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PrintCity Alliance Announces New Positions

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Press release from the issuing company

Gröbenzell, Germany -- The PrintCity Alliance announces that Han Haan of Sappi has been elected chairman and Dr Gerald Schobesberger of manroland is elected vice-chairman of its Activity Group ‘Packaging, Commercial & Sheetfed’.
The Activity Group ‘Packaging, Commercial & Sheetfed’ (AG PCS) leadership plans to strengthen networking activities by PrintCity members and investigate new project activities across all areas of alliance sheetfed printing, food packaging and brand protection work.
This announcement comes at an important time for the packaging and commercial sheetfed sectors, with new PrintCity Alliance initiatives and projects under discussion for 2009/ 2010.
The new PrintCity appointments are:
- AG PCS Chairman: Han Haan, Sappi Fine Paper Europe
Han Haan is based in Maastricht, Netherlands and is Manager Technical Marketing and Sales of Sappi Fine Paper Europe. He has been involved in the activities of the PrintCity AG PCS for 7 years
- AG PCS Vice-Chairman: Dr Gerald Schobesberger, manroland
Dr Gerald Schobesberger is based in Offenbach, Germany and is Executive Vice President, Business Development, Business Sector Sheetfed Printing Systems, manroland. He has been involved in the activities of the PrintCity AG PCS for 2 years
Han Haan, Sappi indicates, “For the global commercial sheetfed sector as well as the packaging sector, printers, agencies and end users including brand owners benefit from the Connection of Competence between PrintCity Alliance members continuously working together and sharing knowledge. In key areas such as Value Added Print (“PRINTplusX”), UV printing & coating, brand protection and folding carton food packaging, the knowledge advantages for customers are obvious, plus the benefits achieved by PrintCity members working together.”
Dr Gerald Schobesberger, manroland, confirms, “For me the PrintCity Alliance is an ideal platform for cooperation in the printing and graphic arts industry. The current economic situation shows how important it is to work in a strong network of reliable partners. This will always provide the highest value to customers and allow complex problem solving across the value chain.”
The PrintCity Activity Group ‘Packaging, Commercial & Sheetfed’ is comprised of these market leading companies, which all contribute to individual projects and activities:
Jura JSP, Leonhard Kurz, manroland, Merck, M-real, Océ, Trelleborg, Sappi, Sun Chemical, UPM and Weilburger Graphics




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