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Gravure Association of America Announces Gravure Persons of the Year

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Rochester, New York -- June 26, 2002 -- The Gravure Association of America (GAA) has announced the recipients of the 2002 Gravure Persons of the Year Awards. They are Peter Daetwyler, President, Max Daetwyler Corporation; and Marc L. Reisch, Chairman, President, and CEO, Quebecor World, North American Operations. The Gravure Person of the Year Award provides recognition and honor to outstanding individuals who have contributed unselfishly to the advancement of gravure in the U.S. or internationally. Mr. Daetwyler is an active member of the GAA and serves on the Board of Trustees of the Gravure Education Foundation. His contributions to the gravure industry include many innovative technologies for cylinder preparation, including the Polishmaster, the Gravostar Series engravers, the Laserstar laser engraver, and the Digilas laser imager. Mr. Daetwyler is also an active member of PLGA, PICA, the Graphic Arts Technical Foundation, and the Flexographic Technical Association. Mr. Reisch serves as Chairman, President, and CEO of Quebecor World’s North American Operations. Prior to this appointment, Mr. Reisch held the position of President of World Color Press, which was merged with Quebecor Printing in 1999. Through his leadership, these two companies came together successfully; significant manufacturing assets were realigned and cultures assimilated without any interference in customers’ work. Mr. Daetwyler and Mr. Reisch will be honored at the Gravure Persons of the Year Awards Luncheon on Monday, October 7, 2002, at The Fairmont Hotel in Chicago, Illinois. The entire printing industry is invited. For more information, please contact the GAA at 585-436-2150. Initiated in 1990 by the GAA, former recipients of the Gravure Person of the Year Award are: - Madame Tere Cerutti, 1990 - John Walter, 1991 - Vito J. Colaprico, 1993 - Lester W. Buechler, 1993 - Edward E. Barr, 1996 - H. Howard Flint, II, 1998 - Christopher M. Little, 2000 Proceeds from the Gravure Persons of the Year Award Luncheon support the Gravure Education Foundation (GEF), a not-for-profit charitable organization. Founded in 1979, the mission of the GEF is to promote and support educational development in gravure technology by raising and properly distributing money and resources to deserving educators, institutions and students. By doing so, the Foundation will motivate and develop individuals with the technical proficiency and leadership skills for the print communications industry. The Gravure Association of America’s mission is to promote the gravure printing process for publication, packaging, and product printing. Members of the Association include many of the nation’s leading printers, publishers, service houses, and engravers, as well as manufacturers of paper, ink, and presses for the gravure industry.

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