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Final Plans Set For R&E Council Bindery Seminar

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White Stone, VA, March 2005—Plans are now complete for the 47th annual Research & Engineering Council of NAPL Binding, Finishing and Distribution Seminar, to be held April 5 and 6, 2005, at the Marriott O’Hare in Chicago. The meeting will feature addresses by a number of industry chief executives, including Robert Brown, CEO of Goss International; James Dunn, president and CEO of Heidelberg USA; Kenneth Garner, president of United Litho; Werner Naegeli, president and CEO of Muller Martini USA; Chris Pape, president of Monroe Litho; and William Woods, president and CEO of EPI Companies. The annual R&E Council Bindery seminar is widely seen as the preeminent technical meeting in the postpress segment of the printing industry. It provides postpress executives and employees the opportunity to learn how to maximize operations performance. Chaired by Dr. Twyla J. Cummings, vice president of the R&E Council and director of graduate programs at the Rochester Institute of Technology School of Print Media, the meeting will feature a keynote address by Frank Romano, Rochester Institute of Technology professor emeritus, whose presentation will be entitled Keeping Pace With The Race of Change in Postpress. In addition, speakers from Action Printing, Banta, Brown Printing, R. R. Donnelley, Life Touch Yearbook, Monroe Litho, Rex Three, Rickard Circular Folding, Quad/Graphics, and Thompson West will discuss how they have solved binding, finishing and distribution problems in their plants. The 2005 R&E Council Binding, Finishing and Distribution seminar is of particular interest to bindery managers, foremen, supervisors, superintendents, distribution and warehouse managers, manufacturing managers, maintenance managers, industrial engineers, and product engineers at printers, trade binders and publishers who seek one single conference at which to address the latest in postpress technologies and operating techniques, including personnel issues in today’s diverse workplace. Details regarding the seminar may be obtained by contacting the R&E Council at 804-436-9922 or via Email at [email protected] A detailed agenda of the meeting and an enrollment form is available at www.napl.org/events/. Since 1950, the Research & Engineering Council of the National Association for Printing Leadership has been dedicated to the education of printing industry personnel in the latest technologies and productivity improvement methods. The Council conducts seminars at which publishers, printers, educators, consultants and suppliers meet to share information and learn about leading edge technologies affecting the graphic arts industry. At three annual seminars—Pressroom, Bindery, and Digital Smart Factory—the latest technologies are reviewed in the context of actual print production. The Council also holds technology breakfasts at key industry trade shows, and an annual meeting highlighting critical trends in the graphic arts industry. Information regarding membership and seminars is available from the Council at 804-436-9922, at [email protected], or at www.recouncil.org. Hear It Here First at the R&E Council. Chartered in 1933, NAPL is a not-for-profit trade association representing some 2000 printing companies in the $88 billion commercial printing industry. The NAPL 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 members. For detailed information, call NAPL at 800-642-6275, or online at www.napl.org.