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Presstek Snags Polaroid Exec, Robert V. Barry to Head Pre-Production Engineering

Friday, August 03, 2001

Press release from the issuing company

HUDSON, N.H., Aug. 2 - Presstek, Inc., a leading provider of direct digital imaging technology, today announced the appointment of Robert V. Barry as Director of Pre-Production Engineering. Mr. Barry will manage a team responsible for improving the efficiency of the interface between Presstek's manufacturing and engineering activities, as well as the sourcing of components for current and future product lines. "We are delighted that Bob has joined Presstek,'' said Robert W. Hallman, president and chief executive officer. "His first assignment will be to evaluate our current commercialization processes, and to implement any improvements necessary to insure the consistent operation and output of each product line. Additionally, he will oversee the design and implementation of the pre-production protocol for new Presstek products. Bob will report directly to me, evidence of the high priority I place on improving our commercialization performance and avoiding production bottlenecks like those we experienced earlier this year.'' Mr. Barry brings with him more than 25 years of experience in mechanical, electrical, software and optical engineering. Previously, Mr. Barry held a variety of research and development, and project development management positions at Eastman Kodak Co., in Rochester, NY. Most recently he served as Vice President of Research and Development for Polaroid Graphics Imaging in Bedford, MA, where he was responsible for product development and commercialization of numerous low-to-mid volume product lines. He received his degree in Mechanical Engineering from Bucknell University. Presstek, Inc. is a leading developer of digital laser imaging and chemistry-free plate technologies for the printing and graphic arts industries. Marketed to world-leading press manufacturers and directly to end users, Presstek's patented DI®, CTP and plate products eliminate photographic darkrooms, film and toxic processing chemicals, reduce the printing turnaround time and lower the production costs. The company's Lasertel subsidiary supplies it with the valuable resources necessary for its next generation laser imaging devices. Lasertel also offers strategic opportunities in other markets.




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