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Lapinski steps up to become Web COO and a board member at MAN Roland

Thursday, November 13, 2003

Press release from the issuing company

Westmont, IL — Vincent H. Lapinski has moved up from his post as Senior Vice President at MAN Roland Inc. to become Chief Operating Officer of the company’s Web Operations and a member of the Board of Directors, reporting directly to CEO Yves Rogivue. He oversees all of MAN Roland’s newspaper and commercial web operations in North America. The holder of a bachelor’s degree from RIT in Printing Technology, Lapinski began his career in the newspaper industry over 20 years ago on the consumables side of the business, specializing in press blankets and printing plate systems. Over the course of a decade, he held technical sales and product management positions first with W. R. Grace & Company and then with NAPP Systems Inc., a subsidiary of MacDermid Graphic Arts. Lapinski joined MAN Roland in 1990, working in newspaper web product management. As a result of his accomplishments, he was given the opportunity to run the company’s Newspaper Sales Group after only two years with the company. In the mid 90s, Lapinski was part of the management team that reorganized the division, consolidating service and training facilities, and reallocating manufacturing resources to better support the company’s customers. “MAN Roland’s share of the double width newspaper market in North America grew during his tenure from less than 15 percent to more than 50 percent and significant inroads in the single-width market were made,” says CEO Yves Rogivue. In 2001, Lapinski was placed in charge of all web press operations at MAN Roland, Inc., taking on the commercial side of the business as well. He subsequently streamlined and revitalized the Commercial Web Division. In addition to his new role as one of the company’s Directors, Lapinski is member of the Executive Management Team of MAN Roland Inc. He runs a division that includes a staff of over 100 and generates $150-200 million in annual sales. All web press operations in North America are under his purview, including project management, application engineering, parts, service, training, sales and marketing.




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