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MAN Roland Unites Newspaper & Commercial Web Functions

Press release from the issuing company

Westmont, Illinois — MAN Roland Inc. is integrating the newspaper and the commercial sides of its Web Press Project Management Team in an effort to focus more resources on large press installations. "Through the years, we’ve earned a reputation for getting our presses up and running faster and more effectively than any other web manufacturer," says Vince Lapinski, MAN Roland’s Senior Vice President of Web Operations. "But today our customers are under more pressure than ever, so we want to do everything we can to make sure their new MAN Roland presses are printing profits for them as quickly as possible." Under the integration plan, John Evans, MAN Roland’s Director will direct both the Commercial Web and Newspaper Project Management Teams. Evans previously headed the Commercial Web Project Management Group, as well as MAN Roland’s North American Engineering Support Group. In his new role, Evans will be responsible for integrating the entire engineering and project support process for all of MAN Roland’s web product lines. "We are looking to take advantage of the obvious synergies present in managing and supporting larger commercial projects," Lapinski explains. "Although we will continue to employ project managers who specialize in newspaper or commercial web press system installations, there will be common oversight to ensure that MAN Roland continues to offer the highest level of consistency and expertise available in the market." To further strengthen MAN Roland’s commitment to customer support, the Commercial Web and Newspaper Project Support Groups will transfer from Stonington, Connecticut to MAN Roland Inc.’s headquarters here, outside of Chicago. Scheduled to be completed next Spring, the move also will unite the Web Project Management and Engineering Support Groups with the Web Sales and Service Support Groups. "The physical integration of our project management resources will result in a more fluid exchange of information among all of our support groups to ensure that we hear and react to our customers’ individual needs even faster than we do now," Lapinski notes.