NPES Elects Canon Solutions America's Mal Baboyian as NPES Chairman, Announces Directors
RESTON, Va.—October 29, 2015—NPES The Association for Suppliers of Printing, Publishing and Converting Technologies elected a new chairman, three new directors and re-elected several returning directors during its business meeting on Oct. 28, at the NPES 2015 Annual Conference and PRIMIR Fall Meeting in Palm Beach, Florida.
Malkon "Mal" Baboyian, executive vice president, Production Printing Solutions/Large-format Solutions, Canon Solutions America, was elected chairman at the business meeting during the annual conference.
Three new directors were also elected to the NPES board for a two-year term expiring at the 2018 Annual Meeting:
- Steve Mattingly, senior vice president, Southern Lithoplate;
- Steve Metcalf, president and CEO, Air Motion Systems; and
- Greg Salzman, president, Aleyant
"The NPES Board focuses on the strategy and direction for the premier association representing graphic communications industry suppliers," explained Ralph Nappi, president of NPES. "The contribution of these new directors, as well as our returning directors, will ensure that NPES serves our industry in an innovative and responsive way for years to come."
Other directors re-elected to the board were:
- 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 USA.;
- Ron Rose, president, Nova Pressroom Products; and
- Gina Testa, vice president, Marketing, Xerox Corp.
Additionally, NPES board member newly elected to the Executive Committee and to serve as Treasurer was Mark Hischar, president and CEO, KBA-North America.
NPES The Association for Suppliers of Printing, Publishing and Converting Technologies is a U.S. trade association representing more than 600 companies nationwide that manufacture and distribute equipment, software and supplies used across the workflow of printing, publishing and the converting process. NPES is a partner in the Graphic Arts Show Company that sponsors the global PRINT exhibition and GRAPH EXPO—the largest and most comprehensive prepress, printing, converting and package printing, binding and finishing, mailing and fulfillment, and digital, inkjet, offset, flexo, gravure, and hybrid technologies, products and services trade show and conference in the Americas.
NPES offers members a wide range of services including: informational publications; statistical, market research and education programs; government affairs representation; safety and technical standards development coordination in the national and international arenas; and, international trade assistance.