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RDP Marathon Renamed Drent Goebel North America

January 10, 2006

RDP Marathon, the Canadian press manufacturer acquired by Drent Goebel in 2005, has officially changed its name to Drent Goebel North America Inc. The company is located in Montreal.

“Since the acquisition, the integration process of both companies’ engineering and sales operations has proceeded very smoothly,” says Rob Teunissen, CEO of Drent Goebel, headquartered in Eerbeek, Netherlands. “Both Drent Goebel and RDP customers have embraced the benefits of this acquisition and with a new year upon us, the timing is right to consolidate our image as one group.”

Huib van den Heuvel, technical director for Drent Goebel, has relocated to Montreal and will be president of Drent Goebel North America. where he will manage the USA and Canadian operations. Eric Short, founder of RDP Marathon and now responsible for North American sales and marketing, will oversee Drent Goebel’s existing sales organization in the USA and Canada.

Drent Goebel specializes in customized web offset printing presses for printers of label and flexible packaging, direct mail, commercial printing and business forms, paperboard, and security documents including banknotes and stamps.