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gl2 Appoints New Managing Director to Drive Print Procurement Business

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September 24, 2002 -- Leading print management and e-procurement specialist, gl2, has appointed Neil Watson as its new Managing Director. Mr Watson, who joins gl2 from Carlton Barclay, takes up his new position in September. "Neil has a strong pedigree in the print industry and brings with him a wealth of experience, having worked in senior sales and management positions for over 15 years," says Colin Passmore, Chairman, gl2. "We are very excited at the prospect of having an individual of his calibre at the helm to drive gl2 forward in this market." Says Neil Watson: "The print management and e-procurement market is rapidly expanding as more and more companies recognise the considerable benefits to having specialist agencies managing what are increasingly complex and competitive print requirements." "I believe gl2 is ideally placed to build upon its strong market position. The company has a solid understanding of urgency and importance of the print management process and this is reflected in the level of customer service and industry knowledge demonstrated by the whole gl2 team. The ability of gl2 to offer e-commerce as part of an integrated solution also makes it an extremely attractive added-value proposition for potential customers." gl2 is the print management division of the TripleArc Group and acts as an intermediary between the Buyers and Suppliers of print. gl2 operates a controlled Vendor Management Programme, which involves regularly auditing and reviewing Suppliers ensuring that purchasing is consolidated through a select group of Suppliers. gl2 utilises TripleArc’s solutions – The Print Catalogue and Collaborative Workflow System (CWS) to streamline the procurement process, add value and enhance relationships within the supply chain. E-procurement along with Vendor Management Programme assist in keeping prices competitive and enables high levels of service to be offered.