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New Hires and Promotions: EFI, IKONICS, MagnaColours, Unifi

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Todd Zimmerman
Todd Zimmerman

Todd Zimmerman, a long-time graphic arts executive with experience growing advanced technology initiatives in print, joins Electronics For Imaging Inc. as its new vice president and general manager of display graphics.

He comes to EFI from Fujifilm USA, where he spent 15 years in various executive roles, most recently as division president and corporate VP of Fujifilm Global Graphic Systems. Before joining Fujifilm, he worked in sales with Kodak Polychrome Graphics.

Scott Schinlever, chief operating officer, EFI Inkjet, says, “His experience and management style are significant assets to accelerate an EFI display graphics portfolio that offers best-in-class technologies today and will deliver breakthrough technologies in the near future.”

Zimmerman will be based in Londonderry, New Hampshire, home to EFI’s Display Graphics Customer Experience Center for the Americas.

Laura Mann
Laura Mann

IKONICS Corporation, a Duluth, Minnesota-based imaging technology company, hires a new graphic designer, Laura Mann. IKONICS says Mann has proven to be a valuable addition to the team, enduring all challenges of working from home and learning about the company virtually.

She oversees six corporate websites and multiple eCommerce sites, as well as creates and coordinates all branding materials to support the different divisions of IKONICS. She also assists in various digital marketing efforts and has increased focus on digital marketing strategies like search engine optimization, social media, email targeting, and professional video marketing.

“Laura puts in a tremendous effort into her work. Not only does she produce outstanding art for company branding, but the amount of quality work she completes in a given amount of time is astonishing,” says Mikaela Hernesman, IKONICS marketing manager.

Mark TaylorMagnaColours announces the appointment of Mark Taylor as regional sales manager. Bringing with him 32 years of experience in the printing inks industry, Taylor has driven sales growth and expansion in various roles at Sericol, Wilflex, Union Ink, and Rutland.

Taylor has worked in domestic and international sales positions, playing a role in the launch of silicone, plastisol, and specialty inks throughout his career.

Helen Parry, managing director at MagnaColours, says, “I’m thrilled to have Mark on board at Magna, who brings with him a vast amount of industry experience that will be invaluable in helping to drive our business forward, expand our customer base, and explore new opportunities for our growing product range.”

Unifi Inc., a manufacturer of recycled and synthetic yarns, announces two additions to its leadership team. James Cooper Jr. joins Unifi as the company’s sustainability manager, and Sara Porter is named brand sales manager of global business development, nonwovens, films, and rigid packaging.

James Cooper
James Cooper

Cooper brings more than 10 years of sustainability experience to the table, helping Unifi further its sustainability and environmental goals through its first formal sustainability strategy. He previously served as sustainability manager for Global Brands Group and holds a Master of Science in engineering and a Master of Arts in sustainability.

Sara Porter
Sara Porter

Porter brings more than 20 years of experience in the hygiene and packaging industries. She works with brands on REPREVE and premium value-added products within the personal care and packaging industries. In her previous roles, she grew markets for companies and customers in global markets, converting projects from concept to commercialization.

“We’re thrilled to have James and Sara as part of our team,” says Jay Hertwig, senior vice president of commercialization at Unifi. “They will ensure Unifi’s continued growth and future success as we expand our product portfolio while taking our sustainability targets and goals to the next level. We’re working today for the good of tomorrow, and these new hires are a key part of that mission.”

Alexandria Bruce

Alexandria Bruce is the editor of the GRAPHICS PRO Daily, covering news and guidance in apparel decoration, awards and engraving, and sign and digital printing.

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