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Graphic Press Expands Senior Sales Force with George Rice & Sons Reps

Press release from the issuing company

Los Angeles, CA March 31, 2004 — Graphic Press, the largest minority-owned premier printing company in the United States, announced the addition of John Vogelsang and David Owen Taylor to the company's sales roster. Vogelsang assumes the title of senior account executive with additional management responsibilities. Taylor fills the position of senior sales representative. Both join Graphic Press from George Rice & Sons. "We continue to be extremely fortunate in landing the industry’s best," says Pete Stein, executive vice president of sales and marketing. "John and David are veterans in print sales. Their expertise and familiarity with the specific needs of our high-end customers will add lasting value to our company." Vogelsang joined Graphic Press because of the company's responsive work culture. "This environment provides me the opportunity to work with a top-notch sales team and help younger reps develop their skills." Vogelsang launched his career in printing as a prepress operator in 1981. In 1992, he switched from prepress management at Gore Graphics to a sales position with Gore. He was hired by George Rice & Sons in 1995. His intimate knowledge of the plant floor has made him an outstanding communicator with clients and a top salesman wherever he’s been. David Owen Taylor has been working in the print industry for 39 plus years. He started at Anderson Litho in 1965 as a sales trainee, but made his mark at George Rice & Sons where he worked for 37 years. "I joined Graphic Press because I saw a wonderful opportunity to provide my customers with superior service and the best possible printed products," he says. "The people here have a great attitude and the plant is really a showcase."