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R&E Council Of NAPL Names Vincent Pinzone Pressroom Operations Manager Of The Year

Press release from the issuing company

PARAMUS, N.J., OCTOBER 24, 2005 - The Research & Engineering Council of NAPL has named Vincent Pinzone, senior vice president, general manager, of commercial printing company Sandy Alexander, Inc., the 2005 Pressroom Operations Manager of the Year. The annual award, established in 2002, recognizes excellence in pressroom production management. The award will be presented to Pinzone at the R&E Council of NAPL's 31st Annual Progress in the Pressroom Seminar in Chicago on Nov. 2. "This is a well-deserved honor for Vincent, who, in addition to forging a distinguished career in the graphic arts, has made significant contributions to advancing pressroom operations," said R&E Council of NAPL Managing Director Ron Mihills in announcing the award. The nomination of Pinzone for the award was submitted by Jonathan Fogel, senior vice president of Sandy Alexander, Inc., who noted that "under Vincent's guidance Sandy Alexander has been leader in developing and successfully utilizing several important technologies. As a member of our senior management team, Vincent will be a key part of our continued growth and success, not just in the pressroom, but in all areas of management." Throughout his 44-year career in the graphic communications industry, Pinzone has held a variety of technical and managerial position in sheetfed and web printing. Joining Sandy Alexander, Inc., in 1979, Pinzone was named plant manager of the company's Clifton, N.J., facility in 1981, advanced to vice president of manufacturing in 1993, and assumed his current position of senior vice president, general manager, in 1995. He also serves as a member of Sandy Alexander's management steering committee and was instrumental in the eight-year development of System Brunner's Instrument Flight, a color diagnostic system used by many leading printing companies. An active member of trade associations NAPL, PIA/GATF, and the Web Offset Association, Pinzone also serves on the executive committee of the R&E Council of NAPL, and is a member of the Board of Directors of TAGA. A frequent speaker at industry events, he has published two important industry case studies, on the cause and effect of fluting and on the effects of temperature control on web presses.