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Presstek Elects Freimuth to be Its New Chief Executive

February 1, 2012
GREENWICH, CT—Feb. 1, 2012—Presstek Inc. announced changes in the company’s executive management team. The board of directors has elected Stanley E. Freimuth as chairman, president and CEO, effective Feb. 13, 2012. Freimuth replaces Jeffrey Jacobson, who is leaving the company to accept a new position.

Freimuth, 65, spent nearly 25 years with Fujifilm, where he initially ran the company’s U.S. graphic systems business for 17 years and went on to serve as chief operating officer and senior executive vice president and chief administrative officer, with responsibility for all Fujifilm businesses in the states. In this role, he was instrumental in leading the company’s successful strategy to transition from an analog to digital business model.

Freimuth has been a valued member of the Presstek board of directors since 2009. He has also served as chairman of the board of the Association for Suppliers of Printing, Publishing and Converting Technologies (NPES) and as chairman of the Graphic Arts Show Co. (GASC). He is a recipient of both the Franklin Award from the Association of Graphic Communications and the Harold W. Gegenheimer Award from NPES.

Presstek also announced that its board has appointed Arnon Dror as vice president, chief financial officer and treasurer, effective Feb. 9, 2012. Dror replaces Jeffrey A. Cook, who is leaving the company to accept a new position.

Dror, 46, comes to Presstek with a broad range of financial, operations and industry experience. He most recently served as director of Worldwide Channel Management for Eastman Kodak and has held several other executive level operations positions at Kodak. He previously served as vice president-finance for Creo Inc. In this worldwide finance executive role, Dror led all aspects of accounting, treasury, planning and analysis and tax functions for Creo, which was acquired by Kodak to create Kodak’s Graphic Communications Group.

“The company is fortunate that we have two such talented individuals who are so well positioned to take the company forward. Stan has been one of the foremost executives in the graphic communications industry for many years. His depth of knowledge gained from leading one of the largest companies in the industry—in addition to his first-hand involvement in defining the strategic direction of Presstek over the last several years—brings a strong vision for the future of Presstek,” said Edward E. Barr, the board’s lead independent director.

“We are also pleased to be able to have Arnon assume the role of chief financial officer. Arnon brings a rare combination of both executive operations and executive finance leadership experience from within our industry. He will be an outstanding addition to the Presstek team.”
 

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