Presstek Appoints James W. LaRue Vice President Worldwide Manufacturing and Supply Chain
HUDSON, NH—Sept. 4, 2007—Presstek, Inc. (Nasdaq: PRST), the leading manufacturer and marketer of digital offset printing business solutions, today announced the appointment of James W. LaRue as vice president of worldwide manufacturing and supply chain. In this role, LaRue will direct the development and implementation of operational and production goals to address quality and efficiency objectives and will report directly to Jeff Jacobson, president and chief executive officer. LaRue will also plan and implement all initiatives related to inventory planning, quality control and customer service and will develop processes and systems to improve material efficiency and streamline procedures.
LaRue brings a strong supply chain and operations management background to Presstek and joins the company after serving as both general manager of global SAP programs and global supply chain leader for Eastman Kodak. LaRue has also worked as vice president of supply chain for Kodak Polychrome Graphics and for OKI Data Corporation after also working for Johnson & Johnson and serving in the U.S. Navy. LaRue has received certification in Integrated Resource Management and Production and Inventory Management from the American Production and Inventory Control Society and received his B.A in Business Administration from the University of Oklahoma.
“Jim brings a history of operational excellence and seamless ERP implementations to Presstek,” said Jeff Jacobson, Presstek president and chief executive officer. “Jim’s considerable industry expertise with developing successful global supply chain and inventory control strategies will be an invaluable asset to Presstek as we continue to expand our presence internationally and deliver customer-focused solutions for the changing global demands of the graphic communications market.”
Presstek, Inc. is the leading manufacturer and marketer of high tech digital imaging solutions to the graphic arts and laser imaging markets. Presstek’s patented DI®, CTP and plate products provide a streamlined workflow in a chemistry-free environment, thereby reducing printing cycle time and lowering production costs. Presstek solutions are designed to make it easier for printers to cost effectively meet increasing customer demand for high-quality, shorter print runs and faster turnaround while providing improved profit margins. Presstek subsidiary, Lasertel, Inc., manufactures semiconductor laser diodes for Presstek’s and external customers’ applications. For more information visit www.presstek.com, or call 603-595-7000 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.