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Veteran Account Rep, Gary Duda, Joins the Pitman Chicago Team

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TOTOWA, NJ, January 14, 2002 – Pitman Company, the leading independent North American graphic arts supplier, today announced that Gary A. Duda has joined the company's expanding metropolitan Chicago sales organization as an account manager. He joins Pitman with 24 years of experience in the graphic arts industry, 17 of them in sales with PrimeSource and its predecessor companies. He reports to Tony Gilski, Branch Manager of the Pitman's Chicago sales and distribution operations. Joe Demharter, President and Chief Executive Officer of Pitman Company, noted, "Gary is an important addition to the outstanding staff of our growing Chicago operations. He is highly respected throughout the Midwest graphics industry for his technical knowledge and field experience. Now, as a member of the Pitman team, he has the industry's best advanced technology graphics solutions from over 200 leading manufacturers to work with in meeting the equipment and product needs of customers." Mr. Duda started his graphics career with DuPont Photo Products Division as a Technical Sales Representative covering the Midwest. In 1980, he entered the Graphic Arts Dealer Network as a sales representative with VWR Graphics in Chicago. In 1984, he joined Cogan O'Brien as a sales manager and following its acquisition by VWR Graphics in 1989, took on account management responsibilities working with major customers in the Chicago area. He continued in that post through VWR's spin-off to Momentum Graphics and ultimately to PrimeSource. He is a graduate of Illinois State University where he earned a degree in Industrial Technology with emphasis on Graphic Arts. ABOUT PITMAN Now in its 96th year of serving the graphic arts industry, Pitman Company provides the full spectrum of digital imaging solutions, service and support in addition to traditional prepress and pressroom products. The company also offers tailored product solutions for the specific requirements of printing market segments such as newspaper publishing and packaging production, and has a strong national accounts program. Headquartered in Totowa, New Jersey, Pitman Company has 20 branch locations with modern distribution facilities across the United States. Pitman Company is on the web at www.pitman.com.