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Tim Sawyer Named Vice President Of Marketing, Graphics, For XPEDX

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LOVELAND, Ohio, February 20, 2007 -- Tim Sawyer has been named vice president of marketing, Graphics, for xpedx, the only U.S. distributor to offer graphics equipment and consumables together with the largest selection of printing papers from a single source. He will be based out of the company’s headquarters in Loveland, Ohio, and will report to Guy B. Belew, vice president of Marketing, xpedx. Sawyer will work to increase value for xpedx printing customers, strengthening an already robust graphics offering that goes beyond distribution. xpedx provides graphics professionals with advanced digital prepress equipment, hardware and graphics software, Ryobi presses and digital workflows, color management tools, finishing, bindery and packaging systems. xpedx also offers detailed operations analysis, advice and financing to help make a customer’s printing operations more efficient and profitable. xpedx is one of the largest providers of post-consumer waste content and recycled printing papers in North America. It is also the only U.S. paper distributor to be nationally certified for chain of custody. “Tim has served the printing industry for his entire career. His knowledge of printing, graphics manufacturing, and distribution networks makes him uniquely qualified to create strategic growth opportunities for xpedx and our customers,” Belew said. “Tim is well connected, respected by our suppliers, and brings a broad understanding of international business practices to xpedx.” Sawyer has a 30-year career in the printing and graphics industry. He most recently served as director, Prepress Consumables Business, for Eastman Kodak Company where he was responsible for the marketing and product management of the consumables business in the Greater Asia region. Prior to this, Sawyer worked in a variety of national positions with Eastman Kodak and other graphics manufacturers. He learned the printing business from the ground floor up, working for medium and large U.S. commercial printing companies as pressroom foreman, manager, and ultimately plant manager. “This collective experience has given me a unique perspective,” Sawyer said. “It helps me understand the challenges printers and their customers are faced with today in a competitive global environment. My goal is to build on the value xpedx brings to printers and customers through offering the right products, solutions, services and strategies that customers are expecting.”