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Anthony Crupi New CEO at Pitman

Monday, June 01, 2009

Press release from the issuing company

TOTOWA, NJ -- The Board of Directors of the Pitman Company, the leading independent North American graphic arts supplier, announced today that they have appointed Anthony P. Crupi, Sr. as Chief Executive Officer. Crupi was recently named to the Pitman Board of Directors.

"Pitman management and Tony Crupi have been acquainted for several decades," commented Peter Schmidt, Chairman of Pitman Company. "Tony Crupi is a true icon in the graphic arts industry and his reputation is unparalleled. The Board and I thought that his thorough knowledge of the printing business and finance would be an invaluable asset on a daily basis. Consequently, I have relinquished my title of CEO to Tony and I will remain as Chairman of the Board. Peter Moore retains his title of President."

Crupi is currently the Chairman, President and CEO of Latran Technologies, a manufacturer of high resolution color proofing systems in Woburn, MA, and until recently was a Partner and Managing Director of Andlinger and Company Inc., a private equity investment banking firm in Tarrytown, NY.

Anthony Crupi commented on his appointment: "I was delighted to become a member of the Board of Directors of the Pitman Company, and now it is with honor that I assume the position of CEO.  With the support of the entire Pitman team, it is my intent to accept the challenge of leading the Pitman Company into yet another century of success in the graphic arts industry."

Crupi's extensive career in the graphic arts industry includes executive positions with DuPont, Anitec Image Technology Corp., International Paper, Ilford Photo and Polaroid Graphic Imaging LLC.

Crupi is a graduate of Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) with a Bachelor of Science degree. He is also a member of the Advisory Board of New York University's program for Graphic Arts Management and Technology and serves on their marketing committee.




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