April '19

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8 P R I N T W E A R A P R I L 2 0 1 9 8 P R I N T W E A R A P R I L 2 0 1 9 BUSINESS WATCH SALT LAKE CITY—Onyx Graph- ics marks its 30th anniversary. The company's origins date back to 1989 when it released its first ver- sion of wide-format specific RIP software. "We're incredibly proud of our heritage and entrepreneur- ial spirit as the first commercial wide- and grand-format print software company," says Kevin Murphy, CEO of Onyx Graphics. Since the late 1980s, the Utah-based company has grown its reputation as a worldwide brand with customers in countries like Brazil, China, and England. Onyx's product offerings have grown as well, including business intelligence tools, RIP and print workflow solu- tions, and color engines for improved color output. "In 1989, the teams at Onyx Graph- ics united in a vision to provide fast, efficient print solutions with outstanding color, which has always been at the company's core," the company says. "Since then, ONYX solutions have become the industry standard for entire print environments, known for outstanding color, automated workflows, and superior output that can be proven to print buyers." The company says it plans to maintain a focus on "operational excel- lence, safety, and environmental sustainability, with an integrated ap- proach to supply chain, R&D, and procurement." INDUSTRY UPDATES DANVERS, Mass.—Inkcups releases an updated website. With the new website, users can browse different technology options with the platform's technology selector feature. The new site also boasts a handful of new ed- ucational resources for printers under the banner "The Learning Center," which features videos, brochures, FAQs, and other tools for producers to navigate the industry. To see the new website, visit LOS ANGELES—BELLA+CANVAS launches an online education course entitled Fashion Apparel Masterclass (FAM). The course intends to ad- dress challenges specific to the promotional products industry and provide solutions for businesses to sell more premium apparel and increase their margins and sales. The course features 12 interactive video lessons, downloadable resources, a community hub, and quizzes. For more infor- mation, visit MENTOR, Ohio—Transfer Express now offers same-day shipping for customers in the Western U.S. Through the new shipping arrangement, customers can order as late as 11 a.m. PST and receive same-day ship- ping. Orders for the service require a five-piece minimum, and customers can order via phone, fax, or through the company's online portal. Phone services are available Monday thru Friday 8 a.m.–7 p.m. EST. PRINTWEAR PEOPLE Atlantic Coast Cotton (ACC) (Gainesville, Ga.) names Cindy Labossiere-Auguste as the company's new director of sales. Labossiere-Auguste reports directly to Mitch Gittler, president of ACC. Labossiere-Auguste comes to the role with more than 15 years of sales, account management, training, and new account ac- quisition experience. "I am really excited to be part of a dynamic organization and look forward to contribut- ing to the success of ACC," says Labossiere-Auguste. As director of sales, Labossiere-Auguste is responsible for the company's sales efforts including working with buying groups and acquiring new accounts. PolyOne Corporation (Cleveland) names Walter Rip- ple as vice president of sustainability. The company also announces that it has joined the Alliance to End Plastic Waste as a founding member. In the newly-created role, Ripple is responsible for leading initiatives that help the company's customers and PolyOne achieve sustainability and performance goals. PolyOne honed its focus on sustainability in 2018 with four primary categories: People, Products, Planet, and Performance. With Ripple's appointment, the company expects invest- ments and engagement in these areas to grow. Ripple comes to the position with 27 years of experience, including a career with PolyOne that dates back to 2008. Ripple joined the corporation through the acquisition of GLS, a global business he led and grew. Since joining PolyOne, Ripple's positions have included roles such as engineered materials portfolio responsibilities. He holds a Bachelor's in Chemistry from Texas A&M University and an Executive MBA from the University of Michi- gan's Ross School of Business. SanMar Corporation (Issaquah, Wash.) an- nounces additions and updates to its brand management leadership team. The company names Janine Oates as the team's design director and Teak Hernandez as director for San- Mar's athletic brands. Additionally, SanMar promotes Rob Crowley to senior director of basic brands. Oates comes to the role with a background within the product creation process including design, technical design, and development. As design director, Oates oversees SanMar's creative product team helping to "in- spire and shape the future" of the company's product roadmap, SanMar says. Hernandez works with the merchandising team to drive the vision for SanMar's athletic brands including Sport-Tek, OGIO, and New Era. In his new role, Crowley, a part of SanMar since 2010, is responsible for creating strategic visions for the company's industry brand partners and in-house brands, including Port & Company and District. PW Labossiere- Auguste Ripple Hernandez Crowley Oates Onyx Graphics Celebrates 30th Anniversary

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