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Nappi Departs NPES, New Board in Place

November 3, 2015
By PrintAction Staff

Ralph Nappi, who served as President of NPES for 10 years, is leaving the organization within the next three months, until a new President is found. “After 10 years at the helm, it is time for NPES to find its next leader and for me to find my next passion,” said Nappi.

Besides serving as President of NPES, Nappi serves as President of the Graphic Arts Show Company (GASC), which oversees the Graph Expo and Print tradeshows, and President of the Graphic Arts Education and Research Foundation (GAERF). He will resign all three positions at the same time.

On October 29, 2015, during NPES Annual Conference in Palm Beach, Florida, the organization introduced its new Board of Directors, which includes the election of Malkon Baboyian to the position of NPES Chairman. Baboyian is Executive Vice President, Production Printing Solutions/Large Format Solutions, Canon Solutions America.


Three new directors were also elected to the NPES Board for a two-year term expiring at the 2018 Annual Meeting, including: Steve Mattingly, Senior Vice President, Southern Lithoplate; Steve Metcalf, President and CEO, Air Motion Systems; and Greg Salzman, President, Aleyant.

Other directors re-elected to the board include: Gavin Jordan-Smith, Vice President, Solutions and Production, Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A.; Mark Kannenberg, President, RBP Chemical Technology; Eric Midlik, Executive Vice President, Global Sales, Prime UV Systems; Andy Rae, Senior Vice President Equipment, Heidelberg U.S.A.; Ron Rose, President, Nova Pressroom Products; and Gina Testa, Vice President, Marketing, Xerox Corporation.

Additionally, NPES board member newly elected to the Executive Committee and to serve as Treasurer was Mark Hischar, President & CEO, KBA-North America.

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