertsch joins INX after spending the last 13 years at HAV1, a global supply chain and packaging service provider for foodservice brands.

* Kernow North America -- Pittsford, NY, USA -- Kernow North America has appointed John Parsons to national sales manager. Parsons brings a wealth of knowledge and extensive sales development expertise to the new role, having worked for 13 years in the digital print segment and over 30 years in the printing industry as a whole.

* K Laser--Sarasota, FL, USA -- Richard Jackson has joined the K Laser sales team as the director of sales -- USA and Canada. Jackson will oversee all sales and growth within the US and Canada market and work closely with K Laser sales managers Ted Chambers and...

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