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Don Harvey of xpedx elected to the board of directors of NPES

Press release from the issuing company

LENEXA, Kansas, December 11, 2006—Veteran printing and graphics industry executive Don Harvey has been elected to the board of directors of NPES, the Association for Suppliers of Printing, Publishing and Converting Technologies. Harvey is vice president and general manager of xpedx Printing Technologies, the exclusive U.S. distributor of Ryobi-branded printing presses. xpedx is a division of International Paper. Harvey, who has a distinguished career in the U.S. graphic communications industry, joins the leaders of major press manufacturers as well as graphics supplies and equipment manufacturers at NPES. Other companies represented on the board include Agfa Graphics, Eastman Kodak, Fujifilm, Goss International, Heidelberg USA, Pantone, RIPit Computer Corp., Screen USA and Xerox. "The 400 members of NPES have played an important role in improving the U.S. printing and publishing industries," said Harvey, noting the group’s 73-year history. "I am ready to roll up my sleeves and help NPES develop new ways for printers, publishers and converters to become more profitable, productive and efficient." Harvey, who holds the top leadership post at xpedx Printing Technologies, is credited with rapid growth in sales and installations of Ryobi printing presses in the U.S. Prior to that, Harvey served eight years as corporate vice president of marketing for graphic imaging at xpedx, responsible for the development, strategy and execution of its graphics supplies and equipment business. In that post, Harvey was on the board of the North American Graphic Arts & Suppliers Association (NAGASA) and served a term as chairman. Before joining xpedx, Harvey was North American director of marketing for printing and publishing at Eastman Kodak. He was with Kodak for 28 years in that post and in various national sales, marketing and management capacities. Harvey holds a B.A. in economics from Hobart College, Geneva, N.Y. and lives in metro Kansas City.