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Standard Register Names Joe Morgan CTO, Remains CEO of SMARTworks

Press release from the issuing company

DAYTON, Ohio--Feb. 7, 2003--The board of directors of Standard Register, a leading information solutions provider, elected Joe Morgan as vice president and chief technology officer for the company. This is an expanded role for Morgan, who continues to serve as president and CEO of the company's subsidiary, SMARTworks, LLC. In this officer role, Morgan will also lead Standard Register's Information Management organization. "Joe will determine how to best apply the company's technology portfolio to customer needs," said Dennis Rediker, president and CEO. "In his new role, Joe will ensure that we are continuously leveraging technology to add superior value to our customers as well as to improve efficiency and decision making internally. This newly-created position is broader in scope than the previous CIO (chief information officer) role we had at Standard Register." Morgan brings technology expertise and leadership experience from a variety of industries. He has spent his career driving culture change and building high performing teams. With his unique customer orientation toward technology, he will focus on the advancement of Standard Register's technology platform. Morgan assumed the position of president and chief executive officer of SMARTworks in July 2001. Prior to joining SMARTworks, Morgan served as president of eflatbed.com, where he led the creation of an on-line logistic management product that was delivered as an application service provider (ASP) in the metals, lumber, and building products industries. Morgan previously served as president and chairman of the board of Sony Chemical Corporation of America, where he led the company through the start-up and development of its first integrated manufacturing operation outside of Japan. Morgan has also served in an executive position with FLEXcon, a manufacturer of pressure-sensitive film products and labeling materials. Morgan serves on the board of IIMAK and he belongs to the Young President's Organization. He is also Standard Register's representative with Dayton's i-Zone organization, which helps technology start-ups prepare to launch and run their businesses in the Greater Dayton market. Morgan holds a bachelor's degree in chemistry from the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Mass., a bachelor's in chemical engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute, also in Worcester, and an MBA from Clark University in Worcester.