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Baldwin Chairman Receives NAPL Award

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Press release from the issuing company

Baldwin Technology Company, Inc. --  a global leader in process automation technology for the printing industry announced today that Chairman Gerald A. Nathe has been honored with the prestigious National Association for Printing Leadership (NAPL) Vanguard Award for his service and leadership contributions to the advancement of the Graphic Communications Industry during his career.

The award was presented by the NAPL at a ceremony in Tucson, Ariz. The award cited Nathe as a skilled leader of enterprises that have had a substantial impact on the industry’s continued progress through innovative developments and technological breakthroughs. Nathe was praised for supporting the future success of the printing industry through his work on behalf of NAPL, the Research and Engineering Council of NAPL, the Graphic Arts Show Company, the Rochester Institute of Technology Advisory Board and the Graphic Arts Education & Research Foundation.

Nathe said, “I was flattered to be nominated and I was honored to be selected, but I accepted the award as an acknowledgement of the accomplishments of all of the fine people at Baldwin who have made Baldwin the company it is today.”

Baldwin President and CEO Karl Puehringer said, “It is clearly an honor of the highest order for Gerry to have been given this award by his peers in recognition of his accomplishments and contributions to our industry. We are proud that he continues to serve Baldwin and our industry as chairman of Baldwin’s board of directors.”

Nathe has been a member of the Baldwin Technology board since 1987 and has served as chairman since 1997. He served as CEO from October 1995 until November 2001 and again from October 2002 through June 2007. He was president from August 1993 through March 2001 and from October 2002 through June 2005.

The Vanguard award is given annually to an individual of high moral character who personifies the principles of craftsmanship or who has definable achievements in an area of technical endeavor characterized as technical leadership demonstrated through work in associations, through practical technological achievement or invention, or through leadership participation in various phases of graphic arts education.




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