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NPES: Membership Records Being Set in Era of Consolidation

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February 12, 2002 - Thirteen new companies have joined NPES in the last six months of 2001 bringing total membership to 486 companies, compared with 461 in 2000. The total includes 374 active members, 7 associate members and 105 divisions and subsidiaries. The new members are: Attalus Inc. USA Delegate: Fred Nief, National Sales Manager Alternate: Takis Panayotopoulos, President Manufacturer of laminating and wire binding machines and supplies. ColorMetrix Technologies, LLC Delegate: James J Raffel, Director Sales & Marketing Manufacturer of color calibration and control products, information/process control systems, software, color collaboration, testing instruments and web inspection systems. Electronic Systems, Inc. (A Division of Royse Manufacturing Company). Manufacturer of IR dryers: high pile sheetfed dryer, extended delivery coating dryer extended delivery UV curving, inter station infrared, inter station heated air knives, installation primer coating dryer, PC dryer system controls, SCR power controls, press vapor exhaust, process control systems, OEM controls, sheet flotation systems, sand sheet control airbags. GBR Systems Corporation Delegate: Jeffrey H Brewer, Vice President and General Manager Alternate: Paul McCormick, Vice President and Director Manufacturer of folding systems, continuous form cutters, sheet and insert feeders, feeder/folders, one step mailers, slitter/merger systems and pressure sealers. GRIPdigital, Inc. Delegate: Greg E Imhoff, President Manufacturer of Centurfax Digital Dotmeters and software for the Americas; EMPA/VGRA digital and conventional control devices and solutions. hhs America Corporation Delegate: John Edgar, President Alternate: Walter Zuercher, Technical Director Manufacturer of high and low pressure cold glue applications systems. Hotmelt systems for dot and line, remoist and fugitive glues. HHS' glue scan detection components with Kurandt defect monitoring and product ejection device offer full OC systems. Independent Graphic Services, Inc. Delegate: Judy Schwarz, Secretary-Treasurer Alternate: Peter Schwarz, President Manufacturer of easy packing gauge and lynx print register computer. International Knife & Saw, Inc. Delegate: Jeramy Fishel, Marketing Contact Alternate: Bill Schult, President Manufacturer of cutting tools for the printing industry, and others: Tooth Knives, Knife Boxes, Doctor Blades, Slitters, Etc. Korber PaperLink North America Delegate: Peter Paulson, President Manufacturer of sheeting, converting and packaging machinery. Mad Dog Graphix, Inc. Delegate: Dean Barr, President Manufacturer of Bee-Line computer graphics. Precision Index Equipment Delegate: Craig Block, President Alternate: Jonathan R Geller, CEO Manufacturer of laminating, tab cutting, hole punching and edge reinforcing, machines-supplies parts and services. Prisco, Inc. Delegate: Eric A. Gutwillig, Vice President of Marketing Alternate: Bruce Liroff, President Manufacturer of pressroom chemicals, supplies and equipment. Robatech USA, Inc. Delegate: Beat Stauble CEO, President Alternate: Frank Hughes, Vice President of Sales Manufacturer of adhesive application technology. NPES is a U.S. trade association representing companies engaged in manufacturing and importing for sale or distribution of machinery, equipment, systems, software and supplies used in every printing, publishing and converting process from desktop design and image generation and processing to multiple output options and targeted dissemination systems. NPES is a co-sponsor of PRINT, GRAPH EXPO and CONVERTING EXPO, the leading expositions of printing, publishing and converting technologies in the Americas.