manroland Receives Gegenheimer Award from NPES
manroland has been awarded the 2011 Harold W. Gegenheimer Corporate Award for Industry Service from NPES, the Association for Suppliers of Printing, Publishing and Converting Technologies. The award, named after one of technology innovators who helped printing become widespread in the 20th century, was presented to manroland “in recognition of [its] industry leadership through participation in NPES and industry activities, civic leadership and technical innovation.”
The press manufacturer was also cited for being a top developer of computer integrated manufacturing (CIM) for over a decade. “Despite our industry challenges, manroland still manages impressive technological innovations and leadership in support of our industry,” said Ralph Nappi, President of NPES. “This was a key reason for manroland receiving the [Gegenheimer Award].”
The award is named after former NPES President and Baldwin Technology Company Chairman Emeritus, Harold W. Gegenheimer, who invented the convertible offset perfecting press.
“manroland is honoured to receive this prestigious award from NPES,” stated Vince Lapinski, CEO of manroland North America. “Mr. Gegenheimer provided an example to all of us — giving us a vision, not only what print is capable of, but also where we can take print if we can imagine the possibilities. We hope to continue in his footsteps as industry supporters and innovators in print.”