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L. P. Thebault Company Expands Sales Force with Mark Lassi and Mark Gropler

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Parsippany, NJ --- L. P. Thebault is pleased to announce that Mark Lassi and Mark Gropler have joined the company’s growing sales force with Lassi as Vice President of Sales and Gropler as National Account Executive. Both will be reporting to Don Seitz, Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing. In their new roles, Lassi and Gropler will help build LPT’s presence in the commercial marketplace as the nation’s premier high-end printer. Mark Lassi Mark Lassi rejoins The L. P. Thebault Company with over 22 years of graphic arts experience. He began his commercial print career in 1983 at LPT while awaiting appointment to the FAA academy to pursue a career as an air traffic controller. After a brief tour working for the FAA, he moved back to the printing industry, acquiring expertise in in-line direct marketing products including fragrance inserts and scratch-off gaming technologies. Lassi spent the last 12 years of his career at Anderson Lithograph as a bi-coastal account manager, representing the LA-based printer in the Northeast, specializing in fashion and cosmetics. Mr. Lassi holds a degree in Airport Management from the Community College of the Air Force. He spent four years at George Air Force Base Victorville Ca. and was honorably discharged from the USAF as sergeant E-4. He lives in Jersey City NJ and enjoys deep sea fishing, boating, building and rollerblading in his spare time. Mark Gropler Mark Gropler brings a wealth of sales and technical consulting experience to his clients, with specialties in publication inserts and POP packages. He graduated from La Salle University with a degree in business and began his professional career in marketing at Avon Products, Inc. Gropler moved to commercial printing by joining the Lasky Company in 1986. Like Mark Lassi, Mark Gropler has spent much of his print career representing several top West Coast printers in the Northeast market. Mr. Gropler earned his MBA in Marketing at Iona College. He lives in Franklin Lakes, NJ with his wife Susan and has two children; Brian, 26; and Kara, 25. When he is not selling printing, Mark enjoys playing golf in his spare time. “We are delighted that Mark Lassi is joining us”, comments Don Seitz. “He brings a strong knowledge of the fashion marketplace and powerful relationships with many clients. Mark and his team will further enhance and grow our presence across the New York City market. At the same time, Mark Gropler, with his wealth of experience, will focus on national accounts both here in NYC and in selected markets across the country. “ Wes Vanderwende, President and COO of LPT, adds, “Our company has a proud history with a strong foundation in print quality, innovation, technical expertise and creativity. We are staffed throughout the organization with a wonderful group of dedicated employees. Mark Lassi and Mark Gropler will be powerful additions to this team.” ABOUT THE L. P. THEBAULT COMPANY The L. P. Thebault Company, founded in 1954, is one of the largest, family-owned, high-end commercial printers in the nation. Over the past 50+ years, LPT has experienced solid growth by delivering superb quality, customer service and value and expanding product offerings and services to a distinguished group of clients. Print expertise is in such product areas as promotional brochures, direct mail, brochures, catalogs, billing inserts, posters, magazine inserts, folding cartons/packaging, annual reports and corporate/employee communications literature, POS materials and more. ISO certification, continuous improvement, and significant investments in environmental sustainability programs such as FSC certification and membership in CERES reflect the company’s commitment to responsible manufacturing and 100% customer satisfaction. Visit www.thebault.com for more information.

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