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Stanley Freimuth, Goss International Receive NPES Gegenheimer Awards

Press release from the issuing company

October 26, 2004 -- Stanley E. Freimuth, Senior Executive Vice President and CAO of Fuji Photo Film USA and Goss International Corporation received the 2004 Harold W. Gegenheimer Awards for Industry Service at the Annual Conference of NPES The Association for Suppliers of Printing, Publishing and Converting Technologies October 25 in Amelia Island, Florida. The awards, named for a former NPES President and Chairman Emeritus of Baldwin Technology Company, recognize qualities which Harold Gegenheimer continues to stand for – a lifelong commitment to technical innovation, sound management, support for education and research and working for the good of the whole industry. The winners receive plaques, and NPES contributes $2,000 in the name of the winners to the Print and Graphics Scholarship Foundation for scholarships offered to the employees or children of employees of NPES member companies to pursue studies in graphic communications. Freimuth was honored with the individual award for his active participation in the Association for more than 20 years. During that time, he has served as chairman of NPES and the Graphic Arts Show Company; member of the board of directors and Executive Committee; member of the board of the Graphic Arts Education and Research Foundation; chairman of the Programs and Meetings and Show Committees; and member of the Strategic Planning Committee. The nomination noted that he has made a significant contribution of time, energy and leadership to NPES and industry activities. Goss has been a member of the Association for more than forty-five years under several names. The Goss Printing Press Company was founded in 1885 by two brothers, Fred and Sam Goss. During its long history, the company has introduced a number of innovations, including the first straight-line newspaper press in 1892, the first newspaper web offset press in 1962, and the first "four-high" newspaper press capable of printing four colors on each side of a web. A merger with the Miehle Printing Press & Manufacturing Company in 1957 created the firm Miehle-Goss-Dexter, an active member of the association before its acquisition by Rockwell International, where Goss became Goss Graphic Systems Division. Goss International acquired the assets of Goss Graphic Systems in 2002. Goss has been an active participant in NPES initiatives overseas, including the U.S.-Sino Printing, Publishing and Converting Technologies Training Center in Shanghai and the American Technology Print Center in Moscow. President Richard Sutis has been a member of the NPES board of directors since 1997. Nominations for the Gegenheimer awards may be made by any NPES member company. Nominations for the 2005 awards will be due September 15.