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EDSF Welcomes HP's Stephen Nigro To Board Of Directors

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ROLLING HILLS ESTATES, Calif. U.S.A. (March 23, 2006) --- The Electronic Document Systems Foundation (EDSF) announced that Stephen Nigro, senior vice president and general manager of the Graphics and Imaging Business (GIB) for Hewlett-Packard Company, has joined the EDSF board of directors. GIB is part of HP’s Imaging and Printing Group (IPG). EDSF is the non-profit organization dedicated to the document management and communications marketplace. “Steve is a valuable addition to the EDSF board,” said Jeanne Mowlds, EDSF Executive Director. “His knowledge and passion for the industry combined with his keen desire to support programs that prepare the next generation of professionals for the industry is key to EDSF.” A Hewlett Packard employee for more than 20 years, Nigro is no stranger to the document industry. “I’ve admired the work of EDSF for some time and now I have the opportunity to become directly involved in the Foundation’s efforts,” he said. “We all benefit by giving back to the document management and communications industry through EDSF’s scholarship and research grant/mentoring programs.” Within HP, Nigro’s organization is responsible for IPG’s graphics businesses, generating new imaging system businesses, and for developing new printing and non-printing technologies. GIB leads the strategy to capture high-value pages by developing compelling solutions for the industrial, commercial printing and graphics segments. This includes responsibility for large format (DesignJet) printers, Indigo digital presses, digital publishing solutions, graphics printing solutions, and specialty printing systems. The imaging system businesses consist of digital projection systems and the new “Halo” virtual conferencing systems. GIB also includes some of HP’s most valuable technology development assets. GIB is responsible for developing HP’s own printing technologies, including all inkjet systems, liquid electrophotography, and LightScribe. These capabilities also contribute to developing new technologies to enable the imaging systems business. Nigro joins a distinguished line-up of EDSF board members including: Brian Baxendale, corporate vice president, Pitney Bowes (ret.); Don Lowe, CEO, Franchise Services; Quincy Allen, president, Production Systems Group; Wolfgang Pfizenmaier, senior vice president, Heidelberg Americas; Mike Jackson, senior vice president, Pulp & Paper, Weyerhaeuser Company; Ken Morris, Ph.D., CEO, Lightbulb Press; Guy Gecht, CEO, EFI; Malkon "Mal" Baboyian, president, Océ Digital Document Systems, Océ North America; Alfons Buts, president, Nipson Digital Printing Systems PLC; Joel Cartun, founder and vice chairman, Vestcom International Carl Frappaolo, co-founder, Delphi Group, A Perot Systems Company; Harold "Skip" Henk, EDP, president and CEO, Xplor International; P. Tom Jenkins, CEO, Open Text Corporation; John Lombard, president, Document Processing Solutions, Böwe Bell & Howell; John A. Lopiano, president, Spinet Associates; John Mancini, president, AIIM International; Ed Marino, president & CEO, Presstek, Inc.; Keenie McDonald, general manager, IBM Printing Systems Division; Barbara A. Pellow, managing director, Pellow and Partners; Charlie Pesko, Jr., managing director, InfoTrends; Tod D. Pike, senior vice president, Imaging Systems Group, Canon U.S.A.; Frank Romano, EDP, professor emeritus, Rochester Institute of Technology; Nachum "Homi" Shamir, corporate vice president, Eastman Kodak Company; and Joel Wecksell, GVP, research group manager, Software Research Group, Gartner. Nigro joined HP in 1981, working as a summer hire in San Diego. Before coming to HP’s Corvallis, Ore., site in 1990, he worked for the company in San Diego from 1982-1990. Nigro worked in Singapore from 1991-1994, and returned to Corvallis after that stint. He continues to be based in Corvallis. He holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the University of California at Santa Barbara and a master’s degree in electrical engineering from Stanford University. He is a member of the advisory board for Oregon State University Engineering School’s Top 25 program and also serves on the Oregon Business Council’s board.