Americans Are the Focus of a 1,000th Course Celebration from MAN Roland
Friday, October 12, 2001
Two American technicians were honored recently for completing the 1,000th MAN Roland mechanical systems course at the company’s Training Center in Offenbach, Germany. As a result of the hands-on coursework, the technicians, Warren Collins and Greg Voigt, are certified to install and get U.S. customers up-and-running on Roland 700 presses — the company’s advanced 40-inch sheetfed line. "Warren and Greg are experienced technicians who will benefit greatly from the intensive specialized instruction they received at Offenbach," said Yves Rogivue, CEO of MAN Roland Inc. "We celebrate their achievement, not only because this is the 1,000th mechanical course, but because our customers are better served by better educated service specialists. This is another example of how our Learning Leadership program improves the viability of American printers." MAN Roland’s technical training courses date back to 1965. The mechanical systems course was introduced in 1967, and electrical systems training was added in 1972. The latest Training Center was opened in 1997 as a result of increased demand for advanced learning as press systems became more sophisticated. In additional to instructing MAN Roland technicians in the installation, maintenance and servicing of the company’s wide range of printing systems, the Center also offers customer courses for press operators, in-house maintenance personnel and printing executives and managers.