Joe Rodriguez Promoted to Harris & Bruno Technical Director of EMEA

He looks forward to continuing the worldwide growth of H&B.

Joe Rodriguez, Technical Director of EMEA

ROCKLIN, CA – Harris & Bruno International announces that Joe Rodriguez has been promoted to Technical Director of EMEA (Europe, Middle East, and Africa). In early 2018, Joe will relocate to Schwäbisch Gmünd, Germany to serve as the technical lead in the Harris & Bruno Europe office. In his new role, Joe will be working closely with global service, project management, and customers as a central point of contact for all technical operations in the EMEA region.

“Relocating Joe to Europe will broaden his depth into the global printing markets and help align the successes between our North American and EMEA office,” said Nick Bruno, Harris & Bruno President. “Joe’s ability to learn quickly and his enthusiasm for solving printing and coating challenges makes him an ideal candidate to be promoted to Technical Director, EMEA.”

Before beginning his career at H&B, Joe completed a degree in Business Administration at Sacramento State and worked as a Project Manager at a major computer database company. He joined Harris & Bruno as a Project Manager in 2015, acting as a liaison between sales, H&B technical teams, and customers. Joe’s vast technical aptitude and ability to juggle many projects were among many proven qualities that qualified him for the role of Technical Director of EMEA.

“I am excited for this opportunity to build relationships with our offset customers and to help grow the digital market in the EMEA region,” Joe stated. “I look forward to getting our US and European offices running more cohesively and continuing the worldwide growth of H&B.”

Scott Michels, Harris & Bruno Vice President of Sales & Marketing, is pleased to see Joe representing H&B in the EMEA region.

“Joe has proven to us that he has the skillset to move the company forward in this region,” stated Scott. “We are happy to see Joe grow within the organization, and very confident that he will do great in his new role.”

Harris & Bruno has been manufacturing printing/coating machinery for more than 70 years. Current products focus on offline/inline coating systems, chamber/anilox, and related fluid pumping systems. H&B has a worldwide network of direct offices and dealers. www.harris-bruno.com

Doug Corbett Promoted to Harris & Bruno Global Service Manager

Doug’s aptitude for leadership and broad range of experience well equip him to bring global service efforts at Harris & Bruno to the next level.

Doug Corbett, Harris & Bruno Global Service ManagerROCKLIN, CA— Harris & Bruno International announces that Doug Corbett has been promoted to Global Service Manager. In his new position, Doug will manage all H&B service efforts worldwide.

Doug joined the H&B team in 2004, bringing with him nearly 20 years of industry experience. He began his career as Field Service Technician for Dahlgren Canada, Dahlgren International, and Dahlgren USA before serving as Vice President of Technical Services with MMT Manufacturing Corporation in Georgia for nearly a decade. Before joining H&B in November 2004 as a Field Service Technician, Doug held a position at Dahlgren Enterprises LLC as Vice President of Operations. His impressive resume and industry expertise made him a very attractive hire, and he quickly became a major asset to the company. In 2006, Doug was promoted to Field Service Manager, which made him responsible for H&B service efforts across North America, and eventually Asia.

“Doug’s experience in printing, dedication to a job done right, and positive attitude are the key ingredients that will make him a successful Global Service Manager for Harris & Bruno,” said Jim Riga, Harris & Bruno Vice President of Operations. “We are very confident in Doug, and look forward to him helping strengthen our service organizations across the globe. “

Doug is looking forward to his new position.

“My goal as Global Service Manager is to provide across the world the same excellent service that we provide in the United States,” said Doug. “I aim to set up service entities worldwide so that we can react quickly, and offer our customers the highest standard of service globally.”

Harris & Bruno has been manufacturing printing/coating machinery for 70 years. Current products focus on offline/inline coating systems, chamber/anilox, and related fluid pumping systems. H&B has a worldwide network of direct offices and dealers. www.harris-bruno.com

New Plant Manager Daniel Carr Brings Lean Principles to H&B

Daniel brings 21 years of experience in a manufacturing environment to H&B.​ ​

Daniel brings 21 years of experience in a manufacturing environment to H&B.​ 

ROCKLIN,CA​– Harris & Bruno International announces that Daniel Carr has been hired as Plant Manager of the H&B Rocklin and Roseville locations. As of May, Daniel’s role is to implement systems to sustain the overall efficiency and effectiveness of the two plants.

“We are excited to have Daniel on the team,” said Vice President of Operations, Jim Riga. “His experience and passion for manufacturing and lean principles make him a great fit for our organization.”

The lean principles introduced by Daniel were quickly implemented by him & his teams at the two plants.

The lean principles introduced by Daniel were quickly implemented by him & his teams at the two plants.

Daniel joins the H&B team with 21 years experience in a manufacturing environment, and 16 years experience as an Operations Manager. He is currently finishing a degree in Business Technical Management from DeVry University
before continuing on to Keller University in Folsom for his Master’​s degree in Business; Project Management.

“I think that H&B has a great base of people willing and accepting to change,” Daniel said. “It was easy to come into a company like this and become a huge part of their lean transformation. People here are empowered to grow themselves and improve the company, which is a huge plus for me. It makes ​my job easier— and fun!”

Harris & Bruno has been manufacturing printing/coating machinery for 70 years. Current products focus on offline/inline coating systems, chamber/anilox, and related fluid pumping systems. H&B has a worldwide network of direct offices and dealers. www.harris-bruno.com

Ikuma Suzuki Promoted to Harris & Bruno Technical Director of APJ

Ikuma’s 14 years of experience with Harris & Bruno have well equipped him for his new position.

Ikuma Suzuki Promoted to Harris & Bruno Technical Director of APJ

Harris & Bruno International announces that Ikuma Suzuki has been promoted to Technical Director of APJ (Asia Pacific Japan Region). As of August, Ikuma is now responsible in the APJ region for managing and supervising the H&B technical support team, coordinating projects, and working closely with OEM’s.

Ikuma has been part of the H&B team for 14 years. With an education in mechanical engineering, Ikuma joined Harris & Bruno in 2003 as a Project Engineer in the H&B Roseville, CA, Headquarters. In late 2006, he moved back to Japan to continue as an H&B Project Engineer. He was promoted to Project Manager in 2016.

“It is great to see Ikuma grow within the company and take on this new role,” said Vice President of Operations, Jim Riga. “His dedication, hard-work, and solution driven attitude are the ingredients we need to grow and support our customers in APJ.”

Ikuma is well prepared for his new role, with his previous position having many of the same responsibilities. As Technical Director of APJ, he will now have a much wider territory to manage.

“We have great people in APJ territory,” Ikuma said. “I hope to construct a talented team here in order to provide exceptional technical support to APJ customers.”

Harris & Bruno has been manufacturing printing/coating machinery for 70 years. Current products focus on offline/inline coating systems, chamber/anilox, and related fluid pumping systems. H&B has a worldwide network of direct offices and dealers. www.harris-bruno.com

Harris & Bruno ExcelCoat ZRS30 Sheet Spot Coater Provides Accuracy & Efficiency

Harris & Bruno International ExcelCoat ZRS ZR30 Spot Coater

Camera Sensor Sheet Registration Provides Superior Accuracy and Efficiency

Roseville, California — Harris & Bruno International is thrilled to share that the ExcelCoat ZRS30 Sheet Spot Coater made its debut this September at Print 17. The ZRS30 utilizes a quick change flexo-style plate system and sophisticated camera registration technology that compensates for digital drift.

An inline/offline spot coater for UV and/or AQ chemistries, the ExcelCoat ZRS30 raises the bar in advanced finishing machinery. The ZRS30 has an integrated high speed camera sensor which picks up a printed target on the tail edge of each sheet. The sensor then instructs servo motors to accurately align the print to the coating head. This cutting edge technology provides superior sheet registration.

The ExcelCoat ZRS30 has the ability to spot coat up to 30 in x 24.5 in (762 mm x 622 mm) sheets, with a max thickness of .024 in. The ZRS30 also features automated wash up and coating pumping systems, and a quick change sleeve system to swap out coating plates quickly, making it the perfect fit for packaging and commercial print applications.

Harris & Bruno has been manufacturing printing/coating machinery for 70 years. Current products focus on offline/inline coating systems, chamber/anilox, and related fluid pumping systems. H&B has a worldwide network of direct offices and dealers. www.harris-bruno.com 

Harris & Bruno Debuts ExcelCoat ZRS30 Spot Coater at PRINT 17

Harris & Bruno International ExcelCoat ZRS ZR30 Spot Coater

CHICAGO, Ill. — Harris & Bruno International announces they will debut their sought-after ExcelCoat ZRS30 spot coater at PRINT 17 Sept. 10-14.

An inline/offline spot coater for UV and AQ, the ZRS30 utilizes a sophisticated camera registration system to compensate for digital drift. The quick change sleeve system allows for swapping out coating plates/blankets in seconds. High throughput and increased efficiency make it the perfect fit for packaging and commercial print applications.

“Designed to meet the standards of the most demanding of customers, our spot coater helps solidify H&B’s position as a market leader for digital print finishing,” said Harris & Bruno Regional Manager Sean Tobler.

Visit Harris & Bruno at booth #648 for live ExcelCoat ZRS30 demonstrations, to pick up samples, and to learn more. Also at the H&B booth will be the coating module of our 30” duplex web coater. This machine can be configured for simplex, duplex, flood, spot, AQ & UV and is available in 22 ½”, 30” and 42” widths.

Harris & Bruno has been manufacturing printing/coating machinery for 70 years. Current products focus on offline/inline coating systems, chamber/anilox, and related fluid pumping systems. H&B has a worldwide network of direct offices and dealers. www.harris-bruno.com  

Harris & Bruno Showcases Duplex Web Coater at PRINT 17

Harris Bruno Duplex Web Coater

CHICAGO, Ill. — Harris & Bruno International announces they will showcase their Duplex Web Coater at PRINT 17 Sept. 10-14. Please visit us at booth #648.

With the option to apply AQ and/or UV coating on both sides of a web simultaneously, this machine is available in 22.5”, 30” and 42” widths. It utilizes state-of-the-art components including automated fluid handling and chamber/anilox technology.

“We’re excited about our continued growth in the digital print market on both sheet and web devices,” said Nick Bruno, Harris & Bruno President. “We invite you to visit our booth to see the technology in person and learn of its capabilities.”

Also at the H&B booth will be live demonstrations of the ExcelCoat ZRS30 Spot Coater that utilizes sophisticated camera systems to maintain precise registration. Available in inline and offline configuration.

Harris & Bruno has been manufacturing printing/coating machinery for 70 years. Current products focus on offline/inline coating systems, chamber/anilox, and related fluid pumping systems. H&B has a worldwide network of direct offices and dealers. www.harris-bruno.com

Harris & Bruno Demonstrates ExcelCoat at China Print

Success Continues as More Chinese Printers Rely on ExcelCoat’s Throughput and Reliability


BEIJING, CHINA – Harris & Bruno International announces they will demonstrate an ExcelCoat ZR30 offline coater for UV and AQ coatings at China Print May 9–13.

On display will be ExcelCoat’s chamber/anilox metering system that excels at applying UV, AQ, primer, soft touch, matte, and other high-end particulate coatings. An optional Corona Treatment Unit helps primers and coatings adhere to synthetics, metals, and other substrates or inks traditionally difficult for adhesion. The ability to save 50 jobs delivers easy repeatability and minimal downtime.

“We have many fully loaded, automatic ExcelCoats installed into the region,” said Ya-Ping Zhou, H&B Greater China Operations Director. “These customers have been able to take on new AQ soft touch applications, increase production capacity, and reduce operational costs. ExcelCoats have also enabled these customers to pre-treat all digital stock and enhance digital printing quality.”

As one of HP’s preferred partners, the ExcelCoat offline coater will be on demonstration in HP’s pavilion, Booth E1-001.

Harris & Bruno has been manufacturing printing/coating machinery for 70 years. Current products focus on offline/inline coating systems, chamber/anilox, and related fluid pumping systems. H&B has a worldwide network of direct offices and dealers. www.harris-bruno.com

H&B Showcases ExcelCoat Samples, Celebrates HP Partnership at Dscoop

ExcelCoat ZR30

ExcelCoat ZR30 offline/inline coater for UV & AQ

PHOENIX, Arizona – Harris & Bruno International announces they will showcase their ExcelCoat series of offline/inline coaters for UV & AQ at Dscoop March 1-4, while also celebrating a strong partnership with HP.

At Dscoop, H&B will distribute ExcelCoat samples of high-quality coating over HP Indigo prints. ExcelCoat installations continue to compliment HP Indigo Digital Presses worldwide. In fact, ExcelCoats have been installed inline or near line to several recent major HP Indigo placements at Shutterfly, Avery Dennison, and RR Donnelley.

“The HP partner program has worked well for us and we’re excited that our coating systems align well with the expectations of quality, throughput, and increased revenue sought by HP press owners,” said Scott Michels, H&B VP of Sales & Marketing. “We’re committed to continually building on these relationship on many fronts.”

Visit Dscoop booth #1035 and www.harris-bruno.com to learn more.

Harris & Bruno International has been manufacturing printing/coating machinery for 70 years. Current products focus on offline/inline coating systems, chamber/anilox, and related fluid pumping systems. H&B has a worldwide network of direct offices and dealers. 

Harris & Bruno Expands Manufacturing Facility

New Machinery & Focused Assembly Lines Initiated in Response to Business Growth

ROSEVILLE, Calif. – Harris & Bruno International announces they recently added 20,000 square feet of floor space and invested heavily in machining equipment in response to increased demand for H&B digital coating equipment.

“Major OEMs and many end users are placing orders for Harris & Bruno chamber systems, offline coaters, web coaters, and more,” said H&B President Nick Bruno. “In response, we increased our capability and now have 74,000 square feet of manufacturing floor space with streamlined assembly lines. The new 20,000 square feet are dedicated specifically for assembling digital coating machines.”

New machining equipment includes several CNC lathes and a multi-spindle CNC machine horizontal machining system, which is served by a 24-pallet loading system.

Harris & Bruno has been manufacturing printing/coating machinery for 70 years. Current products focus on offline/inline coating systems, chamber/anilox, and related fluid pumping systems. H&B has a worldwide network of direct offices and dealers. www.harris-bruno.com