NPES Presents 2011 Harold W. Gegenheimer Awards to Jochen Meissner, manroland
RESTON, VA—Oct. 20, 2011—NPES The Association for Suppliers of Printing, Publishing and Converting Technologies has awarded its 2011 Harold W. Gegenheimer Individual and Corporate Awards for Industry Service to Jochen Meissner, president and CEO of Goss International Americas, and manroland Inc., respectively. The awards—named for the former NPES president and Baldwin Technology Co. chairman emeritus—recognize leadership and participation in NPES and industry activities, civic leadership and technical innovation. The awards were presented at the NPES 2011 Annual Conference, held October 17–19, in Palm Beach, FL.
Meissner, recipient of the Individual Service Award, has extensive international experience with leading suppliers in the printing equipment industry. As a member of Goss’ senior management team since 2002, he has been instrumental in establishing the equipment manufacturer as a premier brand in the print industry, expanding the company’s focus and resources through the acquisition of Heidelberg Web Systems, and extending its technology leadership position through unique innovations within its web press and print finishing product platforms.
A passionate supporter of the industry, Meissner has served on the NPES Board of Directors for the past seven years. His longtime and dedicated involvement in NPES also includes volunteer service on the Programs & Meetings and Market Data Committees. He is a regular participant at the Association’s Annual Conferences and events, and most recently the Vision 3 Summit. As newly elected Treasurer, he currently serves as a member of the Executive Committee of the NPES Board of Directors.
“Jochen embodies all the best qualities of Harold W. Gegenheimer: a lifelong commitment to technical advancement, unique innovation, sound management and leadership, and tireless work on behalf of the industry,” said Ralph J. Nappi, president of NPES. “We are honored to be able to recognize Jochen’s great influence on, and many contributions to, our industry.”
manroland, the Corporate Service Award recipient, has been a top developer of computer integrated manufacturing (CIM) for well over a decade. Recognized for providing leading innovations in printing systems, from commercial through publications to packaging printing, manroland was most recently recognized with an InterTech Award for their Autoprint APL (automatic plate loading system).