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MAN Roland: Hans Hubscher Retires as Head of Sheetfed Sales

Press release from the issuing company

  Hans Hubscher, head of MAN Roland's sheetfed sales for many years, will retire on July 31, 2002. This well-deserved retirement will close a successful career that spanned 47 years.    Hubscher can look back on more than 40 years of experience in selling printing presses throughout the world. Working for the former Maschinenfabrik Johannisberg – which later became Miller-Johannisberg Druckmaschinen GmbH and then MAN Roland – Hubscher was a true pioneer: he succeeded in developing the East European market during the Cold War. He was particularly successful in the former Soviet Union –long before Willy Brandt's business endeavors behind the Iron Curtain. Later, Hubscher looked after the Japanese market in which Miller presses were manufactured under license. And he was one of the first people to develop business contacts with the People's Republic of China. After MAN Roland took over Miller-Johannisberg, Hubscher moved to Offenbach at the beginning of the `90s; there he was responsible for sheet-fed press sales for MAN Roland. A variety of industry milestones have accompanied Hans Hubscher over the course of his long career, such as wet-in-wet book printing in 1960, the introduction of reversible perfecting printing presses for offset and letterset applications in 1970, and the successful market introduction of sheetfed systems with up to eight printing units and integrated sheet reversing aggregates and inline finishing systems. Throughout his career and up to this day, Hans Hubscher has devoted himself to a wide range of special tasks related to MAN Roland's new strategic alignment as an "Application Provider," and has worked to integrate formerly independent sales partners into the MAN Roland group.