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R&E Council Names David Knoff Pressroom Operations Manager of the Year

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PARAMUS, N.J., December 5, 2002—David Knoff, vice president of Manufacturing for Arandell Corporation, Menomonee Falls, Wis., received the inaugural Pressroom Operations Manager of the Year Award from the R&E Council of NAPL. The award, to be bestowed annually, was created to recognize a pressroom manager with a proven record of providing outstanding service for customers and creating value for his or her company. The award was presented to Knoff at the Council’s 28th Annual Progress in the Pressroom Seminar, held in Chicago in November. In announcing the award, Ronald L. Mihills, managing director of the R&E Council of NAPL, noted, "David has an outstanding record of excellence in all phases of pressroom operations. He has also contributed significantly to education and training programs that have helped promote productivity and profitability in the pressroom." David Knoff, who joined Arandell Corporation in 1980 as a job planning and customer service clerk, advanced through several positions until assuming his current position in 1996. As VP of Manufacturing, Knoff is responsible for managing and maintaining profitability in the company’s 400,000-sq.-ft. catalog manufacturing facility. Plant equipment includes seven high-speed, five-color heatset web offset presses, 21 saddle-stitch lines with selective inkjet mail addressing capabilities, and a 14,000-pallet storage warehouse. Knoff has a Bachelor of Science degree in industrial technology from the University of Wisconsin. He is a member of several industry associations, including the R&E Council of NAPL, and serves on the ANSI Standard Committee for printing related topics. About the R&E Council of NAPL: The R&E Council of NAPL, founded in 1950 as the Research and Engineering Council of the Graphic Arts Industry, Inc., merged with the National Association for Printing Leadership in September, 2002, to become the R&E Council of NAPL. It is a worldwide technical trade association whose membership comprises printers, publishers, vendors, suppliers, educators, and consultants. In addition to its conferences, the organization holds technology breakfasts at key industry trade shows and conducts two Steering Committee meetings at which critical trends affecting the graphic arts industry are explored in depth. About NAPL: Chartered in 1933, NAPL is a not-for-profit trade association representing some 2,000 printing companies in the $88 billion commercial printing industry. Its mission is to "enable the printing community to profit from change" through a full range of management, educational, and economic information and analysis services to its membership.