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Punch Graphix Americas Appoints Michael Ring CMO and VP of Business Development

Press release from the issuing company

Itasca, IL, November 21, 2007 - Punch Graphix Americas has appointed Michael V. Ring as its Chief Marketing Officer and Vice President of Business Development.
Michael will be responsible for overall marketing and increasing the sales of Punch Graphix-s Xeikon digital color printing solutions in North America. He and his team have been assigned the responsibility of further expanding Xeikon-s share of high-end digital color printing systems. Xeikon systems have enjoyed rapid growth over the last few years with the introduction of new products and technology.
Michael has more than 20 years of experience in the printing industry and has held several key positions with various companies such as Xerox, Georgia Pacific and Kodak. While at Eastman Kodak Company-s Graphic Communications Group, he was the Vice President of Digital Print, US&C and for the last 10 months was assigned to Kodak-s European region.
According to Bram Bourgeois, President and CEO, Punch Graphix Americas, "The immense potential of the Xeikon technology as well as the strength, ambition and dynamics of our team convinced Michael to join our company. I-m confident that Xeikon will benefit from Michael-s extensive knowledge of the digital printing market as well as his proven track record of successfully developing and positioning digital printing technology in this very competitive market."
According to Michael Ring, "I am excited about joining the Punch Graphix Americas team. Punch Graphix, through its Xeikon brand, has always been at the forefront of digital color printing technology. The company offers a unique value-proposition to its customers based on the competitive advantages of Xeikon technology. I am looking forward to further strengthening Xeikon-s market leadership in the graphic arts industry."