Goss International Corp elects Mohit Uberoi as new CEO

Goss International today announced the appointment of Mohit Uberoi as its new President and Chief Executive Officer. Mohit was previously President/Chief Executive Officer at B&W MEGTEC.

Prior to MEGTEC, Mohit worked in research and new business development for W.R. Grace & Co., a diversified industrial conglomerate.  Mohit earned a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, before moving to the United States to pursue his Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Arizona.

“It is our pleasure to announce that Mohit Uberoi has joined Goss as President and Chief Executive Officer, effective immediately,” said Sparsh Bhargava of AIP. “Under Mohit’s leadership we are excited about this next stage in the company’s history. As a long-standing industry professional, Mohit is ideally suited to join Goss as its leader. He has a strong appreciation for the strengths of the company, its employees, customers and products.  With his printing industry background, Mohit has a deep understanding of the many challenges facing the broader industry. He is a transformational leader, with a proven track record of making businesses successful.”

Effingham not affected by Quad/Graphics cuts

Claire Ho, director of corporate communications, said the company will close plants in East Greenville, Pennsylvania and Augusta, Georgia, by the end of the year. Those plans will not affect the Effingham plant at 420 Industrial Ave., she confirmed Thursday.

“This is a strategic business decision as we continue to consolidate work onto the most efficient platforms in our nationwide network,” Ho said in an email.

Based in Sussex, Wisconsin, Quad/Graphics purchased the former Quebecor-Petty Co. in Effingham in 2010, according to an EDN report at that time. The Effingham plant operates as a direct mail division and employs about 500 people.

“Effingham prints direct mail,” Ho said. “These two plants (in Pennsylvania and Georgia) print magazines, catalogs and retail advertising inserts — a completely different product line.”

Quad/Graphics CEO Joel Quadracci said that $100 million in cost reductions was needed after sales in the three months that ended Sept. 30 reflected a 6.5 percent loss, according to a report in the Milwaukee (Wisconsin) Journal Sentinel.
Quadracci told the Journal Sentinel that about 650 employees will be affected when the two plants close.

The Milwaukee newspaper added that these closures aren’t the first in recent weeks. The Journal Sentinel said the company stopped production in Loveland, Colorado, which employed 137 people, and closed a 59-employee plant in Enfield, Connecticut, last month.

According to the company’s website, founder Harry V. Quadracci grew up in the print industry, when his father ran a small printing press behind the family’s Italian grocery store in Racine, Wisconsin.

Webcom to take advantage of new HP Indigo

Webcom Inc., a book manufacturer based in Toronto, has installed an HP Indigo 10000.
“Having witnessed an emerging demand from publishers for ultra-short runs including book-of-one, investing in this game-changing 29-inch digital press was a logical step,” Mike Collinge, Webcom’s president & CEO, said. “The HP Indigo 10000 has opened new possibilities for publishers to cost-effectively print short runs of any size including large format educational supplements, financial publications, specialty trade books and landscape books. Publishers gain the flexibility they need to make smart print run decisions and maximize their market opportunities with fast turnarounds.”