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Ken Hanson of Hanson Printing Retires; New Management Team Announced

Press release from the issuing company

Brockton, Massachusetts - September 23rd, 2005 – After a rewarding 35 years at the helm of the printing company founded by his father, Ken Hanson has retired from Hanson Printing Company. His official date of retirement was September 16th. Three long-time Hanson employees have become the new principals of the Brockton, Massachusetts, commercial printing firm. General Manager Kim Taylor succeeds Ken Hanson as President; Heather Hanson is the firm’s new Vice President; and Paul Cicone is the company’s Secretary. These three individuals have more than 65 years of uninterrupted employment with Hanson Printing. With Hanson’s new leadership, the printing firm will remain privately owned. In an announcement made recently by Ken Hanson to a gathering of the firm’s 40 employees, keeping the firm independently owned and operated was important in his decision to retire. “No one could be prouder of the firm's longevity and continued success than I am," noted Ken Hanson. "There’s simply no greater joy than to see the firm in which I’ve spent my whole career continue under the leadership of these three people.” Speaking for the new management team, Heather Hanson said "Our primary focus will be to maintain the stability and dependability in our operations that have helped create our solid reputation." Heather will be the third generation of the Hanson family to serve as an executive. “A change at the top doesn’t mean there will be any change to the high-quality products and services that this company is known for,” she added. Ken Hanson has been active in many industry associations during his long career, including serving as president of the board of PINE, the Printing Industries of New England. He has also devoted countless hours to numerous community activities in the Brockton area. On September 14th, Hanson was honored at a retirement party at the printing facility, where employees, customers, suppliers and colleagues in the industry came together to wish the printing executive well in his retirement.