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Daniele Faoro has become CEO of Guandong, the Italian-based media production and distribution company. Faoro, who extended his board role when he became MD just this summer, replaces founder Edoardo Elmi as CEO. Elmi will remain as chairman.

The Specialty Graphic Imaging Association (SGIA) has announced the winners of its 2019 Product of the Year competition. The winners - all available for sale in 2019 - were chosen from more than 200 entries across 72 categories, and include some well-known wide-format products.

Spandex has introduced the 3M Wrap Film Series 2080 film, said to have better conformability than the 3M Wrap Film Series 1080 range and with an increased durability of up to eight years.

Innotech Digital is opening new sites in Italy. With offices in Milan and Rome, as well as stock holding facilities, the opening of the Italian arm follows a similar launch to the that undertaken by the display hardware and super-wide format media distributor in France two years ago.

British born Matt Ashman is to head up the new Durst Oceania operation based in Australia. The official launch follows the conclusion of negotiations to acquire the business interests of Durst distributor Photo Electronic Services (PES) based in Melbourne.

Walki has confirmed it will shortly bring out Walki Print Media XXL products suitable for printing with water-based latex as well as UV inks. The company said the next generation products - which will also be certified flame retardant - will weigh less than half as much as traditional PVC-based products.

Corrugated cardboard packaging specialist, the Hinojosa Group of Spain, is continuing to expand its digital printing capacity with an EFI Nozomi C18000 for Cartonajes Bernabeu, its largest production plant. Installation is expected in September.

Sign and graphic project management software company Vism has a new client engagement manager in the form of Izabella Ivanovic - previously a senior recruitment consultant at Taylor Higson.

viscom, which joined with the PSI and PromoTex Expo trade events last time around, has announced more changes for 2020 (7-9 January, Messe Dusseldorf).

HP will have a new president and CEO from 1 November. Enrique Lores is replacing Dion Weisler, who is stepping down due to family health issues and returning home to Australia.

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