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Graphic Press Expands Sales Organization in San Francisco and Los Angeles

Press release from the issuing company

Los Angeles, CA September 22, 2003 — Graphic Press, the largest minority-owned premier printing company in the United States, announced the addition of Jim Kahm, Mike Gianni, and Danny Welan to the company's sales team roster. Kahm and Gianni will assume vice president and sales manager titles, respectively, for the Northern California region. Welan will support sales in Southern California. "We've been very fortunate to find the cream of the crop in this round of hires," says Pete Stein, executive vice president of sales and marketing. "All three of these reps are veterans in print sales. Their expertise and familiarity with the specific needs of our high-end customers will be invaluable." Kahm, has an extensive background in print manufacturing, beginning his career in 1973 on the pressroom floor. He has worked for such premier printers as George Rice & Sons in L.A. and Pacific Lithograph and Lithographix in the San Francisco Bay Area. Kahm also helped found Northwest Web, a printing company in Eugene, OR. Gianni, a Bay Area native, worked with Anderson Lithograph immediately before coming to Graphic Press. He began his print sales career in 1995 with Lithographix in San Francisco, where he built a base of sales totaling over $4.5 million. For over 15 years, Welan has handled print sales accounts for customers throughout the U.S. Prior to joining Graphic Press, he was at ColorGraphics and before that Alan Lithograph from 1991 to 1996, when the company changed its name to InSync Media. Graphic Press, Inc. is the largest minority-owned premier quality web and sheetfed commercial printer in the country. The company boasts an all-digital workflow environment, from prepress to press, utilizing Heidelberg equipment exclusively—including two 8-color Sunday web 2000 presses, and three 8-color and one 11-color sheetfed presses, all with closed-loop color systems—as well as an extensive bindery operation. Graphic Press provides high-impact promotional materials and annual reports to major domestic and international Fortune 500 companies including industries such as automotive, fashion/apparel, advertising, travel, and financial institutions.