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Xeikon's Mike Ring named new NPES chairman

November 13, 2013

The Association for Suppliers of Printing, Publishing and Converting Technologies also elected two new directors to its board at its annual meeting.

NPES, The Association for Suppliers of Printing, Publishing and Converting Technologies elected a new chairman, two new directors and re-elected several returning directors during its business meeting on November 12 at the organization's 2013 Annual Conference in Orlando, FL, USA.

Michael V. Ring, president of Itasca, IL-based Xeikon America, Inc. and vice president of Worldwide Marketing, Xeikon America, Inc., was elected chairman at the business meeting during the annual conference. Xeikon is a manufacturer and distributor of digital color printing systems and related consumables. With more than 20 years of experience in general management, sales, marketing, and international business, Ring previously held positions at Xerox, Kodak and Georgia Pacific.

Two new directors were also elected to the NPES Board for a two-year term expiring at the 2016 Annual Meeting: Greg Blue, CEO, manroland web systems Inc., and Todd Zimmerman, vice president and general manager, Fujifilm North America Corporation.

"The NPES Board focuses on the strategy and direction for the premier association representing graphic communications industry suppliers," says Ralph Nappi, president of NPES. "The contribution of these new directors, as well as our returning directors, will ensure that NPES serves our industry in an innovative and responsive way for years to come."

Other directors re-elected to the board were:

Mal Baboyian, Executive Vice President, Production Printing Solutions/Large Format Solutions, Canon Solutions America
D.J. Burgess, President & CEO, Burgess Industries, Inc.
Dennis Killion, Director of Marketing, Graphics, xpedx
Marc Olin, Senior Vice President & General Manager APPS, efi
Michael Ring, President-Xeikon America, Inc. & Vice President-Worldwide Marketing, Xeikon America, Inc.
Additionally, newly elected from the NPES Executive Committee to serve as Treasurer was Mal Baboyian, Executive Vice President, Production Printing Solutions/Large Format Solutions, Canon Solutions America.

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