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MAN Roland Names Former Heidelberg Exec as National Finishing Manager

Press release from the issuing company

May 21, 2001 -- MAN Roland, Inc. has appointed Matt Simons the National Finishing Manager with responsibility for all finishing equipment operations in the United States. In this newly created position Simons is responsible for sales and customer education on the company's lines of post press equipment Baumann handling equipment, Wohlenberg guillotine paper cutters and perfect binders, Sugano diecutting presses and folder-gluers, and Kama diecutting presses. "Customers often do not realize the productivity potential available to them in bindery and post press operations," said Simons. "It is my job to show customers that with the right equipment, planning, and integrated digital workflow, the finishing operation can be a profit center that makes the difference between making or losing money on a job." Simons also is responsible for operation of the finishing equipment in the MAN Roland Graphics Center, Westmont, Illinois. The center features an integrated PC-controlled Wohlenberg 137 paper cutter and a Baumann unloading and conveyer system for training and demonstrations on site. Additional installations are located throughout North America and Europe. Simons comes to MAN Roland after 17 years with Heidelberg, where he worked most recently as Post Press Sales Manager in Dallas, Texas. His extensive experience includes integrating cutters, stitchers, trimmers and other equipment into comprehensive CIP3 workflow arrangements, designing press and post press plant layouts for maximum paper flow efficiency, and several years' experience in finishing equipment installations.

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