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Envelope Manufacturers Association Welcomes New Board Members

Press release from the issuing company

 - 11/12/02 - ALEXANDRIA, VA - The Envelope Manufacturers Association (EMA) is pleased to welcome four new members to its board of directors. Each member will serve a term of three years (2002 - 2005). The new board members are as follows: David F. Driscoll - president, Ambassador Envelope Company Mr. Driscoll is a graduate of Saint Louis University with degrees in Finance and Business Administration. He started his career in envelopes as a sales representative for a St. Louis manufacturer and in 1979, started his own envelope company. A member of EMA since 1984, he is past chairman of the Management Information Committee, past chairman of the Finance Committee, past chairman of the EMA board of directors and is a current member of the Foundation Leadership Council. He has served on several committees and task forces including the Executive Committee and the Dues Review Task Force. He is married and has two children. Alan J. Kristel - president, Commercial Envelope Mfg. Company Mr. Kristel began working at Commercial in the summer of 1969. He started in 1973 as the trainee plant manager and later became the plant manager of the Bronx, NY plant. In 1978, he became the vice president of production and was promoted to president in 1982. He has five children. Derek P. Waterhouse - vice president, Worcester Envelope Co. Mr. Waterhouse spent his childhood working summers and vacation in the production departments of the envelope industry. After graduating from college, he took a job outside the industry to gain a different perspective on the envelope manufacturing industry. In 1998, he came back to the envelope industry in a managerial role. He is a graduate of Springfield College in Business Management and Finance. He also currently serves as the vice chairman of EMA's Plant Management Committee. Marion A. Porento - vice president and chief financial officer, Best Cutting Die Co. Ms. Porento is vice president and chief financial officer of Best Cutting Die Co. She is part of the second generation of a family-owned business, started by her father in 1966. Ms. Porento came to Best as an assistant to the controller and has worked in most of the business administration capacities. A past chairman of EMA's Associates' Business Committee and a member of the EMA Foundation Leadership Council, she received a Masters Degree in Business Administration from the Keller School of Business Management.