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MAN Roland's Vince Lapinski appointed to the NPES Board of Directors

Press release from the issuing company

December 10, 2007 - Vincent Lapinski, CEO of MAN Roland Inc., has been chosen as a member of the Board of Directors of NPES - the Association for Suppliers of Printing, Publishing and Converting Technologies.
As a Director, Lapinski will participate in setting strategy and policy for the trade group, whose membership consists of over 400 companies that manufacture and distribute equipment, systems, software, and supplies used in printing, publishing and converting.
Ralph J. Nappi, President of NPES, welcomed Lapinski to the Board. "Vince brings over two decades of experience in the Graphic Arts to our organization, and he represents one of our industry's leading manufacturers," Nappi said. "He will be a valuable asset to the decision-making process at NPES."
In accepting his appointment, Lapinski pointed to NPES's role as a unifying entity. "In this age of workflow integration, having a strong trade association that brings manufacturers and suppliers together is more important than ever," he said. "NPES provides a platform for discussion and interaction that makes our entire industry stronger, and I am honored to have been chosen to play a part in that effort."
Among its many activities, NPES conducts conferences and educational events, and is one of the guiding partners behind the Graph Arts Show Company (GASC), which owns and operates the Graph Expo and Print expositions. As an association, NPES is highly instrumental in developing a unified voice for the industry in terms of government affairs, international trade opportunities, market research, product safety, standards development, and much more.
"In an increasingly competitive media market, printing facilities need to find ways to be more efficient and more effective," Lapinski notes. "NPES works as a valuable resource in helping manufacturers like MAN Roland help our customers achieve those objectives."