Lapinski Taking MAN Roland Reins

WESTMONT, IL—Perhaps the biggest personnel news to surface during last month’s Graph Expo came from the MAN Roland camp, where Vince Lapinski was named CEO effective January 1. He replaces Yves Rogivue, who has steered the company’s North American operations for the past six years.

Lapinski, a 16-year veteran of MAN Roland, has served in numerous capacities. The RIT graduate headed the company’s newspaper sales group and was part of the management team that reorganized the operations by consolidating the entire web division and reallocating manufacturing resources to better support the company’s customers.

Rogivue will work with Lapinski over the balance of 2006. “That will give me the opportunity to work with Yves and benefit from his experience to ensure the changeover is a smooth one for our customers and our organization,” Lapinski said in a release.

In 2001, Lapinski was promoted to lead the entire web operation as COO and was named a member of the board.

As for Rogivue, he is reportedly slated to join Muller Martini as the head of its Printing Systems division in Switzerland.

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