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Pitman Appoints Anthony P. Crupi, Sr. Its CEO

May 2009
TOTOWA, NJ—May 29, 2009—The Board of Directors of the Pitman Co., the leading independent North American graphic arts supplier, announced today that they have appointed Anthony P. Crupi, Sr. as Chief Executive Officer. Crupi was recently named to the Pitman Board of Directors.

“Pitman management and Tony Crupi have been acquainted for several decades,” commented Peter Schmidt, Chairman of Pitman Company. “Tony Crupi is a true icon in the graphic arts industry and his reputation is unparalleled. The Board and I thought that his thorough knowledge of the printing business and finance would be an invaluable asset on a daily basis. Consequently, I have relinquished my title of CEO to Tony and I will remain as Chairman of the Board. Peter Moore retains his title of President.”

Crupi is currently the Chairman, President and CEO of Latran Technologies, a manufacturer of high resolution color proofing systems in Woburn, MA, and until recently was a Partner and Managing Director of Andlinger and Company Inc., a private equity investment banking firm in Tarrytown, NY.

Anthony Crupi commented on his appointment: “I was delighted to become a member of the Board of Directors of the Pitman Company, and now it is with honor that I assume the position of CEO. With the support of the entire Pitman team, it is my intent to accept the challenge of leading the Pitman Company into yet another century of success in the graphic arts industry.”

Crupi’s extensive career in the graphic arts industry includes executive positions with DuPont, Anitec Image Technology Corp., International Paper, Ilford Photo and Polaroid Graphic Imaging LLC.

Crupi is a graduate of Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) with a Bachelor of Science degree. He is also a member of the Advisory Board of New York University’s program for Graphic Arts Management and Technology and serves on their marketing committee.

About Pitman Co.
With more than a century of service as the leading independent North American graphic arts industry supplier, the Pitman Company currently provides the full spectrum of product and system solutions, service and support for both digital and traditional prepress and pressroom operations. Pitman also offers tailored product solutions for the specific requirements of printing market segments such as newspaper publishing and packaging production., the company's e-commerce operation, is the world's largest online printing and equipment supplies store. The company is also the country’s largest independent provider of imaging products to the graphics, corporate and technical design marketplaces. Headquartered in Totowa, New Jersey, the Pitman Company has branch locations with modern distribution facilities throughout the United States.

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