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Durst restructures textile printing segment News People on the Move 

Durst restructures textile printing segment

Durst, the manufacturer of advanced digital printing and production technologies, has restructured its segment for industrial textile printing. The new segment manager, Dr. Stefan Kappaun, has responsibility for the strategic direction in home textiles, clothing and accessories. Dr. Kappaun also will be the connecting link to the Large Format Segment, which takes over soft signage and fabrics in the portfolio.... Read More
The Felix Schoeller Group launches new organizational structure People on the Move 

The Felix Schoeller Group launches new organizational structure

The Felix Schoeller Group started with a reorganization following the steps towards increasing internationalization the company has taken in recent years. With production facilities around the world – in Germany, in North America, in China, in Russia, and in India – the German Osnabrück-based specialty paper manufacturer is with immediate effect delegating more responsibility to the regions. “The Felix Schoeller Group... Read More
PicMonkey announces “Shero” contest winners News People on the Move Photo contests 

PicMonkey announces “Shero” contest winners

PicMonkey, a leading image editing and design platform, announced the top ten and grand prize winners of its “Who’s Your Shero?” contest, which celebrates women entrepreneurs for their accomplishments and positive contributions to their communities. Out of hundreds of nominations, the grand prize was awarded to Hannah Kay Herdlinger, founder of Thread Talk, an online shop offering high-end blankets. A portion... Read More
ShootProof names Rachael Pollard as vice president, People and Culture People on the Move 

ShootProof names Rachael Pollard as vice president, People and Culture

Atlanta’s ShootProof, a leading global provider of online gallery software and services for professional and semi-professional photographers, today announced the hiring of Rachael Pollard as vice president, People and Culture. Pollard brings more than 25 years of HR experience to the role where she will guide talent development, recruiting, and culture amidst rapid growth. “ShootProof’s people and culture drive its... Read More
Former Xaar CEO Doug Edwards joins  EFI as CTO People on the Move 

Former Xaar CEO Doug Edwards joins EFI as CTO

Electronics For Imaging, Inc. named veteran print technology executive Dr. Douglas Edwards as its Chief Technology Officer. Edwards replaces longtime technology leader Ghilad Dziesietnik, who recently retired after nearly 25 years with EFI – the last 14 as CTO. Edwards was CEO of Cambridge, England-based Xaar plc, a leading developer of inkjet print head technologies for industrial printing, and Chairman... Read More
Industry Notes for the week of Jan. 4 People on the Move SDKs and APIs Tips and tricks Updates 

Industry Notes for the week of Jan. 4

Rumours and interesting items from around the internet 500px combines Terms of Service and Contributor Agreement, confusing some users, via PetaPixel Funding For These Startup Sectors Was Way Down In 2019, via Crunchbase Consumers demand honesty, transparency of influencers, study finds, via MediaPost Fujifilm confirms it is not attending Photokina 2020, via PetaPixel Apple introduces specs for photography strobe accessories... Read More
The Michaels Companies appoints Ashley Buchanan as new CEO News People on the Move 

The Michaels Companies appoints Ashley Buchanan as new CEO

The Michaels Companies Inc. announced Ashley Buchanan, an experienced retail executive from Walmart, was named President and Chief Executive Officer Designate and appointed to the Company’s Board of Directors, effective January 6, 2020. He will succeed Mark Cosby as Chief Executive Officer upon completion of a transition period ending April 1, 2020. Cosby will continue to serve as CEO until... Read More
SGIA, NAPCO Media appoint Andy Cvitanov as COO People on the Move 

SGIA, NAPCO Media appoint Andy Cvitanov as COO

SGIA and NAPCO Media announced Andy Cvitanov was appointed Chief Operating Officer. In this new position, Cvitanov will oversee all operations within the newly formed company, including association infrastructure, strategy, audience development, finance, IT, human resources and more. “The combination of SGIA and NAPCO Media has created a unique opportunity in the marketplace, and I’m excited to help achieve its... Read More
Ines Ebersberger is new managing director of United Imaging Group News People on the Move 

Ines Ebersberger is new managing director of United Imaging Group

At its Dec. 5 meeting, the Board of Directors of the United Imaging Group unanimously appointed Ines Ebersberger, the previous authorized signatory and head of the finance, to managing director effective from January 1, 2020. She remains head of the finance department. Ebersberger has been with the company since 2001 and has contributed significantly to the success of the company,... Read More
App updates, rumors, people on the move, etc. for the week of Dec. 13 People on the Move Tips and tricks Updates 

App updates, rumors, people on the move, etc. for the week of Dec. 13

Rumours and interesting items from around the internet Fujifilm UK picks WPR to drive its photo-imaging communications strategy, via PrintWeek. The Birmingham-based agency said the printing industry needs to offer “imaginative and efficient solutions” to encourage people to turn digital images into physical ones. Facetune developer Lightricks to open R-and-D Center in Haifa, via CTech Photo organization app Mylio announces simplified pricing model 6 Tips for Photographing the Holidays, via Blurb Technology trends... Read More
Canon, Sony, Panasonic commit to photokina 2020 support Events News People on the Move 

Canon, Sony, Panasonic commit to photokina 2020 support

A delegation of the City of Cologne, Koelnmesse and the association of the photo industry (PIV)  recently visited Tokyo, Japan. The Mayor of Cologne, Henriette Reker, the President and Chief Executive Officer of Koelnmesse, Gerald Böse, and the Chairman of the PIV, Kai Hillebrandt, were warmly welcomed at a celebratory reception in the German Embassy in Tokyo by Ambassador Ina... Read More
Small world: Shutterfly CEO has connection to former Shutterfly CEO News Opinion People on the Move 

Small world: Shutterfly CEO has connection to former Shutterfly CEO

Newly private photo personalization leader Shutterfly Inc. named a new CEO last week, a move that surprised many industry watchers. Ryan O’Hara had only come on board in June, 2019, succeeding in an orderly manner the departing Christopher North. North’s departure was announced in February, and the company had three months of transition to O’Hara, during which the company announced... Read More
West Canadian DI names Karen Brookman president, CEO People on the Move 

West Canadian DI names Karen Brookman president, CEO

Calgary’s West Canadian Digital Imaging Inc. announced a CEO transition activating the company’s succession plan. Owner and current Chief Executive Officer George Brookman becomes Chairman and Company Ambassador of West Canadian. The company was founded in 1952 and was later acquired by Brookman in 1984. Under his leadership, the company grew from a traditional microfilm and reprographic service provider to... Read More
Industry notes, people on the move, for the week of Nov. 27 People on the Move Tips and tricks Updates 

Industry notes, people on the move, for the week of Nov. 27

Rumours and interesting items from around the internet In defense of Kodak and its “failure” to innovate,  via Techballard DPreview made its choice for holiday photo printing: Printique (formerly AdoramaPix) or MPix. The other contenders were Amazon Photos, Shutterfly and Snapfish. App and software updates Google Photos now prints 4×6 prints to up to more than 7,400 CVS stores and more than 3,500... Read More
Shutterfly names Hilary Schneider to president, CEO News People on the Move 

Shutterfly names Hilary Schneider to president, CEO

Shutterfly, Inc. appointed Hilary Schneider as president and CEO, effective Jan. 15, 2020, succeeding Ryan O’Hara, who had served as president and CEO since June. No reason was provided for O’Hara’s departure; the statement said he moves to a role as an advisor to parent company Apollo supporting “transactions in the technology and media sectors.” The company also appointed Dwayne... Read More
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