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NPES presents Gegenheimer awards for industry service

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Press release from the issuing company

Reston, VA- NPES The Association for Suppliers of Printing, Publishing and Converting Technologies has awarded its Harold W. Gegenheimer Individual and Corporate Awards for Industry Service to W. Bruce Goodwin and Xerox Corporation, respectively.  The awards, named for the former NPES president and Baldwin Technology Company chairman emeritus, recognize leadership and participation in NPES and industry activities, civic leadership and technical innovation.  They were presented at the NPES 2009 Annual Conference, held October 24 – 26, in Aventura, Florida.

Goodwin, the recipient of the individual award, has been in the graphic communications business for over 30 years.  Currently he is Director of Glunz & Jensen, Inc., the North American operations of Glunz & Jensen A/S, the leading supplier of CtP plate processing and punch bending technology for the newspaper and commercial printing markets. Prior to joining Glunz & Jensen in 1995, Goodwin was General Manager of LogEtronics Corporation, and President of Luth International Inc. manufacturers of graphic arts film processing technology.

A passionate supporter of the industry, Goodwin has served on the NPES Board of Directors for the past eight years and on various NPES committees for the past 15 years.  His involvement in NPES has included service on the government affairs, programs & meetings, international trade, market data, and nominating committees.  He also is currently a member of the Executive Committee of the NPES Board of Directors.

"Bruce embodies all the best qualities of Harold W. Gegenheimer: a lifelong commitment to technical innovation, sound management, support for education and research, and tireless work on behalf of the industry," said Ralph J.Nappi, president of NPES.  "We are honored to be able to recognize Bruce's great influence on, and many contributions to, our industry."

Xerox Corporation, the corporate award recipient, is an industry leader recognized for the design and manufacturing of quality equipment and automation.

Xerox has been instrumental in leading the digital revolution since its inception with its iGen.  With innovation being an instrumental part of the selection process, few could argue Xerox's imprint in this area.  As recently as last month's PRINT show, Xerox was recognized with two MUST SEE 'EMS and three WORTH-A-LOOK'S, not to mention the rollout of their iGEN 4 Perfecting Press.  For industry and association contributions, few organizations stand above Xerox.  Their involved participation on the NPES Board indicates their commitment to all aspects of our industry.

In addition to being a consistent participant at industry shows and events, such as GRAPH EXPO and PRINT, Xerox has been an enthusiastic supporter of NPES through the past staff contributions of John Hamm and Tom Wetjen and present involvement of Gavin Jordan-Smith.

"Xerox has been a leader in technological innovation, working to provide efficient and cost-effective systems to the graphic communications industry," said Nappi.  "We are grateful for Xerox's meaningful contribution to the industry-and to NPES-all these years."

Both Goodwin and Xerox received plaques that will also be displayed at NPES headquarters.  NPES has also established two Harold W. Gegenheimer Award scholarships with the Print and Graphics Scholarship Foundation, to which two thousand dollars is given each year.  These scholarships are awarded to the employees, or children of employees, of NPES members who are pursuing studies in graphic communications.




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