May '19

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8 P R I N T W E A R M A Y 2 0 1 9 8 P R I N T W E A R M A Y 2 0 1 9 BUSINESS WATCH INDUSTRY UPDATES SHAWNEE, Kan.—Nazdar Ink Technologies launches InkAnswers, an online Q&A service. With the online system, the company offers direct re- sponses from print experts to customer- submitted questions. Users can submit their requests using what Nazdar refers to as S.A.F.E. information (Substrate, Application, Finishing, End-Use) infor- mation, and the platform features an FAQ section. For more information, visit BÖNNIGHEIM, Germany—The Hohenstein Institute announces its educational platform, Hohenstein e- Academy. The Academy offers access to content from all areas and competencies of the company to anyone interested. The academy features webinars, web- casts, tutorials, and other digital formats that cover subjects ranging from basic textile knowledge to safety and sustain- ability. For more information, visit www. OTTAWA, Ontario—CorelDRAW adds Mac and app functionality to the latest version of its graphic software, CorelDRAW Graphics Suite. The Mac update offers features for those familiar with Mac including menus, windows, and views, fields and labels, and but- tons. With the app update, users can now use the program for on-the-go graphic design. For more information, visit PW PRINTWEAR PEOPLE Kornit Digital (Hong Kong) names Andy Yarrow as president of Kornit Digital's Asia Pacific region. Yarrow comes to the position from Electronics for Imaging (EFI), where he served in multiple sales and management roles in Europe and the Asia Pacific for more than 10 years. Yarrow most recently served as head of Asia-Pacific sales, based in Hong Kong. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Creative Imaging from the University of Huddersfield. In his new role, Yarrow oversees Kornit's operations in the Asia-Pacific region. His responsibilities include accelerating the company's growth across Asia, as well as optimizing the team structure towards customer success and empowerment. As Asia-Pacific president, Kornit says Yarrow will also focus on expanding the company's footprint in the customized design segment and develop the business in the region "by entering new segments such as the brands, private labels, promotional, and other leading screen printers and users of Kornit's upcoming new technologies, such as printing on dark polyester." Penn Emblem (Philadelphia) recognizes long-time employee Amelia Valenzuela as the winner of the Penn Award. Valenzuela serves as shipping manager for Penn Emblem Mexico and has been with the company for nine years. "The prestigious Penn Award is only given to several standout employees a year," says the company. "Valenzuela has experience throughout many departments within the company helping her throughout her successful management career." Boxercraft (Atlanta) names Eric Bradle as vice president of operations. In his new role, Bradle oversees all operations activities for Boxercraft and Russell Athletic by Boxercraft including duties such as production, shipping, and all other warehouse- related functions. Bradle comes to Boxercraft with more than 30 years of operations experience, including a recent stint as vice president of operations for Top of the World and senior director of operations at J. America. Bradle's experience also includes lead- ership positions for the Dallas Cowboys, HMSHost, the Washington Redskins, and Dillard's. OC Sports (Bentonville, Ark.) promotes Brad Reagan to national sales manager. Reagan has more than 15 years of experience in the team sports industry, nine of which have been with Outdoor Cap, the parent company of OC Sports. Reagan first served as a junior national sales manager for hunting and team sports with and Walmart Canada. More recently, he served as the OC Sports stadium sales manager, serving all 160 Minor League Baseball (MiLB) Clubs as well as several wood bat leagues, independent baseball leagues, Minor League Hockey, and Minor League Soccer clubs. "My goal for OC Sports is to foster a convenient buying experience for team dealers, centered around our already stellar reputation," says Reagan. "Customers expect upgraded products, service, and experience, which is exactly what we're bringing to the table. Average just doesn't cut it anymore. Headwear is an iconic piece of any uniform, and we take great pride in designing and producing high-quality caps." Yarrow Valenzuela Bradle Reagan

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