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NPES Announces New Market Representative In Brazil

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October 20, 2004 -- NPES The Association for Suppliers of Printing, Publishing and Converting Technologies has appointed Hamilton Terni Costa as the Association’s market representative in Brazil. The appointment was announced October 10 during a news conference on NPES international initiatives at GRAPH EXPO and CONVERTING EXPO 04 in Chicago. Terni Costa, President of AN Consulting, Sao Paulo, has a career covering 31 years in the printing and graphic communications industry. Most recently he was CEO of Quebecor World Mexico, Manufacturing Director for Latin America and General Manager of Quebecor World Sao Paulo. Prior to joining Quebecor, he served five years as General Manager of Grafica Melhoramentos, one of the largest book manufacturers in Brazil, leading that company’s merger with Quebecor World in 2001. For 18 years he managed a family business doing commercial printing, business forms and packaging. In 2004, Terni Costa launched a consulting business covering digital printing in Brazil and Latin America, change management, book publishing and association management. As NPES representative, he will provide information and develop services for member companies. An active leader and member of industry associations, Terni Costa is Chairman of the Board of the Brazilian Association of Printing Technology (ABTG) and a member of the boards of the Brazilian Printing Industry Association (ABIGRAF) and CONLATINGRAF, the Latin American Printing Industry Confederation. “Hamilton Terni Costa’s broad experience in the Brazilian printing industry will be an enormous asset to NPES member companies in providing better market information and access to the largest graphic communications technology market in South America,” said NPES President Regis J. Delmontagne. Terni Costa noted that graphic communications in Brazil makes up one percent of the country’s gross domestic product and “is one of the world’s most creative graphic arts industries.” He added that, “although Brazil has been suffering the consequences of world economic instability, it remains the largest market in South America.”