Lee Short becomes Vice President of Sales for K-North Services, which is the dealer for Komori printing presses in Ontario and Western Canada.
Short will be in charge of the complete product line that K-North Services sells, including Komori presses, Brausse converting equipment and Kuda paper cutters. He will also spearhead the sale of Axis Management Information System (MIS) software.
Prior to joining K-North Services, Short served as VP of PDQ North America, which develops the Axis MIS and PDQ estimating software. Last fall at Print 13 in Chicago, Komori demonstrated the use of Axis-PDQ software through its Komori K-Station press console. K-North Services is now the exclusive sales agent for Axis MIS.
With installations in Canada and the United States, Axis MIS is designed to connect a range of printing-business activities from quoting and planning to costing and invoicing. Axis MIS links to printing presses (both conventional and toner) to provide real-time data, while also helping to manage production processes like bindery, display graphics and mail.
“[Axis MIS] system is now a proven product since being introduced at Print 13 last year in Chicago, with installs across North America,” stated Steve Ranson, President of K-North Services. “In addition, having Lee Short join us will help increase our coverage across Canada for our complete product line.”
Based in Georgetown, Ontario, K-North Services provides equipment sales of both new and used presses, while also providing service and parts. In November 2013, K-North Services reached an agreement to distribute Brausse technology, which primarily falls into three categories, including: die-cutting and creasing, foil stamping, and folder/gluers.