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CGS announces Expansion of North American Sales Organisation

Monday, July 28, 2008

Press release from the issuing company

HAINBURG/ MINNEAPOLIS, May 30, 2008 – CGS Publishing Technologies International, manufacturers of the ORIS family of proofing and color management products, is pleased to announce the expansion of its North American Sales Organization with the following announcements:

•    David Palmieri is promoted to the position of Director, Sales of CGS Canada.
•    Evan Engesether promoted to Central Region Technical Sales Representative
•    Kyle Hargrove appointed Southern Region Technical Sales Representative.

Trevor Haworth, CEO of CGS commenting on these announcements stated, "CGS has experienced significant growth in North America over the past year. We have gained market share over our closest competitors. In order to continue this growth and provide better support for our existing and new customers, we are expanding our sales organization. Our business in North America remains robust and growing quarterly."

Promotion of David Palmieri to Director, Sales CGS Canada

David Palmieri is promoted to the position of Director, Sales of CGS Canada Inc. in addition to his responsibility as Eastern Regional Sales Manager headquartered in the New York Metropolitan area. David joined CGS ORIS in October of 2000 as Eastern Regional Sales Manager. David is responsible for all sales activity in Canada and in the Eastern United States. He will share his time between his office in the New York Metropolitan Area and the CGS Canada office located at 445 Apple Creek Boulevard in Markham, Ontario.

"David Palmieri has been a significant contributor to growth of ORIS sales in North America", stated Trevor Haworth, CEO of CGS. "The Canadian market represents a significant growth opportunity for CGS. David's product knowledge, sales skills and management expertise will allow us to grow our business in this important market."

David has devoted his entire career to the printing and publishing industry. Prior to joining CGS he held management positions in prepress companies serving the publishing and ad agency community in the Tri-state area. He is actively involved in the New York Advertising Production Club and P3 Partnership in Print Production.

Promotion of Evan Engesether to Central Region Technical Sales Representative

Evan Engesether is promoted to the position of Central Region Technical Sales Representative headquartered in Chicago, IL. In his new position Evan will report to Steve Pfeffer, Director of Sales and will be responsible for promoting sales in the Central Region. Evan has been with CGS for three years serving has Technical Support Specialist at CGS Headquarters in Minneapolis.

Steve Pfeffer stated, "Our current and future customers will benefit from Evan's strong technical knowledge of ORIS Products which he developed while working in our support organization. His enthusiasm, product knowledge and printing industry knowledge will make him an asset to our sales organization. We are pleased to have him as part of the sales team."

Evan is a graduate of the printing program at Dunwoody College of Technology, Minneapolis. While working on his degree he interned for Kodak Graphic Systems in Oakdale, Minnesota, where he learned the fundamentals of color proofing first hand. He started to develop his printing industry expertise as a sophomore in high school by apprenticing for St Croix Press.

Kyle Hargrove Appointed Southern Region Technical Sales Representative

Kyle Hargrove has been appointed to the position of Southern Region Technical Sales Representative headquartered in Austin, Texas. In this newly created position Kyle will report to Steve Pfeffer, Director of Sales and will be responsible for promoting sales of ORIS Color Management solutions in the Southern Region.

Steve Pfeffer stated, "Kyle has a very strong technical background in color management and electronic prepress which will leverage to better serve our new and existing customers. We have known him for many years as a color consultant and are pleased to have him join our sales team."

Prior to joining CGS, Kyle owned Offset Prepress, a color management consulting firm based in Austin. CGS utilized the services of his firm to provide installations and training for customers in the southeast. Prior to starting his own business, he was Electronic Sales Specialist for Thompson Supply headquartered in Austin.

Commenting further on the appointment Steve Pfeffer said, "The combination of his electronic prepress knowledge and ORIS product knowledge give him an excellent understanding of how to integrate ORIS Color Management solutions into a prepress workflow."




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