Agfa Graphics has strengthened its sales manage- ment team across the US. Dennis Ouellette is Agfa's new regional director of Corporate Accounts leading a team of sales executives who focus on the large, national graphic communications firms. Tony Petchar has been named regional director for the Western US region. Jack Baraczek continues as regional director for the Eastern Region. Peter Wilkens continues to head the sales and marketing organization for Agfa.
vendor news NEWS update EFI to Acquire Raster Printers EFI has agreed to acquire the remaining interest in Raster shop news Printers it does not currently own for approximately $3 million in net cash proceeds plus an additional ARC Acquires Firm in United Kingdom cash earn out amount that is contingent upon achieving certain performance targets. The transaction, which is expected to close in the fourth quarter of 2008, is expected to be immaterial to EFI’s revenues and earnings in Q4 2008. Following the close of the transaction, Raster Printers’ products American Reprographics Company (ARC) has will be marketed under the EFI Rastek brand name. Raster cur- acquired the assets of The Reprographics Warehouse rently operates with a staff of approximately 20 employees out of Ltd., a provider of document management, document its headquarters in San Jose, CA. reproduction, and related services to the architectural, “The acquisition of Raster will allow us to expand our product engineering, and construction industry in England. line and offer a variety of price-point products, significantly The Reprographics Warehouse Ltd. operates a single increasing our addressable market,” said Fred Rosenzweig, presi- centralized service facility in Central London with dent of EFI. year-end revenues in 2007 of approximately $2.7 mil- “Being part of the EFI group will help us deliver the highest qual- lion (US). Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. ity solutions and provide our customers with a portfolio of new, “This is a fantastic opportunity for us and I am very powerful products to assist in their success and profitability,” said happy to be part of this transaction,” said John Snell, Rak Kumar, president of Raster Printers. managing director of the Reprographics Warehouse. www.efi.com ✦ www.rasterprinters.com “We are extremely excited about this acquisition. Although it is a relatively small firm from an over- Wide Scanners and Systems Acquires all revenue point-of-view, bringing Reprographics GTCO CalComp’s Scanner Division Warehouse into the company is an important step in Wide Scanners and Systems, Inc. has acquired the scanner division establishing our presence in the UK,” said K. “Suri” of GTCO CalComp. “I’m pleased to have the opportunity to con- Suriyakumar, chairman, president, and CEO for ARC. tinue the representation of the GTCO CalComp ScanPlus Series www.e-arc.com brand of wide-format scanners” said Bill Mitchell, vice president of Wide Format Scanners and Systems, Inc. and former GTCO CalComp scanner product manager. GTCO CalComp’s Digitizer Division will continue to serve its cus- tomers without change. Effective immediately, Wide Scanners and people Systems, Inc. will assume all responsibilities for the ScanPlus Series product line including sales, service, and support. Agfa Graphics has strengthened its sales manage- ment team across the US. Dennis Ouellette is Agfa’s Matan Appoints conVerd as Distributor new regional director of Corporate Accounts leading Matan has appointed a team of sales executives who focus on the large, conVerd as a distribu- national graphic communications firms. Tony Petchar
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