Sheridan’s Pennsylvania facility (a CJK Group company) is the site of the first Komori Lithrone GX840P+C, Eight-Unit Perfecting Press to be installed in the world. The latest press in the GLX series from Komori features the most productive and robust automation available. Among its many advanced features are Parallel Makeready*, which dramatically shortens makeready times, Smart Sequence* for non-stop automation, A-APC (Asynchronous Automatic Plate Changing System) for fast plate changes, PDC-SX (Spectral Print Density Control – SX), and Full Unit Ink Mist Filtering—all targeted to increase productivity and reduce costs. One of the most significant process changes is the adoption of energy cured inks. UV inks are instantly cured, eliminating all marking concerns on press and in finishing, thus allowing the press to run at higher speeds. Furthermore, a coater is integrated after the 8th unit, which is capable of applying UV or AQ solutions for superior enhancement and protection.
Effective immediately, Wade Brewer has been promoted to the position of Director of Manufacturing. Mr. Brewer has more than thirty-five years of print industry experience, ten of those with Ennis most recently as a Business Unit Director. He will continue to drive plant operations, as well as promote future growth. Mr. Brewer will report directly to Keith Walters, CEO. He will be responsible for all manufacturing operations. Kevin Johnston and Steve Reifel, the existing Business Unit Directors, will report to him.
Effective February 1, 2021, Tony Orsello will be promoted to the position of Business Unit Director reporting to Wade Brewer. A 30-year printing industry veteran, Mr. Orsello joined the Northstar team back in 1997 as Production Manager, then Plant Manager in 2001, and most recently held the position of General Manager at the Northstar facility in Brooklyn Park, Minnesota since 2009. He will be relocating to the Corporate office in Midlothian, Texas.
Effective February 1, 2021, Henry Schultz will assume the duties as General Manager for the Northstar Brooklyn Park facility replacing Tony Orsello. Mr. Schultz has been with the Northstar Roseville facility since 1996 as the Plant Manager, then most recently as the General Manager for the past 15 years. In addition to the Northstar facility, he also is the General Manager of General Financial Supply and Printgraphics in Nevada, Iowa. Mr. Schultz will drive the daily sales and production activities of Northstar and will report to Mr. Orsello as his Business Unit Director.