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Van Son Holland Ink Appoints New Offset Specialists

Press release from the issuing company

MINEOLA, NY, September 17, 2002—Van Son Holland Ink Corporation (www.vansonink.com), developer of inks for small, mid-size, and large commercial presses, digital duplicators, and inkjet printers, announced today the appointment of Robert Butler and James Thoele as Regional Offset Specialists for the company. As part of Van Son’s ongoing commitment to the fulfillment of high customer service standards, Butler and Thoele will support Van Son’s dealer sales representatives in providing a faster response time to customer needs and requirements. Bringing a wealth of experience in the printing industry, Butler and Thoele will focus on users of Van Son’s Quickson Series inks in the mid-size to large commercial market. They will also give additional support to Van Son sales and technical representatives by providing regional coverage to the Van Son customer community as a whole. Butler will support the Southeast, while Thoele will cover the New England states. "We are very fortunate to have Robert Butler and James Thoele as part of the Van Son team," said John Sammis, Eastern Region general manager for Van Son. "Their technical and operational knowledge of the medium to large size markets make them a perfect fit in bringing Van Son closer to its end users, specifically in completing press trials for our new Quickson Series of inks. We've found that having support so readily available is a great comfort to our customer base, not to mention the convenience they experience having Van Son employees dedicated to serving them personally." Most recently, Robert Butler worked as a sales representative for Heidelberg. Prior to that, he held positions as dealer sales representative for several companies in the graphic arts industry. Butler's knowledge of the printing process in general, and Van Son's product line in particular, will serve him well in his new role as Offset Specialist. As a former printing equipment dealer himself, Butler lends a unique perspective to the position, giving him the ability to relate to Van Son's dealers and end users firsthand. James Thoele's firm roots in the New England printing market provide him with excellent knowledge of his territory. Prior to joining Van Son, Thoele worked as a technical troubleshooter for Vermillion (formerly Souhegan Color, Inc.) in Nashua, New Hampshire. Thoele’s experience troubleshooting behind the printing press along with his daily interaction with customers make him a well-rounded Van Son delegate, offering the interpersonal and technical knowledge necessary to successfully fulfill the duties of Offset Specialist. Both Butler and Thoele will report directly to John Sammis. About Van Son Holland Ink: In business since 1872 with corporate headquarters in Holland, Van Son creates printing inks that have set the standard for quality and performance in pressrooms around the world. With a precise, controlled, and completely internal manufacturing process, Van Son is currently supplying printing inks to printers in over 130 countries around the world through strategic alliances with its distributors. Van Son's entrepreneurial spirit and inventiveness have fueled the phenomenal growth of an enterprise that is based exclusively on imaging products. Van Son never borrows technology—it creates it. Van Son develops inks for small, mid-size, and large commercial presses, digital duplicators, and inkjet printers. Its new Quickson Series of ink is formulated for the high volume sheetfed pressroom. For more information, visit www.vansonink.com.